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Beauty and the Boss (1932)

Unrated | | 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.

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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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Fröken kyrkråtta  »

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The original play opened in Budapest, Hungary, on 2 December 1927. See more »

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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: Susie, I want that kiss and I'm going to have it. I'm mad about you. Susie, don't you know you're enough to drive a man out of his senses?
Susie Sachs: That's just woman hunger! And any soft, sweet smelling female could satisfy.
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Version of Frk. Kirkemus (1941) See more »

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Wonderful pre-code comedy romance; tip top performances!
17 May 2000 | by See 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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