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10 August 1935 (USA) See more »
An unlikely courtroom romance blooms between a flower-shop owner and her unscrupulous landlord's married attorney. | Add synopsis »
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Top-of-the-scale Jean Muir vehicle! See more (1 total) »


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John Boles ... Thomas Bentley
Jean Muir ... Camellia Rand

Charles Butterworth ... Teddy Stuyvesant
Ruthelma Stevens ... Evelyn Bentley
Harvey Stephens ... George Draper
Arthur Lake ... Joe

Spring Byington ... Alice Draper

Sidney Toler ... Nick Corsini

John Qualen ... Smith
Patricia Farr ... Polly
Arthur Treacher ... Roger Morton
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Stanley Andrews ... Judge at Flower Show (uncredited)

Edwin August ... Flower Shop Employee (uncredited)

Lynn Bari ... Southern Belle Shop Patron (uncredited)
Maurice Black ... Flower Seller (uncredited)
Stanley Blystone ... Salesman (uncredited)
Barlowe Borland ... Board of Directors (uncredited)
Tex Brodus ... Bellhop (uncredited)
Jane Buckingham ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Veda Buckland ... Matron (uncredited)
Orrin Burke ... Board of Directors (uncredited)
Alma Chester ... Matron (uncredited)

Margaret Dumont ... Mrs. Belknap (uncredited)
Zari Elmassian ... Singer (uncredited)
Huntley Gordon ... Board of Directors (uncredited)
Rolland Hamblen ... Magician (uncredited)
Jack Hatfield ... News Photographer (uncredited)
Grace Hayle ... Giggly Woman (uncredited)
Arthur Stuart Hull ... Banker (uncredited)
Edward Keane ... Banker (uncredited)
Philo McCullough ... Salesman (uncredited)
Joe McGuinn ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Tom McGuire ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Bert Moorhouse ... Operagoer (uncredited)
Lee Phelps ... Court Clerk (uncredited)
Robert Seiter ... Flower Shop Employee (uncredited)
Landers Stevens ... Judge at Flower Show (uncredited)
Phil Tead ... Process Server (uncredited)

Jerry Tucker ... Orphan (uncredited)
Guy Usher ... Board of Directors (uncredited)
Monte Vandergrift ... Court Bailiff (uncredited)
Walter Walker ... Judge (uncredited)
Fred Wallace ... Bellhop (uncredited)
May Wallace ... Matron (uncredited)
Morgan Wallace ... Attorney (uncredited)
Lucille Ward ... Judge at Flower Show (uncredited)
Lillian West ... Matron (uncredited)
William Worthington ... Judge at Flower Show (uncredited)

Directed by
William A. Seiter 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Bartlett Cormack 
Robert Dillon  story
Howard Estabrook 
William Hurlbut 
Gordon Rigby  story
Glenn Tryon 

Produced by
Robert Kane .... producer
Original Music by
David Buttolph (uncredited)
Hugo Friedhofer (uncredited)
Arthur Lange (uncredited)
Cinematography by
Merritt B. Gerstad 
Costume Design by
René Hubert 
Sound Department
E. Clayton Ward .... sound
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Eugene Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)
Music Department
Arthur Lange .... musical director

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Top-of-the-scale Jean Muir vehicle!, 5 March 2016
Author: JohnHowardReid

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This one is a vehicle for the very charming and attractive Jean Muir, who displays a resolute, likable, independent personality on the screen. Obviously, I am not the only one smitten by her charms. She is very attractively dressed here by René Hubert and stunningly photographed by Merritt B. Gerstad. Admittedly, the movie is a somewhat lesser vehicle for the other players. John Boles tries hard to appear at ease, but is still inclined to be rather stiff – and as a children's entertainer here, he is most unconvincing. Charles Butterworth is his usual comic self, but despite all his efforts to clown around, the screenplay doesn't give him anything very funny to do or say. Sidney Toler is also not well served by the script, forcing him to overcome this problem by way overplaying the effusiveness of the character to the point where he becomes quite unconvincing – and why he becomes such a good Samaritan to our heroine is not even hinted at. Also struggling with thin material is Arthur Lake who has a lengthy Dagwood-like role. Harvey Stephens, however, is quite equal to the task of mystery man. Spring Byington has a more dramatic role than usual, and acquits herself well. Also doing well here is director William A. Seiter. Not only is he brisk and capable, but he indulges a flair for pace and movement that is quite unusual, e.g. the zooming camera in the opening sequence. As noted above, René Hubert has designed some eye-catching costumes. In fact, production values are first rate, top-of-the- scale and one wonders why this movie with so many pluses and so few minuses is not much better known.

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