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Other Men's Women (1931)

Passed | | Drama, Romance | 17 January 1931 (USA)
Events take an unhappy turn for two Bill and Jack, two locomotive engineers, after Bill is attracted to his best friend's wife.

Director:

William A. Wellman

Writers:

Maude Fulton (by), Maude Fulton (screen adaptation) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Grant Withers ... Bill
Mary Astor ... Lily
Regis Toomey ... Jack
James Cagney ... Ed
Fred Kohler ... Haley
J. Farrell MacDonald ... Peg-Leg
Joan Blondell ... Marie
Lillian Worth ... Waitress
Walter Long ... Bixby
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Storyline

Railroad fireman Bill White is a carefree ladies' man with an irresponsible streak. His buddy Jack Kulper, an engineer, is more solid and reliable. Bill comes to stay a while with Jack and his wife Lily. Bill and Lily fall in love, but not wishing to hurt Jack, Bill leaves without explanation. When Jack confronts Bill about his suspicions, the two fight and Jack is seriously injured. Bill is consumed with guilt and tries to make good, but Jack has his own ideas about that. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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A Romance of the Shining Rails See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 January 1931 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Steel Highway See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (Turner library print)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This film was first released as "The Steel Highway" and even reviewed under that title. However, it opened in New York City, New York as "Other Men's Women" in April 1931. See more »

Goofs

When Bill and Lily are embracing in the kitchen in front of the stove the moving shadow of the boom microphone is visible on the wall below the window behind them. See more »

Quotes

Bill White: [Slapping the more-than-ample derriere of the waitress while her back is turned] How are you, Davenport?
Waitress: You stop callin' me that! Honest to goodness, you're gettin' something fierce!
Bill White: Hog wild, Baby, and no foolin'. Scramble three and a cup of jamocha.
Waitress: [Yelling to the cook offscreen] Scramble three in a hurry - it's Bill White!
[to Bill]
Waitress: Bread or toast or maybe you'd like a bun?
Bill White: [Implying a double entendre] No, had one last night.
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Soundtracks

The Kiss Waltz
(1930) (uncredited)
Music by Joseph A. Burke
Played on the phonograph
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Approach with modest expectations
9 October 2000 | by TipsterSee all my reviews

The plot is pure hokum, so it's the extras that "make" the movie: The backdrop of trains and trainyards, Joan Blondell in an extraneous role as a saucy waitress, James Cagney in an early supporting part (he has a nice bit on top of a moving train, and also does some dancing), J. Farrell MacDonald helping plant peas by making holes in the dirt with his peg leg, cool bridge and train miniatures, etc. Approach with modest expectations


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