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No More Ladies (1935)

Passed | | Comedy, Romance | 14 June 1935 (USA)
A society girl tries to reform her playboy husband by making him jealous.

Directors:

Edward H. Griffith, George Cukor (uncredited)

Writers:

Donald Ogden Stewart (screen play), Horace Jackson (screen play) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Joan Crawford ... Marcia
Robert Montgomery ... Sherry
Charles Ruggles ... Edgar (as Charlie Ruggles)
Franchot Tone ... Jim
Edna May Oliver ... Fanny
Gail Patrick ... Theresa
Reginald Denny ... Oliver
Vivienne Osborne ... Lady Diana Knowleton
Joan Fontaine ... Caroline (as Joan Burfield)
Arthur Treacher ... Lord Knowleton
David S. Horsley ... Duffy (as David Horsley)
Jean Chatburn ... Sally
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
E.J. Babille E.J. Babille ... Desk Clerk (as E.J. Babiel)
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Storyline

A society girl tries to reform her playboy husband by making him jealous.

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Taglines:

They haven't had enough, but they've had all they can stand! What they need is a rest, and they never get it! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 June 1935 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Adeus Mulheres See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$765,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$1,117,000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,623,000
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Production Co:

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

George Cukor took over as director when Edward H. Griffith fell ill, but refused an onscreen co-director credit. See more »

Quotes

Marcia Townsend Warren: [to prizefighter] First time I've ever seen you with your clothes on. I can't tell you how impressed I am.
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Featured in Joan Crawford: The Ultimate Movie Star (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

All I Do Is Dream Of You
(1934) (uncredited)
Music by Nacio Herb Brown
Lyrics by Arthur Freed
Played on banjo by Arthur Treacher and
Sung by Gail Patrick at the party
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The Pecking Order
22 October 2007 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

Though the careers of Robert Montgomery, Joan Crawford, and her husband at the time, Franchot Tone's respective careers were not hurt by films like No More Ladies, this was the kind of stuff all three of these players were looking to get out of.

There was a truism at MGM back in its heyday. For films where the men wear tuxedos you first get Robert Montgomery. If he turns it down get Franchot Tone. If it's bad enough for Tone to turn it down God help him, Robert Young is stuck with it. So knowing the pecking order and knowing the billing, you can guess who Crawford winds up with.

Robert Montgomery plays another of those irrepressible womanizing playboys who's sowed enough wild oats to qualify for a farm subsidy. He's decided to settle down with society girl Joan Crawford who has certain ideas about infidelity and how wrong it is. Montgomery behaves at first, but when he uses their perpetually inebriated friend Charlie Ruggles as an alibi that doesn't hold up, Crawford decides on some revenge with Franchot Tone.

No More Ladies is harmless enough and when Edna May Oliver as Joan's grandmother is on the screen, always entertaining. But it was the stuff that MGM was grinding out in its dream factory. It was a case of Montgomery and Tone look great in tuxedos so cast them as urban playboys.

Well, both of them did look great, Louis B. Mayer wasn't wrong about that.


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