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Ladies Should Listen (1934)

Approved | | Comedy, Romance | 10 August 1934 (USA)
The switchboard operator in an apartment building falls in love with a businessman who lives in the building, whom she has gotten to know only over the phone. When she discovers that the ... See full summary »

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Julian De Lussac
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Anna Mirelle
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Paul Vernet
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Marguerite Cintos
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Joseph Flamberg
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Susie Flamberg
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Henri, the porter
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Ramon Cintos (as Rafael Corio)
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Adele (as Clara Lou Sheridan)
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Joseph North ...
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The switchboard operator in an apartment building falls in love with a businessman who lives in the building, whom she has gotten to know only over the phone. When she discovers that the man's current girlfriend is actually part of a scheme to swindle him out of some mineral rights he owns, she devises a plot to save him and expose the con artists. Written by Anonymous

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Atención señoras  »

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One of over 700 Paramount Productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since. It's earliest documented telecast took place in Omaha Monday 16 November 1959 on KETV (Channel 7); despite the presence of a youthful Cary Grant, sponsor resistance to its age and the pre-code aspects of its story resulted in its only rarely being taken out of the vault in other locations; the next visible exception was in San Francisco where it aired Sunday 24 April 1960 on KPIX (Channel 5). It was released on DVD 19 April 2016 as one of 18 [Paramount] films in Universal's Cary Grant - The Vault Collection, and again as a single 6 September 2016 as part of the Universal Vault Series. See more »

Quotes

Julian De Lussac: Cigarette!
Paul Vernet: Offering or asking?
Julian De Lussac: Either or both.
Paul Vernet: Well, in that case, no thank you.
Julian De Lussac: You're very welcome.
Paul Vernet: Not at all.
Julian De Lussac: Suppose we resume our silence where we left off?
Paul Vernet: Why not?
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Falling in Love Again
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Music by Friedrich Hollaender
Played over main and end titles
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Acceptable romantic fodder; sparked by a young Cary Grant
13 November 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

An overly familiar romantic comedy, the paper-thin LADIES SHOULD LISTEN is a harmless, if trivial, addition to the genre. Neither the writing or direction is sharp enough to make the material really spark or crackle, but Cary Grant displays his increasing prowess in romantic farce, and the plot line of his character being romanced by the telephone operator who repeatedly saves him through eavesdropping is serviceable if hardly superior. The basic structure (as well as the Paris backdrop) is more than casually reminiscent of Grant's previous film KISS AND MAKE UP, only not as inspired or as energetically performed by the supporting players. Still, the film provides a solid hour of agreeable, lightweight entertainment.


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