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Rafter Romance (1933)

Passed | | Comedy, Romance | 1 September 1933 (USA)
A man and a woman share an apartment on a shift basis, never seeing each other; she dislikes him until they actually meet.

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... Mary
... Jack
... Eckbaum
... Hubbell
... Elise
... Fritzie (as Guinn Williams)
... Julius
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A man and a woman share an apartment on a shift basis, never seeing each other; she dislikes him until they actually meet.

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Comedy | Romance

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1 September 1933 (USA)  »

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Adorada Inimiga  »

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(Turner library print)

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(RCA Victor System)

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1.37 : 1
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Ellen Corby, as one of the telephone solicitors, can be seen among those gathering around Robert Benchley when he announces the "banquet", and again at the picnic as one of a trio of prize winners. She's the dark haired one with her back to the camera. See more »

Goofs

When the bell rings indicating the day's end, all the girls immediately hang up their phones. This means they rudely hung up on a customer instead of completing the call. See more »

Quotes

Jack: Ah, in your icebox, Hubbell!
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Remade as Living on Love (1937) See more »

Soundtracks

Smiles
(1917) (uncredited)
Music by Lee S. Roberts
Lyrics by J. Will Callahan
Sung by a quartet at the picnic, with modified lyrics
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Funny, silly, sweet and great slice of life
6 December 2008 | by See all my reviews

Fun find! Two hip young people trying to make a go in NYC in 1933. After not paying their rents for 3 months the landlord moves them into the same attic apartment as their schedules are opposite. It's a great peek at urban life in 1933 with drunken work picnics, a lecherous boss, a high society cougar, a telemarketing office and two witty and sassily dressed 20 somethings trying to make it in the big apple. And it's shot in and around the city. As other reviewers have mentioned - the landlord is stereotypical Jew and there's a stereotypical Italian selling flowers on the street. Not so nice. But this is pretty typical in Hollywood, even now isn't it? The landlord is actually a very likable fellow. He's not one dimensional and you laugh at the crazy antics and his great acting - NOT because of anything "Jewish". And as mentioned - there's another really interesting moment when the landlord's teenage son is writing swastikas on the chalkboard near the phone. He gets a smack on the head for it and he exclaims "But it's good luck!" It is not "making a joke of Nazism" but is in fact pointing out the interesting dilemma for that time. Previous to the Nazis adopting the symbol it DID denote good luck and it was (and still is) a positive icon for many races and religions. This movie foreshadows the evilness the symbol would become, especially to Jewish families. And for an American film to be blatantly anti-Nazi so early means smart writer/director. I'm really glad I got to see this film after its 50 years of purgatory.


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