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The Devil and Miss Jones
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Writer:
Norman Krasna (written by)
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Release Date:
11 April 1941 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
A tycoon goes undercover to ferret out agitators at a department store, but gets involved in their lives instead. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for 2 Oscars. See more »
User Reviews:
heartwarming story set in department store management-labor conflict See more (39 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Jean Arthur ... Mary

Robert Cummings ... Joe

Charles Coburn ... Merrick

Edmund Gwenn ... Hooper

Spring Byington ... Elizabeth

S.Z. Sakall ... George (as S.Z. Sakall)

William Demarest ... First Detective
Walter Kingsford ... Allison
Montagu Love ... Harrison
Richard Carle ... Oliver
Charles Waldron ... Needles

Edwin Maxwell ... Withers
Edward McNamara ... Police Sergeant
Robert Emmett Keane ... Tom Higgins
Florence Bates ... Customer
Charles Irwin ... Second Detective
Matt McHugh ... Sam
Julie Warren ... Dorothy
Ilene Brewer ... Sally (Little Girl)

Regis Toomey ... 1st Policeman
Pat Moriarity ... 2nd Policeman (as Pat Moriarty)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Brooks Benedict ... Mr. Felspar (uncredited)
Irving Cummings ... Undetermined Role (uncredited)
Carol Dietrich ... Blonde (uncredited)
Minta Durfee ... Customer (uncredited)
William Elmer ... Attendant at Jim's Bath House (uncredited)
Fern Emmett ... Second Shopper (uncredited)

Pat Flaherty ... Mark - Policeman with Pickpocket (uncredited)
Jack Gargan ... Man at Coney Island (uncredited)
Edna Hall ... Fat Shopper (uncredited)
Kenner G. Kemp ... Shopper at Neeley's (uncredited)
Mike Lally ... Luggage Clerk (uncredited)
Frank Mills ... Attendant at Third Bath House (uncredited)
Garry Owen ... Drug Store Clerk (uncredited)
Victor Potel ... Attendant at First Bath House (uncredited)
Suzanne Ridgeway ... China Department Clerk (uncredited)
Nicholas Soussanin ... Man on Rooftop (uncredited)
Will Stanton ... Pickpocket at Precinct House (uncredited)
Amzie Strickland ... Shopper at Neeley's (uncredited)
Walter Tetley ... Stock Boy (uncredited)
Lucio Villegas ... Store Employee Picket (uncredited)

Directed by
Sam Wood 
 
Writing credits
Norman Krasna (written by)

Produced by
Frank Ross .... producer
Norman Krasna .... associate producer (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Harry Stradling Sr. (photographed by) (as Harry Stradling)
 
Film Editing by
Sherman Todd 
 
Production Design by
William Cameron Menzies 
 
Art Direction by
Van Nest Polglase 
 
Makeup Department
Mel Berns .... makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Argyle Nelson .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Albert S. D'Agostino .... associate art director (as Albert D'Agostino)
 
Sound Department
John L. Cass .... recordist
 
Special Effects by
Vernon L. Walker .... special effects
 
Stunts
Frances Kellogg .... stunt double (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Irene .... clothes: Miss Arthur
 
Music Department
Roy Webb .... musical director
 
Other crew
Norman Krasna .... presenter
Frank Ross .... presenter
Whitney Bolton .... unit publicity writer (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
92 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)
Certification:
Canada:PG (Ontario) | Finland:S | Netherlands:AL (original rating) (1948) | Sweden:Btl | UK:U | USA:Approved (PCA #6964) | USA:TV-G (TV rating)

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Trivia:
"Academy Award Theater" broadcast a 30 minute radio adaptation of the movie on October 23, 1946 with Charles Coburn reprising his film role.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: During the beach scene, the people in the background change completely from shot to shot. However, the crowd in the opening shot of the beach scene is the same as the one in the final shot.See more »
Quotes:
First Policeman:When they start recitin' the Constitution, watch out!See more »
Movie Connections:
Spoofed in Devil in Miss Jones (1973)See more »
Soundtrack:
For He's a Jolly Good FellowSee more »

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15 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
heartwarming story set in department store management-labor conflict, 14 February 2005
Author: Andersod-1 from United States

This is a wonderful story from the days immediately preceding America's entry into WWII, when the values that made America great were on display in the movies. A powerful department store owner, played by Charles Coburn, gets a job as a lowly clerk in his own store, in order to ferret out the workers who are trying to organize a labor union. He gradually gets caught up in the lives of the clerks in the shoe department (co-stars Jean Arthur, Bob Cummings, Spring Byington, Edmund Gwen) who accept him as just a poor, older man, and his view of things begins to shift. There are some excellent scenes in this movie, especially one in which Coburn is arrested while on a day at the beach with his fellow workers, and has to be kept out of jail by Cummings' bravado. Of course, everything works out well in the end, because this movie was made in the days when good was destined to triumph over evil.

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