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Private Number (1936)

Approved | | Drama, Romance | 5 June 1936 (USA)
A young woman searching for work takes a job as a maid for a rich family. Intrigue follows as a butler schemes to make the attractive newcomer his own. Only to be foiled by the wealthy ... See full summary »

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Richard Winfield
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Wroxton
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Gracie
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Smiley Watson (as Joe Lewis)
Marjorie Gateson ...
Mrs. Winfield
Paul Harvey ...
Perry Winfield
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Mrs. Meecham
Paul Stanton ...
Rawlings
John Miljan ...
Stapp
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Coakley
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Frederick
Frank Dawson ...
Graham
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Judge
May Beatty ...
Grandma Gammon
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A young woman searching for work takes a job as a maid for a rich family. Intrigue follows as a butler schemes to make the attractive newcomer his own. Only to be foiled by the wealthy son's attraction to her. The fall in love, secretly marry and the maid finds she is pregnant. Twist of fate complicates the storyline as the butler seeks revenge for his rejection. He tells all to the family in the hopes of ending the marriage. A courtroom drama ensues with the family poised against the wife/maid. All is made good with a dramatic turn of events. Written by Robert Franssen

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Drama | Romance

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5 June 1936 (USA)  »

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Frauenehre  »

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(FMC Library Print) | (copyright length)

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(Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The play originally was copyrighted as "Hush Money" in 1914. See more »

Goofs

Jane Darwell is billed as "Mrs. Meecham" but is called "Mrs. Frisby" twice. See more »

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Alternate-language version of Del mismo barro (1930) See more »

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Pre-Code? Uh...
23 June 2003 | by (New York, NY) – See all my reviews

This movie has its charms, but it cannot be a "Pre-Code gem," since it came out two years after the Code clampdown kicked in.

It's a little sappy, actually -- it'd have been much better if it HAD been made during the Pre-Code era.

But I do agree that Loretta Young's delightful in it.


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