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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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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
Virginia Field ...
Countess Helena
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Johann
Egon Brecher ...
Concierge
Vesey O'Davoren ...
Fritz
John Bleifer ...
Porter
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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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Jóvenes enamoradas  »

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The film features 4 Oscar winners: Janet Gaynor, Loretta Young, Paul Lukas and Don Ameche. 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 20th Century Fox Promotional Film (1936) See more »

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Three Blind Mice
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Played on guitar and sung by Loretta Young
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Three Little Girls From Budapest
14 March 2014 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Although no one on this film got any closer to Budapest than the new 20th Century Fox studio's back lot, Ladies In Love is a nice romantic film about three women who agree to split the costs of an apartment in a swank Budapest neighborhood. The better for them to catch good husbands and the three go about to work.

Janet Gaynor works as a lab assistant to Dr. Don Ameche who basically treats her like a doormat. She must like the idea because she then goes to work for egotistical magician Alan Mowbray as his assistant and general factotum. Mowbray is in a part that later on Clifton Webb would have specialized in.

Loretta Young thinks she's found true love in Tyrone Power. But Power is a heel in this one and he's some kind of minor nobility. He trades up for Virginia Field who not only has title, but money. This was the role that made Darryl Zanuck decide that Power would be the franchise player of his new 20th Century Fox studio. Power would play a hero/heel in many of his films, but here he's a straight heel. Seventh billed in the cast list he got a lot of fan mail from this film that helped Zanuck in his evaluation.

Constance Bennett is the oldest and most experienced of the three. She's got a thing going with another titled gent Paul Lukas. But one fine day a sly little minx from the country shows up in Simone Simon. She's supposed to be a teenager, but this girl is most mature in her wiles. She's got Lukas panting and wanting more.

In the end one girl gets what she wants, the other two have to settle as they leave their apartment in the ritzy part of Budapest. A close call to tragedy also happens to one.

Ladies In Love is a nice romantic film in which a whole cast gave a nice ensemble effort. Some futures were made because of this film.


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