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Our Blushing Brides (1930)

Passed | | Drama, Music, Romance | 19 July 1930 (USA)
Three department store girls--Connie, Franky, and Jerry--share an apartment on West 91st Street in New York City. Each earns little more than 20 dollars per week. Jerry is the sensible one,... See full summary »


Harry Beaumont (uncredited)


Edwin Justus Mayer (additional dialogue)




Cast overview, first billed only:
Joan Crawford ... Jerry March
Anita Page ... Connie Blair
Dorothy Sebastian ... Francine (Franky) Daniels
Robert Montgomery ... Tony Jardine
Raymond Hackett ... David Jardine
John Miljan ... Martin W. Sanderson
Hedda Hopper ... Mrs. Russ-Weaver
Albert Conti ... Monsieur Pantoise
Edward Brophy ... Joe Munsey
Robert Emmett O'Connor ... The Detective (as Robert O'Connor)
Martha Sleeper ... Evelyn Woodforth
Gwen Lee ... Dardanelle - a Mannequin
Mary Doran ... Eloise - a Mannequin
Catherine Moylan ... A Mannequin
Norma Drew ... A Mannequin


Three department store girls--Connie, Franky, and Jerry--share an apartment on West 91st Street in New York City. Each earns little more than 20 dollars per week. Jerry is the sensible one, but the others throw themselves at amoral rich men in an attempt to hook one and better themselves. They end up being hurt and disappointed despite Jerry's attempts to warn them. Written by Thomas McWilliams <tgm@netcom.com>

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Jerry tells her malingering roommate, "Snap out of it, Lady Vere de Vere." This lady was the subject of a poem by Tennyson. She was the haughtiest and coldest lady in the peerage, and the one with the noblest title. Her name has become, as in the movie, an ironic way of referring to someone who is acting snooty. See more »


Geraldine 'Gerry' March: Frankie, you set the table.
Francine Daniels: Oooh, Jerry, I can't. I'm lying down. I have an awful headache.
Geraldine 'Gerry' March: Yeah? What have YOU got in there to ache?
Francine Daniels: Oh, you wouldn't care if I was lying here dead!
Geraldine 'Gerry' March: Indeed, I would! You haven't paid your share of this month's rent. Snap out of it, Lady VanDerVere and put the the hardware on the table!
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Referenced in The Pay-Off (1930) See more »


The Wedding March
(1843) (uncredited)
from "A Midsummer Night's Dream, Op.61"
Written by Felix Mendelssohn
Played during the opening and closing credits
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Why Marry a Millionaire?
17 May 2006 | by movingpicturegalSee all my reviews

About three working girls/roommates/gal pals and their relationships with three men/millionaires/heels. The girls all work at Jardine's department store where virtuous Jerry (played by Joan Crawford) models dresses and ladies lingerie, blonde and innocent Connie (Anita Page) works the perfume counter, and wisecracking, sarcastic Franky (Dorothy Sebastian) is stuck in blankets (where there's "not a male customer in a carload"). Franky finally does meet a man in the blanket department - he's loaded with free-flowing wads of cash, so she immediately agrees to go out with him. Meanwhile pretty Connie is having a love affair with the owner's son, David Jardine (played by Raymond Hackett, who looked to me like a cross between David and Ricky Nelson), and Jerry has a fancy for the other son, Tony Jardine (Robert Montgomery). Jerry thinks Tony is "different" from the other cads/men she meets - but she soon finds out he's not as she ends up in his lair - a tree house complete with sunken couch, dim lights, mood music, and disappearing staircase. Oh brother!

This film is quite enjoyable, I like the interrelationships between the three girls - there's plenty of chemistry and camaraderie there. Robert Montgomery is a doll, his slim self handsomely decked out in tuxedo, white tie, and tails (ooh la la) - he plays his playboy-like part expertly. Joan Crawford acts up a storm in this, with a full range of emotions - and gets to show herself off in slinky outfits and barely-there lingerie as well (which she REALLY seems to enjoy doing!). The film includes a fun fashion show, complete with foppish Parisian dress designers, and lots of capes, drapes, ruffles, and deco look hats.

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19 July 1930 (USA) See more »

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$337,000 (estimated)
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| (Turner library print)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.20 : 1
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