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Release Date:
3 April 1936 (USA) See more »
Sassy manicurist Eve Fallon is recruited as an even more brassy reporter and she helps police detective boyfriend Danny Barr break a jewel theft ring and solve the murder of a baby. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Watchable, but unmemorable See more (17 total) »


  (in credits order)

Cary Grant ... Danny Barr

Joan Bennett ... Eve Fallon

Walter Pidgeon ... Richard Morey

Lloyd Nolan ... Russ Cortig

Alan Baxter ... Cary Butler
Marjorie Gateson ... Mrs. Cole

Isabel Jewell ... Bessie Blair

Douglas Fowley ... Benny Battle

Henry Brandon ... Don Butler (as Henry Kleinbach)

Joe Sawyer ... Jack Sully
Dolores Casey ... Cashier
Doris Canfield ... Myrtle

Edwin Maxwell ... Editor
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Fred Anderson ... Elevator Operator (uncredited)
William Arnold ... Customer (uncredited)
Mary Bovard ... Manicurist (uncredited)
Don Brodie ... (uncredited)
Ralph Brooks ... Man Exiting Elevator (uncredited)
Helen Brown ... Bereaved Mother (uncredited)
Allen Connor ... Husband (uncredited)
Eddie Conrad ... Joe - Italian Barber (uncredited)
Ray Cordell ... Elevator Operator (uncredited)
Kernan Cripps ... Police Telephone Operator (uncredited)
Jack Daley ... Mooney (uncredited)
Homer Dickenson ... Police Chief (uncredited)
John T. Dillon ... Barber (uncredited)
Phil Dunham ... Barber (uncredited)
Jay Eaton ... Barber (uncredited)

Jinx Falkenburg ... Manicurist (uncredited)

Sam Flint ... Martin (uncredited)

Bud Geary ... Gangster (uncredited)
Gale Goodson ... Manicurist (uncredited)
Betty Gordon ... Manicurist (uncredited)
Kay Gordon ... Manicurist (uncredited)
Hal Greene ... Page (uncredited)

Chuck Hamilton ... Police Desk Sergeant (uncredited)
Bert Hanlon ... Farrell (uncredited)
Raymond Hargrave ... (uncredited)
Eddie Hines ... Shoeshine Man (uncredited)
Eleanor Huntley ... Manicurist (uncredited)
Ed Jones ... Chauffeur (uncredited)
Jack Kennedy ... Mahoney (uncredited)
Geraldine Leslie ... Maid (uncredited)

George MacQuarrie ... Chief of Detectives (uncredited)
Ethel Mandell ... Maid (uncredited)

Charles Martin ... Red (uncredited)

Francis McDonald ... Malley - Gunman (uncredited)
Bill McGeary ... Barber (uncredited)
Mal Merrihugh ... Barber (uncredited)
Helaine Moler ... Manicurist (uncredited)
Rex Moore ... Page (uncredited)
Frances Morris ... Manicurist (uncredited)
Lionel Pedley ... Polo Player (uncredited)
Lee Phelps ... Lee (uncredited)
John Picorri ... Defense Attorney (uncredited)
John Reese ... Prisoner (uncredited)
Francis Sayles ... Barber (uncredited)
Gwynne Shipman ... Manicurist (uncredited)

Larry Steers ... Assistant Prosecutor (uncredited)
Jack Stoney ... Assistant District Attorney (uncredited)
Steve Strelich ... Prisoner (uncredited)
Billy Sullivan ... Barber (uncredited)
Ethel Sykes ... Manicurist (uncredited)
Lloyd Taylor ... Barber (uncredited)
Roberta Theiss ... Manicurist (uncredited)

Fred 'Snowflake' Toones ... Chalky (uncredited)
Guy Usher ... Judge Davis (uncredited)
Betty Van Auken ... Manicurist (uncredited)
Dorothy Ward ... Manicurist (uncredited)
George Warren ... Polo Player (uncredited)
Jeannette Warren ... Manicurist (uncredited)

Charles C. Wilson ... Prosecuting Attorney (uncredited)
Armand 'Curly' Wright ... Barber (uncredited)

Directed by
Raoul Walsh 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
James Edward Grant  story "Hahsit Babe"
Bert Hanlon 
Raoul Walsh 

Produced by
Walter Wanger .... producer
Original Music by
Gerard Carbonara (uncredited)
Cinematography by
George T. Clemens  (as George Clemens)
Film Editing by
Robert L. Simpson  (as Robert Simpson)
Art Direction by
Alexander Toluboff 
Set Decoration by
Howard Bristol 
Costume Design by
Helen Taylor 
Production Management
Earl Rettig .... unit manager (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
David MacDonald .... assistant director
Sound Department
Hugo Grenzbach .... sound
Editorial Department
William Reynolds .... assistant editor (uncredited)
Music Department
Boris Morros .... musical director
John Leipold .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Heinz Roemheld .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Other crew
Adolph Zukor .... presenter
John London .... production assistant (uncredited)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
77 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording Sound System)

Did You Know?

One of over 700 Paramount productions, filmed between 1929-49, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since.See more »
Editor:Wait! Wait!
Eve Fallon:You wait... you look like a waiter anyway.
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Movie Connections:
References She Done Him Wrong (1933)See more »


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12 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
Watchable, but unmemorable, 27 December 2006
Author: robb_772 from United States

An adequate comedy/mystery, one that is serviceable while playing but will scarcely be remembered long after it concludes. In all fairness, the jumbled screenplay by Bert Hanlon and director Raoul Walsh has a reasonable degree of intriguing ideas spread throughout the picture's scant runtime, but the various story threads never gel into a completely coherent picture and the film is further hindered by some woefully leaden dialogue among it's lead characters. The film is still wholly watchable, and even enjoyable during certain stretches due to it's lead performers. The chemistry between Cary Grant and Joan Bennett (as a bickering couple thrown into a case involving stolen jewels and murder) is breezy and natural, and the duo significantly better the film with their thoroughly winning performances.

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