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Smartest Girl in Town (1936)

Approved | | Comedy | 27 November 1936 (USA)
Modeling furs has given our heroine Cookie a taste for them, so she's determined to marry a rich man. Scheduled to meet a male model aboard a yacht, she meets the yacht's rich owner Dick ... See full summary »

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Frances Cooke
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Mrs. Gwen Mayen
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Lucius Philbean - Dick's Valet
Erik Rhodes ...
Baron Enrico Torene
Harry Jans ...
Terry - Gwen's Husband
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Modeling furs has given our heroine Cookie a taste for them, so she's determined to marry a rich man. Scheduled to meet a male model aboard a yacht, she meets the yacht's rich owner Dick Smith instead; he welcomes the confusion of identity and sets out to win her by force of personality alone. It's an uphill battle. Lots of wry repartee. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Million Dollar Profile  »

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When Frances calls Richard into the bathroom to treat his hair, she pulls the stool out from underneath the sink twice. See more »

Quotes

Young model: What's the matter with her? She's too ritzy for chili?
Gwen: I don't know, maybe it's too chilly for the Ritz.
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Soundtracks

Will You?
(1936)
Written by Gene Raymond
Played during the opening credits and as background music often
Played on a ukulele and sung by Gene Raymond (uncredited)
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typical '30s comedy
21 December 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"The Smartest Girl in Town" is a typical 1936 film with a typical plot. A wealthy man (Gene Raymond) falls for a model named Cookie (Ann Sothern) who mistakes him for a model. He has his butler (Erik Blore) call Cookie's booker and claim he's from an advertising agency so he can book her again and get close to her during the shoot. Meanwhile, Cookie's sister (Helen Broderick) is trying to marry her off to a supposedly rich foreigner (Erik Rhodes) whom Cookie not only doesn't love but can't understand.

The actors are all good - Helen Broderick always had great line delivery, and Eric Blore is in his usual role. Ann Sothern is beautiful and Gene Raymond is charming. It just doesn't add up to much with its very thin plot. I assume this was a B film since it only ran an hour. It's cute, but nothing special.


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