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Play Girl (1941)

 -  Comedy | Romance  -  7 March 1941 (USA)
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The fascinating Grace Herbert has many years' experience as a professional gold-digger. Her finances at a low ebb, she finds her mature beauty less effective than of yore, and takes on ... See full summary »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Grace Herbert
James Ellison ...
Thomas Elwood Dice
Mildred Coles ...
Ellen Daley
Nigel Bruce ...
William McDonald Vincent
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Josie
Katharine Alexander ...
Mrs. Dice
G.P. Huntley ...
Van Payson (as George P. Huntley)
Kane Richmond ...
Don Shawhan
Stanley Andrews ...
Joseph Shawhan
Selmer Jackson ...
Fred Dice
Marek Windheim ...
Dr. Alonso Corivini
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The fascinating Grace Herbert has many years' experience as a professional gold-digger. Her finances at a low ebb, she finds her mature beauty less effective than of yore, and takes on impoverished 19-year-old Ellen Daley as an apprentice: "between your youth and my spirit, we can do it." The initially reluctant Ellen soon gets the hang of it. But after the cowboy she falls for proves to be a wealthy rancher, she feels an odd reluctance to mix business with pleasure... Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Comedy | Romance

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William McDonald Vincent: After all, I'm 38...
Grace Herbert: [Clears her throat loudly]
William McDonald Vincent: Ah, 39, and...
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Opening credits are shown on different types of signs and cards; a couple are tags included in jewelry boxes, some are sign boards and poster boards for various plays and shows. See more »

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RIENZI
Opera written by Richard Wagner (1839)
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15 March 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Kay Francis is a "Play Girl" in this 1941 film that was yet another attempt by Warner Bros. to get rid of the expensive Francis, though none of their ploys worked. Here, they've lent her to another studio, RKO.

Francis plays Grace Herbert, a woman who has lived her life as a gold-digger, except now she's getting too old to dig and no one wants to give her any gold. She meets a young woman, Mildred (Ellen Daley) and teaches her the gold-digging game, with the idea that the young woman will actually get married to someone wealthy, something that Grace never did. But Mildred's conscience takes a hit.

One of the best things about this film is that one of the marks is a rich guy from Chicago, played by the very British Nigel Bruce. Just goes to show you the attention paid to the casting.

It's not a great film, but Francis makes it more than palatable, and it's a pleasant way to pass the time. Worth seeing for Francis.


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