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Take a Letter, Darling (1942)

 -  Comedy  -  6 May 1942 (USA)
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A struggling painter takes a job as a secretary to a female advertising executive. While working to obtain an account from a tobacco company, they end up falling in love.

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Complete credited cast:
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A.M. MacGregor
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Tom Verney
Macdonald Carey ...
Jonathan Caldwell
Constance Moore ...
Ethel Caldwell
Robert Benchley ...
G.B. Atwater
Charles Arnt ...
Fud Newton (as Charles E. Arnt)
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Uncle George
Kathleen Howard ...
Aunt Minnie
Margaret Seddon ...
Aunt Judy
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Moses
George Reed ...
Sam French
Margaret Hayes ...
Sally French
Sonny Boy Williams ...
Micky Dowling
John Holland ...
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A struggling painter takes a job as a secretary to a female advertising executive. While working to obtain an account from a tobacco company, they end up falling in love. Written by Ken Carson <kcarson@efn.org>

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She Had Him Put in a Full Day's Work ... At Night!

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6 May 1942 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ela e o Secretário  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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One of over 700 Paramount Productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since. See more »

Quotes

Tom Verney: You're a beautiful brain and beautiful clothes. No temperature, no pulse. That's all.
A.M. MacGregor: Where did you learn about women, Verney?
Tom Verney: It isn't a matter of learning. It's instinct.
A.M. MacGregor: I'm a brain with no pulse, eh? I'm a woman, Verney, more woman than you'll ever know.
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At the end of the last scene, the camera zooms in on a billboard, which shows the closing credits...and an ad for the film's fictional tobacco company. See more »

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An early gem of a gender-bender
27 April 1999 | by (Cincinnati, Ohio USA) – See all my reviews

I've never seen MacMurrary of Russell give more nuanced performances than in this screwball comedy about a successful woman executive who hires a male secretary to appear conventional on social outings. What is completely surprising is the outcome isn't one that consigns either character to a rigid, gender-defined role. Sly wit and great performances throughout, albeit marred by unfortunate racial stereotypes of the time.


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