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Smartest Girl in Town (1936)

 -  Comedy  -  27 November 1936 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Gene Raymond ...
Richard Stuyvesant Smith
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Frances Cooke
Helen Broderick ...
Mrs. Gwen Mayen
Eric Blore ...
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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27 November 1936 (USA)  »

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Goofs

The cord on Lucius Philbein's pince-nez glasses flips back and forth several times during the scene in the Philbein Advertising Company office. See more »

Quotes

Dick Smith: Glad to know you. My name's Smith.
Gwen: I knew there was something different about you.
Dick Smith: I'll let you in on a secret. I use Honeysuckle Mouthwash, that kissable preparation.
Gwen: What an optimist.
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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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another fun oldie they Never show on TV anymore
6 April 2007 | by (southwest US) – See all my reviews

Boy meets girl; Boy (Gene Raymond, who sings a song in this one!)devises scheme to spend more time with girl Cookie, Ann Sothern(what movie Wasn't she in, from the 1920ss - 1980s ? It all works out in the end. Clever banter in several scenes, like when Gene tries to get the home address for a model he had just met. Helen Broderick puts him down over & over again with quick zingers. Etta McDaniel (Hattie McDaniel's sister) plays the maid. Eric Blore, the droll butler as always switches places with Gene Raymond, and keeps messing up the Master Plan; Erik Rhodes plays the rich foreigner that massacres the English language, as usual. Fun romp. Look for Alan Curtis, who had leading roles in Mannequin, High Sierra, and the Philo Vance movies of the 1940s.


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