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Hard-hitting news editor Jim Branch falls for high-society type Sharon Norwood but can't get to first base as he continually makes use of her knowledge of the rich and famous to try to ... See full summary »

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Hard-hitting news editor Jim Branch falls for high-society type Sharon Norwood but can't get to first base as he continually makes use of her knowledge of the rich and famous to try to solve the murder of one of her socialite acquaintences. Written by Doug Sederberg <vornoff@sonic.net>

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BEAUTY AND THE BOSS AND BUSINESS WAS PLEASURE! (original print ad - all caps)

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22 February 1935 (USA)  »

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Adam Started It  »

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Sidney Lanfield was originally signed to direct. See more »

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Hank Parr: You got a mind like Einstein, boss.
James 'Jim' Branch: Thanks!
Hank Parr: I mean Mac Einstein, that runs the lunchroom down on Beesy Street.
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From Now On
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Written by Arthur Freed and Nacio Herb Brown
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Pleasant But Ultimately Disappinting
31 December 2004 | by (NY, NY) – See all my reviews

Clark Gable is fun as a (maybe not so) tough-guy reporter. Stuart Erwin is wasted -- fine but he deserved more -- as his subordinate. Billie Burke is as always fun. But Constance Bennett strolls away with this.

Probably 99.9% of all living beings today have never heard of Ms. Bennett. Granted, about 90% have probably never heard of Clark Gable, either, But there is something odd about Bennett's fall from grace.

She was a huge star and her performances hold up beautifully. Yet, she seems to be viewed as a blip on the radar screen of American movie history, which she really was not.

I wonder, as an example, why "Topper" is almost never shown. I saw it once and thought it a very chic and appealing screwball comedy. Heaven knows, it spawned sequels (sot of sequels) and a TV series based on it was quite popular. Are there some sort of copyright problems? This movie, in any case, has a nice, twisting plot. It's amusing, it's stylish, it has a bit of suspense. It isn't great by any means, though it surely would have been more fun before the Code -- only a year or two before it was released.

(The title is racy but seems to have little bearing on the movie itself, just as an aside.)


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