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21 September 1934 (USA) See more »
Dorothy Hunter is an heiress of untold wealth. She believes no one will love her for herself and not for her money... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Miriam Hopkins ... Dorothy

Joel McCrea ... Tony

Fay Wray ... Sylvia
Henry Stephenson ... Connors

Reginald Denny ... Phillip
Beryl Mercer ... Marie
George Meeker ... Donald
Wade Boteler ... Franey
Herbert Bunston ... Cavandish
Burr McIntosh ... David Preston
Edgar Norton ... The Butler
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Charles Coleman ... (scenes deleted)
Harry Bowen ... Pinky (uncredited)
William Burress ... Haley's Editor (uncredited)
Edward Cooper ... Jones - Butler (uncredited)
Bess Flowers ... Dance Extra (uncredited)
William Gould ... Second Trustee (uncredited)
Fred Howard ... Haley - Reporter (uncredited)
Olaf Hytten ... Valet (uncredited)
Selmer Jackson ... Dr. Harvey (uncredited)
Mike Lally ... Elevator Starter (uncredited)
John Marshall ... (uncredited)
Buddy Roosevelt ... Dance Extra (uncredited)
Dale Van Sickel ... Dance Extra (uncredited)

Directed by
William A. Seiter 
Writing credits
Norman Krasna (story and screenplay)

Leona D'Ambry  contributor to adaptation and continuity (uncredited)
Jerry Hutchinson  contributor to continuity (uncredited)
Glenn Tryon  contributor to comedy construction (uncredited)

Produced by
Pandro S. Berman .... producer (uncredited)
Cinematography by
Nicholas Musuraca (photographed by) (as Nick Musuraca)
Film Editing by
George Crone (edited by)
Art Direction by
Charles M. Kirk  (as Charles Kirk)
Van Nest Polglase 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Rex Bailey .... assistant director (uncredited)
Sound Department
John E. Tribby .... recordist
Special Effects by
Harry Redmond Sr. .... special effects supervisor (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Louie Anderson .... grip (uncredited)
Ernest Bachrach .... still photographer (uncredited)
Music Department
Max Steiner .... musical director
Max Steiner .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Crew verified as complete

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76 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Victor System)
Australia:G | USA:Approved (PCA #164) | USA:TV-G (TV rating)

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9 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
early Hopkins and McCrea, 22 November 2005
Author: blanche-2 from United States

Miriam Hopkins was an excellent Broadway actress who found a wonderful career in films, even if she never achieved legendary status. In this 1934 movie, she plays the richest woman in the world, undoubtedly a take-off on Barbara Hutton. Desiring to find a man who can love her for herself and not her money, she and her secretary switch identities when there's a potential suitor around.

The game gets dicey when Hopkins meets the man of her dreams, Joel McCrea, and let's face it, he was the man of many women's dreams - tall, handsome, boyish, and athletic. The story continues from there with the usual mix-ups.

As one of the posters pointed out, the secretary, played by the beautiful Fay Wray, is a married woman, which means that Hopkins is actually posing as a married woman and Wray as a single one - this is a long way of saying the film was probably released before the code hit.

Hopkins and McCrea made a good duo, and good thing, because they appeared together several times. This is a pleasant and short comedy, worth seeing for its stars and '30s ambiance.

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