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Sadie McKee
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Director:
Writers:
John Meehan (screen play)
Viña Delmar (based on a story by)
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Release Date:
9 May 1934 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
The life of Sadie McKee takes many twists and turns. She starts as the daughter of the cook for the well off Alderson family... See more » | Add synopsis »
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From servant to master See more (17 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Joan Crawford ... Sadie McKee
Gene Raymond ... Tommy Wallace

Franchot Tone ... Michael Alderson

Edward Arnold ... Jack Brennan

Esther Ralston ... Dolly Merrick
Earl Oxford ... Stooge
Jean Dixon ... Opal

Leo G. Carroll ... Phelps Finnegan (as Leo Carroll)

Akim Tamiroff ... Riccori
Zelda Sears ... Mrs. Craney
Helen Ware ... Mrs. McKee
Gene Austin ... Cafe Entertainer
Coco and Candy ... Cafe Entertainers (as Candy and Coco)
Candy Candido ... Candy of 'Coco and Candy' - Bass Player
Otto Heimel ... Coco of 'Coco and Candy' - Guitar Player
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Norman Ainsley ... Second Butler - at Downstairs Meeting (uncredited)
Hooper Atchley ... Intern with Dr. Briggs (uncredited)
Nellie Bly Baker ... Downstairs Laundress (uncredited)
Jack Baxley ... Short-order Cook (uncredited)
Barlowe Borland ... Brennan's Servant (uncredited)
Wade Boteler ... Second Motorcycle Cop (uncredited)
Harry C. Bradley ... Dr. Taylor - with Dr. Briggs (uncredited)
James Burke ... First Motorcycle Cop (uncredited)
Frederick Burton ... Uncle Snowden (uncredited)
Mabel Colcord ... Brennan's Cook (uncredited)
Frank Conroy ... Dr. Briggs (uncredited)
Nick Copeland ... Automat Diner (uncredited)
Eva Dennison ... Aunt Sara (uncredited)
Florence Dudley ... Chorus Girl in Cafe (uncredited)
Mary Forbes ... Mrs. Alderson (uncredited)
Helen Freeman ... Brennan's Maid (uncredited)
Dick Gordon ... Nightclub Patron (uncredited)

Ethel Griffies ... Woman in Subway (uncredited)
Samuel S. Hinds ... Dr. Branch (uncredited)
Selmer Jackson ... Tiffany Salesman (uncredited)
Mimi Lawler ... Downstairs Maid (uncredited)
Edward LeSaint ... Brennan's Second Doctor (uncredited)
Tom Mahoney ... Policeman at Marriage Bureau (uncredited)
Charles Hill Mailes ... Uncle Ben (uncredited)
Francis McDonald ... Joe - Alderson's Chauffeur (uncredited)
Matt McHugh ... Taxi Driver (uncredited)
Edmund Mortimer ... Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
Lee Phelps ... Brennan's Chauffeur (uncredited)
Wyndham Standing ... Alderson's Butler (uncredited)
Gertrude Sutton ... Brennan's Swedish Maid (uncredited)
Richard Tucker ... Dr. Patrick - with Dr. Briggs (uncredited)
Minerva Urecal ... Brennan's Cook's Assistant (uncredited)
Billie Van Every ... Chorus Girl in Cafe (uncredited)
Walter Walker ... Mr. Alderson (uncredited)
Leo White ... Skinny Waiter (uncredited)
Charles Williams ... Pest in Cafe (uncredited)

Directed by
Clarence Brown 
 
Writing credits
John Meehan (screen play)

Viña Delmar (based on a story by)

Produced by
Lawrence Weingarten .... producer
 
Original Music by
William Axt (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Oliver T. Marsh (photographed by)
 
Film Editing by
Hugh Wynn (film editor)
 
Art Direction by
Cedric Gibbons 
 
Costume Design by
Adrian (gowns)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Charles Dorian .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Fredric Hope .... associate art director
Edwin B. Willis .... associate art director
 
Sound Department
Douglas Shearer .... recording director
Art Wilson .... mixer (uncredited)
 
Music Department
William Axt .... synchronization (as Dr. William Axt)
Nacio Herb Brown .... songs by
Arthur Freed .... songs by
Wayne Allen .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Maurice De Packh .... orchestrator (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Lucille Day .... stand-in: Joan Crawford (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
93 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Sound System)
Certification:
Australia:G | USA:Approved | USA:Passed (National Board of Review) | USA:TV-G (TV rating)

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Part of this movie is used as the golden oldie Joan Crawford is watching as Blanche Hudson in What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962)See more »
Quotes:
Sadie McKee Brennan:[showing off her bedroom] Here it is.
Opal:Lady, when you say, "I do take thee," how you take him.
Sadie McKee Brennan:[chuckles]
Opal:Got this all to yourself?
Sadie McKee Brennan:Yep, all to myself.
Opal:Always all to yourself?
Sadie McKee Brennan:Yep.
Opal:Well, a whole lot of us do a whole lot more for a whole lot less.
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All I Do Is Dream Of YouSee more »

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6 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
From servant to master, 23 March 2004
Author: raskimono

This boxoffice hit from 1934 is a joy to behold for its lack of dripping syrup or treacle as is often the case with these female melodramas, even the best of them. Joan Crawford plays a role she basically had a patent on in the late twenties through the thirties. * Note, Joan Crawford when photographed rightly, looks like the most beautiful woman in the world. The role is that of a servant girl who is in love with one of her fellow workers. He gets fired by the family for something they know he did not do, but to make an example of him, still let him go. This obviously gets Joan riled up and she quits to the chagrain of the master's son, Franchot Tone who loves her. They move together, take the hard knocks together and I'll never forget a scene where a guy puts a cigarette into a hardly eaten cream cake: the look on Sadie/Joan's face is priceless. Will Joan keep her man? Will she survive and escape the claws of poverty? We all know what will happen and Joan to her credit gives one of her best and enduring performances. Check it out whenever it is on Turner Classic Movies.

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