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Employees' Entrance (1933)

TV-PG | | Drama, Romance | 11 February 1933 (USA)
A working girl is menaced by her tyrannical employer.

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Complete credited cast:
... Kurt Anderson
... Madeline Walters
... Martin West
... Polly Dale
... Monroe
... Denton Ross
... Mrs. Hickox
... Miss Hall
... Garfinkle
... Higgins
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... The Editor (scenes deleted)
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Kurt Anderson is the tyrannical manager of a New York department store in financial straits. He thinks nothing of firing an employee of more than 20 years or of toying with the affections of every woman he meets. One such victim is Madeline, a beautiful young woman in need of a job. Anderson hires her as a salesgirl, but not before the two spend the night together. Madeline is ashamed, especially after she falls for Martin West, a rising young star at the store. Her biggest fear is that Martin finds out the truth about her "career move." Written by <dbubbeo@cmp.com>

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Drama | Romance

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11 February 1933 (USA)  »

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Guerra bianca  »

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$188,000 (estimated)
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1.37 : 1
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Last film for silent picture star Albert Gran, who died in an auto accident after the film was finished, but before it was released. Ironically, in the final sequence of the film, we see him and Warren William racing through the streets of Manhattan in a taxicab to a Board of Directors meeting, but, in this case, they arrive safely, and without incident. See more »

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Hale Hamilton's character Monroe is said to be a descendant of James Monroe and Benjamin Franklin. James Monroe had no sons, just two daughters. Descendants if any would not be named Monroe. See more »

Quotes

Elevator Operator: Second floor. Lingerie. Pajamas. Millinery. Women and children's shoes. Corsets. Brassieres. Girdles. Abdominal bands. Air mattresses. Bicycle tires. Army cots. Canoe paint. Shoes stretchers. And Boy Scout outfits.
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Soundtracks

The Wedding March
(1842) (uncredited)
From "A Midsummer Night's Dream"
Music by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
Played after a wedding
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Hugely entertaining. Enjoyable throughout. Highly recommended.
19 February 2004 | by See all my reviews

This has to be one of the best B movies. Don't miss it. While it is no Citizen Kane, I found it to be a flawless 1 hour, 14 minute joy -- great satire, comedy, social and economic commentary and a fast-paced, well written, interwoven and witty screenplay . There is not a dull or wasted moment in the movie. It moves along and builds as it goes. All the loose ends are tied together and resolved in the exciting conclusion as Warren William juggles a frantic attempt to get a last minute voting proxy, a number of romances, some personnel changes and alliances and even some gunplay. Wow! And there is a huge number of situations and strategy about department store management and sales promotions. It is also an unusual movie in that it is gloriously politically INcorrect: the "bad guy" triumphs for a change. It is quite risque; a good example of a pre-code movie. Warren William gives an "over the top" bravura performance. Albert Gran and Alice White shine. Wallace Ford and Loretta Young do fine.

I see that most users gave it an 8 out of 10. I gave it a 9.


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