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Page Miss Glory (1935)

Approved | | Comedy, Music, Romance | 7 September 1935 (USA)
Loretta Dalrymple, a homely young country girl comes to New York City and gets a job as a chambermaid in a large hotel. She meets Ed Olson, a photographer out of work, and Dan Riley, a ... See full summary »

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Click Wiley
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Bingo Nelson
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Gladys
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Ed Olson
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Petey
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Blackie (as Barton McLane)
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Joe Bonner
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Mr. Yates - Assistant Hotel Manager
Helen Lowell ...
Actress - Dawn Glory's 'Mother'
Mary Treen ...
Beauty Shop Operator
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Loretta Dalrymple, a homely young country girl comes to New York City and gets a job as a chambermaid in a large hotel. She meets Ed Olson, a photographer out of work, and Dan Riley, a promoter with nothing to promote. When an advertiser offers a reward for a photograph of 'America's Prettiest Girl,", Ed makes a composite photo of all the famous movie stars and society belles and calls the girl in his picture "Dawn Glory." A Dawn-Glory craze sweeps the country, and Loretta, with makeup and new clothes, turns out to be the reincarnation of the picture. Loretta has fallen in love with a newspaper picture of "Bingo" Russell, a famous aviator, and when Dan and Ed ask her to pose as Dawn Glory, she readily agrees, hoping she will get to meet Russell. She does meet him and, then, complications arise. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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AN ALL-STAR CAST in an ALL-STAR COMEDY RIOT! (original poster) See more »

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The original play opened in New York at the Mansfield Theater on 27 November 1934 and ran for 63 performances. See more »

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Grend Central Terminal barker: [First Lines] "Mohawk local arrival on plat 28. From Ipswich Falls, Waterbury, Watertown, Waterville, Elmira, Broken Arrow, Minnetonka, Harkensville, Dobbs Corner, New Paradise, and Red Hook.
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Referenced in American Experience: The Battle Over Citizen Kane (1996) See more »

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Moon Crazy
(1935) (uncredited)
Music by Louis Alter
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Fast And Funny
3 January 2007 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

After William Randolph Hearst took his Cosmopolitan Pictures off the MGM lot and onto Warner Brothers, Marion Davies for her first film was given the title role in Page Miss Glory. The film is based on a Broadway play that ran only 63 performances during the 1934-1935 season.

Press Agents Pat O'Brien and Frank McHugh concoct a phony beauty by taking facial features from several known movie stars to create the perfect American beauty. When asked to produce her, our intrepid duo is stuck, but when hotel chambermaid Marion Davies comes in to make up the room, it seems like a prayer has been answered.

O'Brien and McHugh are playing roles that they've both done dozens of times alone and together at Warner Brothers in the Thirties. I think Pat O'Brien pulled more cinematic cons than any other player on record. Davies has some very funny moments and I know she wished she could have done more films like this one.

Dick Powell plays a Charles Lindbergh like aviator with a nice tenor voice who sings the song Harry Warren and Al Dubin wrote for the film Page Miss Glory. It's done during a dream sequence when Davies still thinking like a chambermaid, imagines herself being swept up romantically by Powell.

Page Miss Glory is one of Marion Davies better sound features and still worth seeing today.


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