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Private Number (1936)

 -  Drama | Romance  -  5 June 1936 (USA)
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Richard Winfield
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Ellen Neal
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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
Monroe Owsley ...
Coakley
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Frederick
Frank Dawson ...
Graham
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Judge
May Beatty ...
Grandma Gammon
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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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Cleves Kinkead's play opened in Boston, Massachusetts, USA in January 1915. It moved to Broadway in New York City, New York, USA on 26 August 1915 and closed in May 1916 after 316 performances. The cast included Mabel Colcord, Jane Cowl and Robert McWade. See more »

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

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References The Birth of a Nation (1915) See more »

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Robert Taylor and Basil Rathbone
6 August 2014 | by See all my reviews

This is actually quite a good film. It starts off with Loretta Young being interviewed by a butler (Basil Rathbone). He offers her the job even though she has no experience. She thanks him for the offer, walks out and tells the maid that she's not going to take the job because she finds him sleazy. The maid persuades her to take the job and they become friends.

Loretta, however, seems to be a bit dim as she loses her handbag and her money is stolen. After a brawl in a restaurant that her maid friend takes her to, she ends up being arrested in a gambling joint and gets a police record. Rathbone bails her out and uses it against her later on in the film.

Rathbone puts in a good performance as a butler playing a subservient position to Robert Taylor. He presents himself as quite stiff, but the character is well drawn in the writing.

When Taylor strikes up a romance with Young the pace of the film starts to drop off. It is Rathbone's character that makes this film interesting especially his interaction with Young. He may be playing a sleazy character, but that's what the film is about. Not the Taylor-Young romance.


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