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His Private Secretary (1933)

Approved | | Comedy, Romance | 10 June 1933 (USA)
Dick Wallace secretly marries a minister's grand-daughter but his father, who thinks she is a gold digger, is opposed. She takes a job with the company under her maiden name to prove she's okay.

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(as Philip H. Whitman)

Writers:

(story) (as Lew Collins), (adaptation) (as Jack Francis Natteford)
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Storyline

Dick Wallace is a free-wheeling playboy adverse to working in his workaholic father's office and resisting his advice about the evils of wine, women, and song. He accidentally meets, falls in love with, and elopes with Marion Hall, a respectable, attractive ministers's granddaughter he meets at a gas station but his father assumes she's a gold-digger. When she comes to the senior Wallace's office, he hires her as his secretary and continue to resist young Dick's request that he meet his new wife, a situation that results in some awkward and amusing complications. Written by duke1029

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Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

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10 June 1933 (USA)  »

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$9,600 (estimated)
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(Freeman Lang Recording System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Producer Sam Katzman only had $2500 of the film's $9600 budget available. The rest was deferred. Star John Wayne was paid only $150 per week. See more »

Goofs

When Dick and Marion first meet at the gas station she is by the rear left fender of his car, talking to the attendant on the other side, yet when Dick adjusts the rear view mirror we see Marion's full face instead of a left profile. Then Marion turns her back on the mirror, but when Dick adjusts it downward, we see the front of Marion's feet and legs instead of the back. Only when the camera backs off does Marion turn around and face Dick and the mirror. See more »

Quotes

Mr. Wallace: Now. listen, son, you've got to settle down. You've played long enough, making love like a romeo, drinkng like a fish...
Dick Wallace: Oh, no, no,no. Fish drink water, but he swims upstream.
Mr. Wallace: You've been driking and I'm tired of it1
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Featured in Icons of Comedy: 50 Movie Mega Pack (2016) See more »

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Rock of Ages
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Written by Augustus Montague Toplady
[Heard in church residence]
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standard and predictable but nicely done
27 July 2008 | by See all my reviews

Nice old movie tho it feels a bit short. My only complaint was not with the movie but the DVD I rented via Netflix. Westlake Enterainment's 2007 DVD shows little if any care was taken for improving the quality of movie during transfer to DVD. The transfer was horrible even considering the age of the film it should have been handled much better and cleaned up both visually and sonically. At times the faces seem almost like glaring white ghosts on screen. Scratches and obvious film damage abound as well.

John Wayne out of his boots and six gun was nice to see and he did well here playing the male romantic lead. Seems odd to see the Duke in a movie without gunfights and horse chases. If you want to see Wayne in a better romantic comedy tho I still suggest you watch "The Quiet Man" instead.


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