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Release Date:
10 March 1934 (USA) See more »
She knocked the "high" hat off society! (original poster)
Chorus girl Patsy Shaw crashes a high-society party, meets playboy Charlie Breen, they fall in love... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Colleen Moore ... Patsy Shaw
Charles Winninger ... Jonesie

Pauline Frederick ... Mrs. Breene
Alexander Kirkland ... Charlie Breene
Robert Benchley ... Robert Benchley

Ross Alexander ... Lester Trout

Margaret Livingston ... Gloria
Olive Olson ... Ruth (as Olive Olsen)
John Miltern ... Mr. Breene
Hilda Howe ... Party Guest (as Hilda Hayward Howe)
Roberta Robinson ... Kay
Hans Hansen ... Chris
Edward Garvey ... Albert Wiggins (as Edward Garvie)
Ramona ... Pianist / Singer
Jacques Fray ... Piano-Duo Specialty
Mario Braggiotti ... Piano-Duo Specialty
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Robert Allen ... Socialite (uncredited)
Georgette Harvey ... Lulu (uncredited)

Directed by
Marshall Neilan 
Writing credits
John Emerson (story) and
Anita Loos (story)

Clara Beranger (screenplay)

Grace Perkins (additional dialogue)

James Ashmore Creelman (dialogue) (as James Creelman)

Produced by
William C. de Mille .... associate producer (as William C. DeMille)
Marshall Neilan .... supervising producer
Original Music by
Con Conrad 
Cinematography by
Merritt B. Gerstad 
Film Editing by
Robert R. Snody 
Music Department
Edward Heyman .... lyrics
Nathaniel Shilkret .... musical director
Ned Washington .... lyrics

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71 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
USA:Passed (National Board of Review)

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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Colleen Moore Shines, 26 October 2006
Author: drednm from United States

In 1928 Colleen Moore was the #1 box office star in the country. In 1934 Moore made 3 films and never appeared in films again. Her 1934 Scarlet Letter was a notorious flop, but The Social Register isn't bad at all.

Moore stars as a chorus girl who lands a rich boy (Alexander Kirkland) only to have his bitchy mother (Pauline Frederick) try to separate them. This film, produced by Columbia--a skid row outfit in 1934--has a cheap look to it but Moore is awfully good. She has a few terrific scenes where she shows what she could do if she had had some good scripts, but her early talkies were total duds and she fell from stardom fast.

Frederick is excellent as the mother. Charles Winninger is Jonesy, Margaret Livingston is Gloria, Ross Alexander is Lester, Robert Benchley plays himself, and Donald MacBride is unbilled as the ferry captain.

With better production values this film might have helped Colleen Moore in her quest for a comeback but it was not to be.

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