6.7/10
492
19 user 3 critic

Rafter Romance (1933)

Passed | | Comedy, Romance | 1 September 1933 (USA)
Mary, a working girl, shares a Greenwich Village apartment with Jack, an artist-night watchman. They share the apartment on a shift basis never seeing each other. Mary develops a hearty dislike for Jack until she meets him.

Director:

(as William Seiter)

Writers:

(screen play), (screen play) | 2 more credits »
Reviews

On TV

Airs Tue. Jun. 07, 6:15 AM on TCM

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Certificate: Passed Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A woman tricks a playboy into marrying her and then tries to make him legitimately fall in love with her.

Director: John Cromwell
Stars: Ann Harding, William Powell, Lucile Browne
Stingaree (1934)
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A young woman is seduced by a charismatic highwayman who offers her promises of fame as a singer in exchange for romance.

Director: William A. Wellman
Stars: Irene Dunne, Richard Dix, Mary Boland
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

A family looses everything in the crash of 1929 except for their yacht. In order to make money they rent out the yacht. A couple of guys feel sorry for the young maiden, she has everything ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Sloane
Stars: Mary Boland, Polly Moran, Ned Sparks
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

The offices of a great newspaper syndicate are presided over by John B. Radway, obviously a nut, and his sister Ollie Radway, obviously the brains in the family. David "Party" Partridge, ... See full summary »

Director: William C. McGann
Stars: Mary Boland, Frank McHugh, Hugh Herbert
Certificate: Passed Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Dr. Eli Watt, a widower, comes to a small town, considering himself a failure in his attempt to have a meaningful career in New York. He raises his son Jimmy as well as Letty, a baby whose ... See full summary »

Director: John S. Robertson
Stars: Lionel Barrymore, May Robson, Dorothy Jordan
Comedy | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Gangster hires down-and-out press agent to make his blonde bimbo girlfriend a singing star.

Director: Frank Tashlin
Stars: Tom Ewell, Jayne Mansfield, Edmond O'Brien
Certificate: Passed Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Two bumbling servants are hired by a dizzy society matron to cook and serve a meal to visiting royalty.

Director: Sam Taylor
Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Mary Boland
The Outriders (1950)
Romance | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

In 1865, three escaped Confederate POWs join the Quantrill raiders who are planning to rob a Union gold shipment concealed in a civilian wagon train.

Director: Roy Rowland
Stars: Joel McCrea, Arlene Dahl, Barry Sullivan
Certificate: Passed Drama | Romance | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Frenchwoman Michele de la Becque, an opponent of the Nazis in German-occupied Paris, hides a downed American flyer, Pat Talbot, and attempts to get him safely out of the country.

Director: Jules Dassin
Stars: Joan Crawford, John Wayne, Philip Dorn
Biography | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Biography of Frederic Chopin.

Director: Charles Vidor
Stars: Paul Muni, Merle Oberon, Cornel Wilde
Comedy | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

An ordinary man suddenly finds that anything he says comes true. Or at least, almost anything!

Directors: Lothar Mendes, Alexander Korda
Stars: Roland Young, Ralph Richardson, Edward Chapman
Certificate: Passed Crime | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Oliver Lane is "The Solitaire Man," a renowned jewel thief who is ready to retire and marry Helen, his partner in crime and his one true love. Their plans are shattered when another member ... See full summary »

Director: Jack Conway
Stars: Herbert Marshall, Mary Boland, Lionel Atwill
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
Mary
...
Jack
George Sidney ...
Eckbaum
Robert Benchley ...
Hubbell
Laura Hope Crews ...
Elise
...
Fritzie (as Guinn Williams)
Sidney Miller ...
Julius
Edit

Storyline

Mary, a working girl, shares a Greenwich Village apartment with Jack, an artist-night watchman. They share the apartment on a shift basis never seeing each other. Mary develops a hearty dislike for Jack until she meets him.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

1 September 1933 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Adorada Inimiga  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(Turner library print)

Sound Mix:

(RCA Victor System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Ginger Rogers and Norman Foster replaced Dorothy Wilson and Joel McCrea in the lead roles. See more »

Connections

Remade as Living on Love (1937) See more »

Soundtracks

Dinah
(1925) (uncredited)
Music by Harry Akst
Background music at the Chinese restaurant
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Rogers on Her Way Up
15 August 2012 | by (Claremont,USA) – See all my reviews

Mildly amusing little pre-Code comedy. The premise is promising—a guy (Foster) and a girl (Rogers) share an upstairs flat at different times of day, and so they never meet, at least as co-tenants. But they do meet casually without knowing the other person is the one sharing the flat. The thing is that as co-tenants they've developed a dislike for one another, but as acquaintances, they're becoming romantically involved. So what will happen when each finds out who the other person really is. Sounds complicated, but the premise does set up a lot of clever comedic possibilities, especially when the archly befuddled Robert Benchley is added to the mix.

The movie has its amusing parts, yet doesn't rise to a memorable level. The trouble is that Foster (Jack) has neither the charisma nor the comedic talent needed to match the scintillating Rogers (Mary). At the same time, director Seiter fails to provide the bounce a good comedy needs. And in a supporting role the middle-age Crews (Elise) unfortunately over-acts in theatrically unfunny fashion. Thus it's left to the incomparable Rogers to carry the movie, which she does while making the entire package worth watching. All in all, the result amounts to an okay programmer, but one that unfortunately doesn't live up to potential.


0 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Swastikas PeterPangloss
Does this make anyone else think of Sunset Blvd? diamonddolls
Re-makeable? swansabi08
Running Time-Missing dan01ster
Fritzie the cab driver ksf-2
Three Stooges supporting actress & actor romar289
Discuss Rafter Romance (1933) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?