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Traveling Saleslady (1935)

 -  Comedy | Romance  -  28 March 1935 (USA)
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Angela Tritchell is the daughter of a tooth-paste manufacturer, Rufus K. Twitchell, who has monopolized the business for many years that he has grown conservative, and his rivals have begin... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Angela Twitchell
Glenda Farrell ...
William Gargan ...
Pat O'Connor
Rufus Twitchell
Al Shean ...
Ruth Donnelly ...
Mrs. Twitchell
Johnny Arthur ...
Bert Roach ...
Joseph Crehan ...
Mary Treen ...
Miss Wells
James Donlan ...
Andy McNeill
Bill Elliott ...
Freddie (as Gordon Elliott)
Carroll Nye ...
Harry Holman ...
Pat O'Connor's Uncle


Angela Tritchell is the daughter of a tooth-paste manufacturer, Rufus K. Twitchell, who has monopolized the business for many years that he has grown conservative, and his rivals have begin to cut into his sales. Angela wants to enter the business but he thinks women have no place in a man's world. A drunken inventor, Elmer Niles, tries to interest Mr. Twitchell into his line of toothpaste with various cocktail flavors, but is shown the door. Angela sees the possibilities in the idea, sells it one of her father's business rival under the stipulation she will go on the road for a year and sell the product. She steals her father's customer in a wholesale fashion right out from under the nose of her father's best salesman, Pat O,Connor, whom she is in love with. But it's whoopee at night and all-business during the day. Claudette Ruggles, a drug-store owner, also has designs on O'Connor. Written by Les Adams <>

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They Make Business a Pleasure and They Have a Line That Will Break Down the Sales Resistance of the Nation! (original ad) See more »


Comedy | Romance






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28 March 1935 (USA)  »

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An Early Feminist Statement
28 January 2006 | by (NY, NY) – See all my reviews

The character played by Joan Blondell wants to make it in a man's world and boy, does she! Her pompous father tells her women don't belong in business when she asks for a job -- any job. So she goes to work for his rival. And work she does! Her father is a stuffy toothpaste manufacturer. She hooks up with dizzy inventor Hugh Herbert and comes up with a plan to revolutionize the world of toothpaste. And she leases her and Herbert's services to her father's rival for a year. And then she goes to work in the title capacity.

William Gargan is likable as the salesman who is both her romantic interest and her rival. (He works for her father's company. Needless to say, she is not using her real name; so to him, she is The Enemy.) It is far from a masterpiece. But Blondell is always a delight and it's a brassy, entertaining story.

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