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Play Girl (1941)

Passed | | Comedy, Romance | 7 March 1941 (USA)
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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Thomas Elwood Dice
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Ellen Daley
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William McDonald Vincent
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Josie
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Mrs. Dice
G.P. Huntley ...
Van Payson (as George P. Huntley)
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Don Shawhan
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Joseph Shawhan
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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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THE STORY OF MEN WHO LEARNED ABOUT WOMEN...FROM HER (original print ad-all caps) See more »

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Comedy | Romance

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Passed | See all certifications »
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7 March 1941 (USA)  »

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Mulheres de Luxo  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Josie: Why, she's said goodbye to more men than most women have said hello to.
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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 »

Soundtracks

Sonata No.14 in C#-, Op.27 No.2 (Moonlight Sonata)
(1801) (uncredited)
Written by Ludwig van Beethoven
Excerpt played on piano by Kay Francis
Reprised on piano by Mildred Coles
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Play or Pay
19 September 2008 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

Warner Brothers continued its campaign to get Kay Francis to break her contract not just by lowering the quality of her vehicles, not just by loading her dialogue with 'r's or putting her in horse operas, but now by lending her out to other studios. She was the highest-priced actress on the Warner's lot and they didn't want her any more. But she was not going to give up that contract.

In this lend-out to RKO, Miss Francis, as usual, gives a wonderful performance. In fact, given the cast of minor players -- including a few long-time favorites of mine like Nigel Bruce and Kane Richmond -- and they give fine performances too, even if we are expected to believe Mr. Bruce hails from Chicago, in this minor comedy. It's about a professional adventuress who is getting a lot too old to play wealthy men for suckers. It's a little slow-starting, but by the half-way mark, it is moving along at a good clip. Definitely worth your while.


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