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Dames (1934)

A multimillionaire decides to boycott "filthy" forms of entertainment such as Broadway shows.

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Delmer Daves (screen play), Robert Lord (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Joan Blondell ... Mabel
Dick Powell ... Jimmy
Ruby Keeler ... Barbara
Zasu Pitts ... Mathilda
Guy Kibbee ... Horace
Hugh Herbert ... Ezra
Arthur Vinton ... Bulger - Ounce's Bodyguard
Phil Regan ... Johnny Harris - Songwriter
Arthur Aylesworth ... Train Conductor
Johnny Arthur ... Billings - Ounce's Secretary
Leila Bennett ... Laura - Matilda's Maid
Berton Churchill ... Harold Ellsworthy Todd
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bess Flowers ... (scenes deleted)
Richard Quine ... (unconfirmed)
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Storyline

Multi-millionaire Ezra Ounce wants to start a campaign against 'filthy' forms of entertainment, like Broadway-Shows. He comes to his relatives families and makes them members of his morale-boosting campaign. But Jimmy, another relative is producing a show, starring Ezra's niece Barbara. But he had bad luck with his backer, this person has given him an invalid check. Another of his victims, the show-girl Mabel has the idea of blackmailing Horace, Barbara's father, whom she has met before in a slightly compromising situation to get the money. Written by Stephan Eichenberg <eichenbe@fak-cbg.tu-muenchen.de>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 September 1934 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Abbasso le donne See more »

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Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The $10-million inheritance would equal nearly $180 million in 2016. See more »

Goofs

While Joan Blondell is singing "The Girl at the Ironing Board", a stage hand is seen in the background hanging a clothesline. See more »

Quotes

Mabel: I've got seventeen cents, and the clothes on my back as I stand before you.
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Connections

Referenced in Studio Highlights (1934) See more »

Soundtracks

Le cygne (The Swan)
(1886) (uncredited)
From "Carnival of the Animals"
Music by Camille Saint-Saëns
Played briefly during "The Girl at the Ironing Board" sequence
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very fine
11 March 2006 | by j_del_olmoSee all my reviews

I like I have only eyes for you and I remember quite well Dick Powell singing this song. To day when I listen Frank Sinatra singing this melody I see in my mind Dick Powell singing it. All the films of Busby Berkeley I saw were very good, in those times there was no dubbing a we enjoy very much with the original American versions of the films, Notwhithstanding my short age, I was working in the broadcast station of Barcelona, People of Warner Bros brought us ogiginal records of music of the Warner, Movies among them was a trailer with yhe song I have only eyes for you, then I was able to play the record as many times as I wanted, enjoying very much with the song.


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