7.1/10
22
2 user 2 critic

Hat Check Girl (1932)

Gerry Marsh is a hat-check girl in a nightclub surrounded by bootleggers, blackmailers and others before she falls in love with millionaire playboy Buster Collins. Gerry is supported by her girlfriend Jessie.

Director:

Writers:

, (story) | 1 more credit »
Reviews

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Certificate: Passed Comedy | Musical | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

An aviator who crash landed on an island in the South Pacific returns home to find that he is the last fertile man left on Earth after an epidemic of masculitus.

Director: Alfred L. Werker
Stars: Raul Roulien, Gloria Stuart, Edna May Oliver
Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Chick Parker and Pete Pendleton are songwriters that are en route from New York to Hollywood to make their fame and fortune; Dorothy, a lunch wagon proprietor, joins them.

Director: Harry Joe Brown
Stars: Jack Oakie, Jack Haley, Ginger Rogers
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Shipping clerk Joe Holt is mistaken for a swimming champion and expected to compete in a long-distance swim race off Catalina Island.

Director: Lloyd Bacon
Stars: Joe E. Brown, Ginger Rogers, Preston Foster
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

An aviator and band leader who is always getting his group fired for his flirtatious behavior with the female guests soon finds himself falling for an engaged woman.

Director: Thornton Freeland
Stars: Dolores del Rio, Gene Raymond, Raul Roulien
Broadway Bad (1933)
Certificate: Passed Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Showgirl Joan Blondell, supported by her friend Ginger Rogers, fights for the custody of her son during a divorce hearing.

Director: Sidney Lanfield
Stars: Joan Blondell, Ricardo Cortez, Ginger Rogers
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Jerry Stafford, a businessman, is in love with his secretary but she deserts him for another man. When she realizes her mistake, she goes back to him. Doris Brown is her girlfriend who is in love with a man named Monty Dunn.

Director: Dorothy Arzner
Stars: Claudette Colbert, Fredric March, Monroe Owsley
Certificate: Passed Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

An ambitious mechanic is tempted to desert his wonderful girlfriend when a silly but rich debutante falls for him.

Director: William A. Seiter
Stars: Ginger Rogers, Joel McCrea, Marian Nixon
Comedy | Drama | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

A wealthy composer rescues unemployed Broadway performers with a new play.

Director: Mervyn LeRoy
Stars: Warren William, Joan Blondell, Aline MacMahon
Comedy | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

An American woman travels to England to seek a divorce from her absentee husband, where she meets - and falls for - a dashing performer.

Director: Mark Sandrich
Stars: Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Alice Brady
Roberta (1935)
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

In Paris, a man clueless about fashion suddenly inherits his aunt's dress shop, while his bandleader friend reunites with his old flame.

Director: William A. Seiter
Stars: Irene Dunne, Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Two flappers (Claudette Colbert and Ginger Rogers) try to get their newspaper reporter boyfriends to pay attention to them.

Director: Monta Bell
Stars: Claudette Colbert, Norman Foster, Ginger Rogers
Comedy | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Unscrupulous agent Rush makes singing waiter Clayton a big radio star while Peggy, who has lost her own radio show, helps Clayton.

Director: Ray Enright
Stars: Pat O'Brien, Dick Powell, Ginger Rogers
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
... Gerry Marsh
... Buster Collins
... Jessie King
... Tod Reese
Edit

Storyline

Gerry Marsh is a hat-check girl in a nightclub surrounded by bootleggers, blackmailers and others before she falls in love with millionaire playboy Buster Collins. Gerry is supported by her girlfriend Jessie.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

nightclub | new york city | See All (2) »

Taglines:

She had the low-down on the high-hats (Print ad) See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

8 October 1932 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Embassy Girl  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Early trade paper ads for this film announced that the stars were to be Peggy Shannon, John Boles, El Brendel, and Alexander Kirkland. Director was to be John Francis Dillon. The film ultimately was made without the participation of any of these people. See more »

Soundtracks

YOU'RE WORTH WHILE WAITING FOR
Lyrics by L. Wolfe Gilbert
Music by James F. Hanley
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
The Good Girl
4 September 2014 | by See all my reviews

Sally Eilers is a good girl making her way as a hat check girl in a posh Manhattan night club. When she and drunken millionaire Ben Lyons meet and eventually fall in love, the plot gets very complicated.

Visually this is a striking pre-code B movie. Director Sidney Lanfield is aided immeasurably by Glen MacWilliams' fast-moving camera and Paul Weatherwax' editing -- striking and inventive in the current style. However, there is far too much story and the leads speak their snappy dialogue as if they are reciting tired catchphrases and being judged on their accuracy. Monroe Owsley has a great role as the editor/publisher of a gossip magazine with a sideline in blackmail, but there's far too much going on. Characters and subplots appear and disappear in order to speed things along.

It's still very watchable. The scenes of drunken revelry look like people are smashed. However, there isn't enough talent on top of this production to make it memorable.

May 4, 2018: I see a question as to where I saw this film. It was at New York's Museum of Modern Art.


0 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 2 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed