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Traveling Saleslady (1935)

Approved | | Comedy, Romance | 28 March 1935 (USA)
Angela Twitchell 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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Claudette
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Pat O'Connor
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Elmer
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Rufus Twitchell
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Schmidt
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Mrs. Twitchell
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Melton
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Harry
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Murdock
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Miss Wells
James Donlan ...
Andy McNeill
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Freddie (as Gordon Elliott)
Carroll Nye ...
Burroughs
Harry Holman ...
Pat O'Connor's Uncle
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Angela Twitchell 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. Inventor, Elmer Niles, tries to interest Mr. Twitchell in his line of toothpaste with various cocktail flavors, but is shown the door. Angela sees the possibilities in the idea; while retaining ownership she licenses it to one of her father's business rivals under the stipulation she will go on the road for a year and sell the product. She steals her father's customers right out from under the nose of her father's best salesman, Pat O,Connor, whom she falls in love with. 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 <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Have You Heard the One About THE TRAVELING SALESLADY! (original poster) See more »

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Comedy | Romance

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A Mulher Triunfa  »

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At about 38 and a half minutes into the movie, while Angela Twitchell and her mother are talking in the bedroom, her father's shadow can be seen standing outside the door for more than 15 seconds before he actually enters the room. This means that he should have heard their discussion, thus learning that his daughter is the saleswoman for the competition. See more »

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Pat O'Connor: You are, without a doubt, the most unethical, unscrupulous. conniving, sales person I've ever had the bad luck to run into. You've knifed me, you've cut my throat, you've stolen my business. Male or female, I'd like to break your neck.
Angela Twitchell: Why don't you!
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Sweet Music
(1935) (uncredited)
Music by Harry Warren
Played on the radio in the Twitchell home
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fun, fast script. great cast.
4 September 2016 | by (southwest US) – See all my reviews

Quick, snappy script. Joan Blondell is "Angela", the daughter of the toothpaste king. Her dad refuses to let her work at the company, so she goes to work for the competitor. She and Glenda Farrell had both been in the biz for some years, along with Grant Mitchell (he has hair in this one!) and muttering, stuttering Hugh Herbert. Quite a coincidence with a writer and one of the actors - a writer is F. Hugh Herbert, and one of the actors is Hugh Herbert... not sure where that fits in; according to IMDb, they have different but close dates of birth. This plot seems to have been re-used in Carol Channing's first credited film role "First Traveling Sales Lady" in 1956, about 20 years later! That one is also a fun film. Watch for Hattie McDaniel here, in a quick 30 second bit part. The girls scheme and run end games around the men. They also mention that the Secretary of Labor is also a female, which was actually true. Frances Perkins actually WAS the secretary of labor from 1933 - 1945, under FDR and Harry Truman. the credits, the story, and the script has the feel of a pre-code film, but this was made in 1935. Bert Roach is in here in a small part - he had been around during the silents. Directed by Ray Enright, who had ALSO been around during the silents with Mack Sennett studios, so he was in Hollywood right from the beginning of the film industry. Check it out... it's a fun one! kind of an abrupt, quick end, but its still fun to watch.


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