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Ever Since Eve (1937)

 -  Comedy | Romance  -  15 July 1937 (USA)
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Marge is a capable secretary, but her bosses are more interested in her than her abilities. This causes her to be frequently unemployed. To get a job, she changes her look to make herself ... See full summary »

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Marge Winton
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Freddy Matthews
Frank McHugh ...
'Mabel' DeCraven
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Sadie Day
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Jake Edgall
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Abbie Belldon
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Al McCoy
Marcia Ralston ...
Camille Lansing
Frederick Clarke ...
Alonzo (as Frederic Clarke)
Arthur Hoyt ...
Hotel Manager
Mary Treen ...
Employment Clerk
Harry Hayden ...
President of the Purity League
Pierre Watkin ...
Barton
John T. Murray ...
Lowell
William B. Davidson ...
Henderson (as William Davidson)
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Marge is a capable secretary, but her bosses are more interested in her than her abilities. This causes her to be frequently unemployed. To get a job, she changes her look to make herself unattractive. This gets her work with a writer named Freddy, who has a deadline fast approaching for his new book. Unfortunately, Freddy takes every opportunity not to work on the book and even falls for Marge when he sees her as she really looks. But as the unattractive secretary, he barely notices her and she tries everything to get him to complete his book on time. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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Desde os Tempos de Eva  »

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Ever Since Eve
(1937) (uncredited)
Music by M.K. Jerome
Lyrics by Jack Scholl
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Played by the band at the Equator Club and sung by an unidentified guitarist and chorus
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Does she ever!
27 February 2002 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

I agree with the first comment, that I expected a poor picture and discovered a highly entertaining light comedy. Yeah, perhaps Marion Davies was typically too old to be playing what the reviewers called another "eye-batting ingenue," but she's not batting her eyes here. The entire concept of a woman succeeding based on her hard work, talent, and merit is taken quite seriously for a "silly comedy." This concept has been used time and time again, particularly with Laura La Plante in the English THE CHURCH MOUSE (35), and the earlier Warner BEAUTY AND THE BOSS, with Marian Marsh. La Plante was splendid, Marsh a bit inexperienced to carry off the entire chore, but Marion Davies plays with professional elan, and as usual, she is surrounded by folks who see to it that your time is never wasted - Patsy Kelly, Louise Fazenda, Frank McHugh, Allen Jenkins, and Barton MacLane. Bob Montgomerey was borrowed from MGM, and although he's certainly at home in such material, he doesn't seem to be enjoying the ride as much as the rest of the cast. Davies made four films at Warners, and although Jack Warner claimed they all made (highly suspect) profits, they were certainly lavish affairs. EVE was the final appearance, and although it was not PEG O' MY HEART or SHOW PEOPLE or WHEN KNIGHTHOOD WAS IN FLOWER, it is by no means a poor film, in fact, I would stack it against any later 30s film starring one of her contemporaries, say, Norma, Dolores, Janet, or Joan.


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