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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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Julia Scott
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Richard Barclay
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Leonard 'Lennie' Rogers
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Franklin
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Martha Pryor
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Gertrude Barclay
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Annabel Barclay
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Parsons
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Agnes Mayo (as Grace Hale)
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Victor Jessup
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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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Claudette Colbert at her loveliest...in an incredibly funny comedy of a business adventure that became a romance for life. See more »

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19 September 1935 (USA)  »

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Prints now carry the modernized Columbia logo and 1938 re-release opening and closing credits. See more »

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Julia Scott: This is Grandma Scott. She knitted the Dred Scott decision on a piece of old burlap.
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Dated comedy: "Marriage is a woman's real career."...
13 August 2011 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

Terribly uneven mix of comedy and romantic drama, the script of SHE MARRIED HER BOSS is unworthy of the talents assembled to interpret it. The always reliable Claudette Colbert has to contend with lines like: "Marriage is a woman's real career," as a woman secretly in love with her boss for six years. MELVYN DOUGLAS is the boss, but his part his so poorly written that you have to wonder what Colbert ever sees in him. Nevertheless, he plays it with a flair for this sort of inane comedy.

JEAN DIXON as Colbert's friend and KATHERINE Alexander as Douglas' snooty sister are just cardboard cutouts. And poor EDITH FELLOWS has to play the most insufferable brat since Bonita Granville's turn in THE CHILDREN'S HOUR.

There are various lapses of taste throughout (from today's viewpoint), and the costumes are really the most unflattering female designs ever worn by Colbert in any of her early films. You have to yearn for the Colbert of the '40s (so smartly sophisticated) because she looks downright dowdy in most of her odd wardrobe choices. As I say above, dated in more ways than one.

Not recommended.


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