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She Married Her Boss (1935)

A super-efficient secretary at a department store falls for and marries her boss, but finds out that taking care of him at home (and especially his spoiled-brat daughter) is a lot different from taking care of him at work.

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Complete credited cast:
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Julia Scott
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Richard Barclay
Michael Bartlett ...
Leonard 'Lennie' Rogers
Raymond Walburn ...
Franklin
Jean Dixon ...
Martha Pryor
Katharine Alexander ...
Gertrude Barclay
Edith Fellows ...
Annabel Barclay
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Parsons
Grace Hayle ...
Agnes Mayo (as Grace Hale)
Charles Arnt ...
Victor Jessup
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Harrison Greene ...
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A super-efficient secretary at a department store falls for and marries her boss, but finds out that taking care of him at home (and especially his spoiled-brat daughter) is a lot different from taking care of him at work.

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Grand in her Greatest!

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19 September 1935 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Casou com o Patrão  »

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(Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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The beginning theme music is the same as the 1934 movie It Happened One Night. See more »

Quotes

Secretary: You're a very important woman in the business world. I hope to be important, too, someday. My career is very important to me.
Julia Scott: Don't let a career ruin you. It's something that sponges up your whole life and leaves you empty.
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Hearts and Flowers
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Music by Alphons Czibulka
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In Complete Charge
5 April 2011 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

She Married Her Boss is one of those films where the title says it all, no need for any elaboration. Of course the bride is Claudette Colbert who's been crushing out on boss Melvyn Douglas for years.

But before she's a bride Claudette is a secretary and a most efficient one at that. She's got the business well organized, but Douglas's home is something of a shambles with spoiled brat of a daughter Edith Fellows ruling the roost and some crooked household help ripping him off.

So it's a business arrangement that Douglas has in mind when he marries Colbert. But he's slow on the uptake to realize that Colbert has romance in mind. Playboy Michael Bartlett is not slow however and he's got a nice singing voice to go with some oily charm.

Colbert and Douglas get some nice support from folks like Raymond Walburn as the new butler who gets tanked with Douglas, Katharine Alexander as Douglas's snooty sister and Jean Dixon doing the Eve Arden part before Eve Arden was around.

Gregory LaCava directed She Married Her Boss and we're certainly not seeing a director's cut. Harry Cohn's editors at Columbia Pictures butchered this one, the film ends rather abruptly though in truth you know where it all is going. And people who've had loved ones killed by drunk drivers won't find Raymond Walburn careening drunkenly through the streets behind the wheel all that funny.

Still the stars and the planets do shine in She Married Her Boss.


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