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After Office Hours (1935)

Approved | | Comedy, Crime, Drama | 22 February 1935 (USA)
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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Henry King Patterson
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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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Trivia

The picture has no original score but Edward Ward composed music for the trailer. See more »

Quotes

Sharon Norwood: Why did you lie to me?
James 'Jim' Branch: If you were looking at what I'm looking at you'd know why I lied to you.
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Connections

Featured in Clark Gable: Tall, Dark and Handsome (1996) See more »

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You've Got Everything
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Written by Walter Donaldson and Gus Kahn
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If you ignore the stupidness of the writing and turn off your brain, it is very entertaining
8 February 2008 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

Clark Gable takes a wild stretch in this film and plays...well, exactly the same type of character he played in most of his films of the 1930s! On top of playing a fast-talking and rather dishonest hero, he also plays a newspaper man--something he did with great frequency. Constance Bennett appeared as the "dame" and she was just fine as the woman you absolutely KNOW Gable will end up with by the end of the film! So there aren't any real surprises and the film is pure formula...yet it does somehow work simply because it's so much fun watching Gable in action. He almost effortlessly plays a very likable rogue and letting him do a bit of sleuthing in this film was a welcome change of pace.

Now let me rate this on two levels. For Gable fans like me, I'd give it a 7---it's good solid entertainment. For non-fans, it's still an amiable time-passer and earns a 6. My advice is don't think too much about the silly plot and romance in this film--it will make you have a headache. Instead, just sit back and enjoy.


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