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Sonya Levien (screen play) and
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Release Date:
18 May 1934 (USA) See more »
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A sweet and sincere movie See more (9 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Janet Gaynor ... Catherine Furness

Charles Farrell ... Chris Thring
James Dunn ... Mack McGowan

Ginger Rogers ... Madge Rountree

Dick Foran ... Nick (as Nick Foran)
Beryl Mercer ... Harriet Hawkins
Gustav von Seyffertitz ... Dr. Kurtzman
Kenneth Thomson ... Howard Jackson

Theodore von Eltz ... Gerald Mockby (as Theodor von Eltz)

Drue Leyton ... Mrs. Gerald Mockby

Nella Walker ... Mrs. Frieda Mockby

Shirley Temple ... Shirley
Barbara Barondess ... Phyllis Carmichael
Fiske O'Hara ... T.P. Mc Gowan

Jane Darwell ... Mrs. Mc Gowan

Mary Carr ... Mrs. Rountree
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Mischa Auer ... Smith (uncredited)
William Bailey ... Man in Street (uncredited)
Harry C. Bradley ... Graduation Speaker (uncredited)
Nell Craig ... Adoption Assistant (uncredited)
Bess Flowers ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Brenda Fowler ... Adoption Agency's Nurse (uncredited)

Irene Franklin ... Greta Hailstrom (uncredited)

James Gleason ... Hot Dog Vendor (uncredited)
Mary Gordon ... Woman in Street (uncredited)
Lillian Harmer ... Mrs. Boggs (uncredited)

Jamiel Hasson ... Man at Greenwich Village Party (uncredited)

Leonid Kinskey ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Mickey Kuhn ... Adopted Baby Boy (uncredited)
Frank Moran ... Moving Man (uncredited)
Edmund Mortimer ... Man Reading Paper in Brisbane's Office (uncredited)
Ed Mundin ... Barker (uncredited)
Yolanda Petit ... Waitress (uncredited)
Phil Tead ... Brisbane's Assistant (uncredited)
Poppy Wilde ... Party Guest (uncredited)

Directed by
John G. Blystone 
Writing credits
Sonya Levien (screen play) and
James Gleason (screen play)

Kathleen Norris (from the novel "Manhattan Love Song" by)

Samuel Hoffenstein (additional dialogue)

Produced by
Winfield R. Sheehan .... producer (as Winfield Sheehan)
Original Music by
Louis De Francesco (uncredited)
Cinematography by
Hal Mohr (photography)
Film Editing by
Margaret Clancey (uncredited)
James B. Morley (uncredited)
Set Decoration by
Jack Otterson (settings)
Costume Design by
Rita Kaufman (gowns)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jasper Blystone .... assistant director (uncredited)
Sound Department
Joseph E. Aiken .... sound (as Joseph Aiken)
Camera and Electrical Department
Elmer Dyer .... aerial photographer (uncredited)
Mack Elliott .... still photographer (uncredited)
Paul Mantz .... aerial photographer (uncredited)
Maynard Rugg .... assistant camera (uncredited)
William V. Skall .... second camera operator (uncredited)
Robert Surtees .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Music Department
Louis De Francesco .... musical director
Peter Brunelli .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Other crew
James Gleason .... dialogue director (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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77 min (copyright length)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)
USA:Passed (National Board of Review) | USA:Approved (PCA #18) (uncredited) | USA:TV-G (TV rating)

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The was the last of 12 pictures that Janet Gaynor and Charles Farrell starred together as a romantic couple.See more »
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6 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
A sweet and sincere movie, 11 April 2006
Author: mphillips50 from United States

I thought this was a sweet and sincere movie, capturing a sense of New York in the 1930s. Both Janet Gaynor and Charlie Farrell are perfect as the innocent lovers, and Ginger Rogers nails the role of the egotistical yet classy "friend." I did think the last scene was a bit abrupt, but otherwise, a well-done movie. For those who enjoy heart-warming light romances, this is a treat.

Along with Janet Gaynor, Charlie Farrell and Ginger Rogers, the cast is filled with stellar talent, not the least of which is Shirley Temple in the airplane scene. Beryl Mercer, Jane Darwell, James Dunn and Mischa Auer all do laudable jobs, although Dunn's role is unevenly scripted.

I found the close-ups in this movie to be very well done. The shaving scene with Farrell and Gaynor is a classic--full of sentiment yet composed. Also, the scene between the doctor and Gaynor, with the camera just catching Gaynor from the back of her head, was masterful.

It's a joy to watch understatement so beautifully played!

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