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She Had to Say Yes (1933)

Unrated | | Drama | 15 July 1933 (USA)
It is the bottom of the depression and Sol Glass has the idea that the girls in the stenographic department should be used to entertain the clients. Seems the clients are tiring of the ... See full summary »

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Maizee
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Daniel Drew
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Tommy Nelson
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Luther Haines
Ferdinand Gottschalk ...
Sol Glass
Suzanne Kilborn ...
Birdie Reynolds
Helen Ware ...
Mrs. Haines
Harold Waldridge ...
Glass' Office Boy
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It is the bottom of the depression and Sol Glass has the idea that the girls in the stenographic department should be used to entertain the clients. Seems the clients are tiring of the regular fast and hard women and this would be a change that would allow the girls to go to dinners and see shows. Tom does not want his fiancée, Flo, to go out with clients until he needs her to close a contract with Daniel. After that, she finds that Tom is two timing her with Birdie so she goes out again with Daniel. Everything is going well for a time until Daniel needs her to close a contract with Haines. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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15 July 1933 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Amor por Atacado  »

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$111,000 (estimated)
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The first film directed by Busby Berkeley. See more »

Quotes

Maizee: I've never been able to get it though my thick skull what you ever saw in Tommy Nelson in the first place. I mean...
Florence Denny: What made you think of him again? He was different, once.
Maizee: Yeah, so was the Republican Party.
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Under My Umbrella
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Music by George W. Meyer and Pete Wendling
Played when Danny drops the plate
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Men Are Beasts
6 January 2010 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

If She Had To Say Yes had kept its cynical edge throughout this film might be undiscovered gem among before the Code pictures. But when it relented and allowed for a kind of happy ending the whole film was totally spoiled.

Loretta Young stars and plays a beautiful young woman working in the garment industry where at least the heterosexual men are really oversexed and expect a little something something on the side when they're buying from a firm. But the older and around the track a few too many times ex-chorus girls just aren't doing it for the buyers.

Number two guy Regis Toomey comes up with the bright idea of using the wholesome young ladies in the stenography pool as 'customer girls' for the buyers. Naturally though, Young is his private preserve. But the lure of a good commission even overcomes that.

Buyer Lyle Talbot is no better a specimen of the male side of humankind as he blows hot and cold and also lets his libido get the better of him. In the end all that seems to be proved is men are beasts.

Another beast in the film is another buyer played by Hugh Herbert. He gives a very restrained performance, mostly on the serious side without his usual manic antics.

She Had To Say Yes had the potential to be a real classic, but its cop out ending blows the whole film up. Loretta does wind up with one of these specimens, but I won't tell.


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