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A Lady's Profession (1933)

Passed | | Comedy | 3 March 1933 (USA)
An English nobleman (Ronald Young) and his sister (Sari Maritza) run a stateside speakeasy at a riding club.

Director:

Norman Z. McLeod (as Norman McLeod)

Writers:

Malcolm Stuart Boylan (screenplay), Walter DeLeon (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Alison Skipworth ... Beulah Bonnell
Roland Young ... Lord Reginald Withers
Sari Maritza ... Cecily Withers
Kent Taylor ... Dick Garfield
Roscoe Karns ... Tony
Warren Hymer ... Nutty Bolton
George Barbier ... James Garfield
DeWitt Jennings ... Mr. Stephens
Billy Bletcher ... Keyhole McKluskey
Dewey Robinson ... The Colonel
Edgar Norton ... Crotchett
Ethel Griffies ... Lady McDougal
Claudia Craddock Claudia Craddock ... Miss Snodgrass
James Burke ... Mulroy
Jackie Searl ... The Ship's Bad Boy
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An English nobleman (Ronald Young) and his sister (Sari Maritza) run a stateside speakeasy at a riding club.

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Madame Racketeer has a new racket now!! See more »

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Comedy

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One of over 700 Paramount Productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since. See more »

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America's Second Largest Industry
20 June 2019 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

Aristocratic Roland Young is broke, so he sails off to America to make a fortune. A few months later, he sends for his sister, Alison Skipworth, and daughter, Sari Maritza. When they arrive, they discover he's the proprietor of a failing speakeasy; with Repeal about to take place, bootlegger Dewey Robinson bemoans the fact that cut-throat politicians are about to destroy America's second largest industry and orders his cohort to cut prices and clear out inventories; they'll dispose of the Tommy-guns at their leisure.

It's a rollicking lot of nonsense under the direction of Norman McLeod, with Young at his vaguest, and George Barbier as the wealthy father of Kent Taylor, whom Miss Maritza keeps refusing, at his most bullfrog-like. With Roscoe Karns, Warren Hymer and Billy Bletcher as a bootlegger who whittles every wooden object into chains.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 March 1933 (USA) See more »

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Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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