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The Greeks Had a Word for Them (1932)

Not Rated | | Comedy | 13 February 1932 (USA)
Sophisticated comedy: a trio of money hungry women who all have sugar daddies who keep them in the lap of luxury, even as they drive the men crazy. Each woman represents a different ... See full summary »

Director:

Lowell Sherman

Writers:

Zoe Akins (play), Sidney Howard (adaptation)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Joan Blondell ... Schatzi Sutro
Madge Evans ... Polaire Quinn
Ina Claire ... Jean Lawrence
David Manners ... Dey Emery
Lowell Sherman ... Boris Feldman
Phillips Smalley ... Justin Emery
Sidney Bracey ... The Waiter
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Sophisticated comedy: a trio of money hungry women who all have sugar daddies who keep them in the lap of luxury, even as they drive the men crazy. Each woman represents a different personality type, from sensitive, to kind-hearted, to difficult and untrustworthy. Set in the age of jazz, the twenties come roaring back with immorality and in-fighting. Written by SindyMac

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THE MEN THEY "TOOK" CALLED THEM..."Gold-Diggers! - "Loreleis!" - "Man-Hunters!" - Adventuresses!" See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

Not Rated
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 February 1932 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Greeks Had a Word for It See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The studio originally wanted Jean Harlow for this film, after her success in Red-Headed Woman (1932), but she was under contract to Howard Hughes and he refused to loan her out. See more »

Quotes

Schatzi: Look, she doesn't have a man - you'd think she'd be afraid of catching cold.
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Connections

Version of How to Marry a Millionaire (1953) See more »

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Critics of 2007 do not share same thoughts as those of 1932
5 August 2007 | by gideonlpSee all my reviews

I read with interest the comments of the critic for "Three Broadway Girls." Then I saw the movie. I must say that in accordance with the critic's 2007 standards, he was quite correct in his analysis. However, I am now 80 years old and remember the pictures in those days fairly well. I would say that the critic must be in his 30's or 40's for he evaluates the content and acting with those skills of 2007. If he were a critic in 1932 or the 30's for that matter, I think he would find this a 'charming' bit of humorous story telling. I would offer that those who criticize motion pictures should take into account the era in which they were made, and NOT evaluate them with the 2007 era standards.


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