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She Loves Me Not (1934)

Passed | | Adventure, Comedy, Crime | 31 August 1934 (USA)
A cabaret dancer witnesses a murder and is forced to hide from gangsters by disguising herself as a male Princeton student.


Elliott Nugent


Edward Hope (based on novel by), Howard Lindsay (based on play by) | 1 more credit »
Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win. See more awards »




Complete credited cast:
Bing Crosby ... Paul Lawton
Miriam Hopkins ... Curly Flagg
Kitty Carlisle ... Midge Mercer
Edward J. Nugent ... Buzz Jones (as Edward Nugent)
Henry Stephenson ... Dean Mercer
Warren Hymer ... Mugg Schnitzel
Lynne Overman ... Gus McNeal
Judith Allen ... Frances Arbuthnot
George Barbier ... J. Thorval Jones
Henry Kolker ... Charles M. Lawton
Maude Turner Gordon ... Mrs. Arbuthnot
Ralf Harolde ... J. B. Marshall
Matt McHugh Matt McHugh ... Andy - the Photographer
Franklyn Ardell ... Joe Arkle
Vince Barnett ... Baldy Schultz


Curly Flagg, Philadelphia nightclub dancer, witnesses a murder and runs away to avoid being held as material witness. Landing in Princeton, she hides out in a college dorm, decked out in men's clothes and haircut by students Paul and Buzz. Soon, converging on Princeton are: 1) publicity men for Buzz's dad's movie studio; 2) Paul's irate fiancée Frances; 3) killer Mugg, who wants to rub out Curly. By the time they arrive yet another girl is after Paul: Midge, the dean's daughter. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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BING'S KNEE-DEEP IN DAISIES...and head over heels...in dutch! (Print Ad- Greensburg Daily Tribune, ((Greensburg, Penna.)) 14 September 1934) See more »


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Mae West and George Raft are mentioned in the film's dialogue. See more »


Curly Flagg: Can I play the part? What's it like?
Gus McNeal: Well, you're dancing in a nightclub. A gangster comes after you. Somebody like, er, George Raft.
Curly Flagg: Swell!
Gus McNeal: He tries to make love to you but you fight him off.
Curly Flagg: Comedy, huh?
Gus McNeal: Oh, no, no, no. This is serious. You are a pure, sweet girl.
Curly Flagg: Yeah?
Gus McNeal: Yeah. But some instinct tells you what he wants so you fight him off. He tears part of your clothes off. And you stand there before him half-clothed.
Curly Flagg: Swell!
Gus McNeal: Now then, your brother comes in just in time and shoots him. You run away so ...
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Referenced in Kid Millions (1934) See more »


Put a Little Rhythm in Every Little Thing You Do
Music by Harry Revel
Lyrics by Mack Gordon
Sung and danced by Miriam Hopkins
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Miriam Hopkins Is a Dynamo
28 April 2006 | by drednmSee all my reviews

Miriam Hopkins is the whole show here as a nightclub singer who witnesses a murder and gets out of town. She ends up in Princeton, NJ and is taken in by students, Bing Crosby and Edward Nugent. They cut her hair and pass her off as Crosby's nephew. Meanwhile Bing falls for the dean's daughter, Kitty Carlisle and they sing "Love in Bloom" and "Straight from the Heart." Lots of plot twists but the film runs out of steam before it's over, still it's fun.

From the hotcha number Hopkins sings and dances during the opening credits to the sequence where the movie studio head and crew descend on Princeton to put Hopkins in the movies, she proves herself a delightful comedienne.

Despite first billing, Crosby has little to do outside of his songs. Hopkins steals every scene she's in (not unusual) and is terrific in the singing and dancing numbers. Carlisle is solid in her second film and so is the underrated Nugent.

Henry Stephenson, Henry Kolker, George Barbier, Warrem Hymer, Lynne Overman, Judith Allen, Maude Turner Gordon, Vince Barnett co-star.

Basically remade in 1942 with Judy Canova and again in 1955 with Betty Grable.

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Release Date:

31 August 1934 (USA) See more »

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Paramount Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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