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Our Blushing Brides (1930)

Passed | | Drama | 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 »

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Connie Blair
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David Jardine
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Martin W. Sanderson
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Mrs. Russ-Weaver
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Monsieur Pantoise
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Joe Munsey
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The Detective (as Robert O'Connor)
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Evelyn Woodforth
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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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Anypomones kardies  »

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| (Turner library print)

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.20 : 1
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Jerry, Connie and Francine work for Jardine's Department Store, living in an apartment together at 153 West 91st Street, New York City, on their $22.50 per week salaries. See more »

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Mrs. Hinkle, the Landlady: Mr. Carter, third floor front. He's a process server. That's a real influential job. He thinks you're pretty nice. He'd like to take you out.
Geraldine 'Gerry' March: No thank you, Mrs. Hinkle. You see, I'm avoiding process servers this season
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Composed by Dimitri Tiomkin
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Why Marry a Millionaire?
17 May 2006 | by See 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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