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Ladies in Love (1936)

Approved | | Comedy, Romance | 9 October 1936 (USA)
Three working girls in Budapest pool their resources to get a better apartment and impress their dates. One dates a nobleman and, learning of her rejection by him, considers poison. Another... See full summary »

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(screen play), (based on the play by) (as Ladislaus Bus-Fekete)
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Cast

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Susie Schmidt
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Yoli Haydn
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Marie Armand
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Dr. Rudi Imre
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John Barta
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Karl Lanyi (as Tyrone Power Jr.)
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Paul Sandor
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Ben Horvath
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Franz Brenner
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Countess Helena
Frank Dawson ...
Johann
Egon Brecher ...
Concierge
Vesey O'Davoren ...
Fritz
John Bleifer ...
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Three working girls in Budapest pool their resources to get a better apartment and impress their dates. One dates a nobleman and, learning of her rejection by him, considers poison. Another drinks the poison by mistake and lands a physician for herself. The third marries a businessman. The first girl gets a shop of her own. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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9 October 1936 (USA)  »

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Jóvenes enamoradas  »

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(Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

While the onscreen credit states the movie is "based on the play" by Ladislaus Bus-Fekete (Leslie Bush-Fekete) and Hollywood Reporter production charts stated the play was called "Three Girls," no performance of that play has been found. Another Hollywood Reporter news item in December 1935 stated that Fox purchased Bus-Fekete's novel, "Ladies in Love" to be published in England in 1936. The book was published in the United States in 1937. See more »

Goofs

Frank Dawson is credited onscreen as "Johann," but he is called "Josef" in the film. See more »

Quotes

Susie Schmidt: [on dropping her plant] Oh, and I raised that thing from a twig!
Yoli Haydn: It's perfectly all right. All it needs is a new pot.
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Referenced in How to Marry a Millionaire (1953) See more »

Soundtracks

Kunstlerleben (Artist's Life), Op.316
(1867) (uncredited)
Written by Johann Strauss
In the score often
Played as dance music twice
Played also on a record
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Great Cast, Bad Story
25 February 2008 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Ladies in Love (1936)

** (out of 4)

Janet Gaynor, Loretta Young, Constance Bennett, Simone Simon, Don Ameche, Paul Lukas and Tyrone Power highlight this all-star cast but the final film doesn't do any of them justice. Set in Budapest, three women (Gaynor, Young, Bennett) move into an apartment and soon we see them struggle with love and work issues. The cast here is extremely good but the screenplay is extremely poor. It's clear Fox wanted to throw all their stars in the pot but it's too bad they didn't bother coming up with a better screenplay. The movie is pretty much all dialogue and there's way too much of it and none of it comes off too interesting. The actors all do fine work on their own but the screenplay doesn't give them too much to do and the relationships never come off believable. Gaynor steals the film as a poor girl who sells ties trying to make ends meet. Ameche is also very good as the doctor who doesn't realize he's in love with Gaynor's character.


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