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More Than a Secretary (1936)

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When the co-owner of a secretarial school visits a magazine editor to find out why he runs through secretaries, she's mistaken for an applicant. Drawn to him, she accepts the position.

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Complete credited cast:
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Carol Baldwin
George Brent ...
Fred Gilbert
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Ernest
Ruth Donnelly ...
Helen Davis
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Bill Houston
Dorothea Kent ...
Maizie West
Charles Halton ...
Mr. Crosby
Geraldine Hall ...
Enid
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Nick Copeland ...
Window Washer (scenes deleted)
Tom Ricketts ...
Henry (scenes deleted)
C.L. Sherwood ...
Window Washer (scenes deleted)
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When the co-owner of a secretarial school visits a magazine editor to find out why he runs through secretaries, she's mistaken for an applicant. Drawn to him, she accepts the position.

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Several cast members in studio records/casting call lists did not appear or were not identifiable in the movie. These were (with their character names): Nick Copeland (Window Washer), C.L. Sherwood (Window Washer), Tom Ricketts (Henry) and Charles Irwin (Mounted Police). There is a mounted policeman seen near the end, but in extreme long-shot and from above. He is not recognizable. See more »

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goof
17 January 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Did anyone wonder why the trailer had no door? Must have been a creation of the prop department. Why in the world would anyone want the guy after fooling around with Mazie. The guy seems like a real jerk rather than a leading man. And that mustache does not help George Brent either. I thought it was real weak acting from pros than sure can do better. Stander and Donnely really stand out, and The girl that plays Mazie isn't too bad either. There are so many loose plot lines in this that it's hard to accept any of them. I like comedies from this period, but this one is a waste of time unless you are a BIG Jean Arthur fan. Columbia should have thrown the Three Stooges in for some serious plot twist.


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