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Beauty and the Boss (1932)

Passed | | Comedy, Romance | 9 April 1932 (USA)
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:

Passed
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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

The play upon which this film is based, "A Church Mouse", opened on Broadway at the Playhouse Theatre, 137 W. 48th St., on October 12, 1931 and ran for 164 performances until March, 1932. See more »

Goofs

The Baron's airplane has a registration number on the tail of NC394E. The "NC" indicates it is registered in the United States, not Austria, which would have begun with the two letter code "OE" at the time. See more »

Quotes

Baron Josef von Ullrich: Pretty women - should never think!
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Connections

Version of The Church Mouse (1934) See more »

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Vienna
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Wonderful pre-code comedy romance; tip top performances!
17 May 2000 | by nlangdonSee all my reviews

Warren William and Marian Marsh sparkle in this delicious Vitaphone production. Ms. Marsh handles the role of a dowdy but wise secretary with great aplomb, she's delightful! William (the star with two first names) is charming as the playboy baron with an amorous secretary on every phone line. Charles Butterworth adds to the fun with his usual hijinks. This one's a keeper!


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