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Blind Date (1934)

Passed | | Comedy, Romance | 20 July 1934 (USA)
A young woman is torn between a wealthy suitor who wants her body and the honest young man who wants what's best for her.

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Pa Taylor
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Freddie
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J.W. Hartwell, Sr.
Tyler Brooke ...
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Storyline

A class vs class tale of a model at a department store that supports her family who's torn between two rival beaus, a local garage mechanic she's known for years, and the wealthy son of the store's owner. Various hardships like losing her job, the rich boy's extended separation, and and accident at the garage pressure her to make a decision between them. Written by WesternOne

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A Blind Date Opened Her Eyes To Romance! See more »

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Comedy | Romance

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Passed | See all certifications »
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20 July 1934 (USA)  »

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Her Sacrifice  »

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(Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Hartwell, Sr.: [grumpily] Take a letter to Mrs. Hartwell. 'Madam: Your son is heading for another jam with one of my models. Suggest getting the baboon to Newport, if your bridge and golf can spare you. I can't manage a business and play wet-nurse to an idiot.' That's all.
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Hartwell, Sr.: Add a postscript. 'I will not send a check to your empty-headed daughter.' Read that back.
Private secretary: [reading from pad] 'Dear wife: I fear Bob is getting involved with a pretty girl at the store. Knowing your tact and diplomacy, I suggest you...
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Soundtracks

Three Blind Mice
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Traditional nursery song
Sung a cappella by Spencer Charters and Paul Kelly
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Bland Date Movie
30 May 2007 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

A mild but decent low-class soaper, well directed by under-rated B director Roy William Neill -- best remembered, these days, for the Sherlock Holmes series starring Rathbone and Bruce that he directed a decade later. There is a spiffy cast in this piece and they give good performances.

It is interesting to compare this Columbia Picture with its Pre-Code contemporaries from the majors and contrast its constant moral tone with the sexier stuff produced by, say, Lubitsch at Paramount. Part of the reason, doubtless, is that a minor studio like Columbia didn't have leverage against the increasingly powerful Production Code that would swamp the sex comedy even at the Majors by the end of the year. But the most of it, I don't doubt, is that the Majors had an eye on the big cities and European markets, while Columbia still was concentrating on the smaller US cities and rural markets.


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