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Beauty and the Boss (1932)

An executive hires a mousy, plain woman as his secretary so she will not divert him from his work, but she still becomes determined to win his heart.

Director:

Roy Del Ruth

Writers:

Ladislas Fodor (play) (as Ladislaus Fodor), Joseph Jackson (adaptation)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Marian Marsh ... Susie Sachs
David Manners ... Baron Paul von Ullrich
Warren William ... Baron Josef von Ullrich
Charles Butterworth ... Ludwig Pfeffer Jr.
Frederick Kerr ... Count Von Tolheim
Mary Doran ... Olive 'Ollie' Frey
Robert Greig ... Chappel
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Storyline

The Baron is a banker, in Vienna, who works at at very fast pace. He appreciates beautiful women, but fires the beautiful Miss Frey as he considers her a diversion to work. Susie sneaks into his office to apply for the job as the Baron's secretary. Since she is plain looking, as poor as a 'Church Mouse' and very fast at dictation, she gets the job. She keeps all the women away from the Baron so that he can concentrate on his work. In Paris, Miss Frey tells Susie the secret to being 'A Woman', and the little Church Mouse becomes a Lion. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

Unrated
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 April 1932 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Fröken kyrkråtta See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

An English-language adaptation of the play by Benn W. Levy, entitled "A Church Mouse", opened in London in early May, 1931. See more »

Goofs

at approx 41:00.. Ollie's black gown goes from being open and undone, (where we see her undergarments) to suddenly closed and fastened tightly. See more »

Quotes

Baron Josef von Ullrich: What would you do if a thief crept into your room? Would you call for help?
Olive 'Ollie' Frey: [laughs] I don't need any help. Why don't you ask me what I'd do if a bank president tiptoed in?
Baron Josef von Ullrich: I'd rather be surprised.
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Connections

Remade as The Church Mouse (1934) See more »

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Rapid fire dialog rips through this charming pre code gem so fast you'll have to put down your iPhone to enjoy. Marian Marsh shines and Warren William is offensive and hilarious.


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