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She Married Her Boss (1935)

Approved | | Comedy, Romance | 19 September 1935 (USA)
A super-efficient secretary at a department store falls for and marries her boss, but finds out that taking care of him at home (and especially his spoiled-brat daughter) is a lot different from taking care of him at work.

Director:

Gregory La Cava

Writers:

Sidney Buchman (screenplay), Thyra Samter Winslow (story)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Claudette Colbert ... Julia Scott
Melvyn Douglas ... Richard Barclay
Michael Bartlett ... Leonard 'Lennie' Rogers
Raymond Walburn ... Franklin
Jean Dixon ... Martha Pryor
Katharine Alexander ... Gertrude Barclay
Edith Fellows ... Annabel Barclay
Clara Kimball Young ... Parsons
Grace Hayle ... Agnes Mayo (as Grace Hale)
Charles Arnt ... Victor Jessup
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Harrison Greene Harrison Greene ... Fat Shopper
Dave O'Brien ... Shopper
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Storyline

A super-efficient secretary at a department store falls for and marries her boss, but finds out that taking care of him at home (and especially his spoiled-brat daughter) is a lot different from taking care of him at work.

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Claudette Colbert at her loveliest...in an incredibly funny comedy of a business adventure that became a romance for life. See more »

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Comedy | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 September 1935 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

She Wanted Her Boss See more »

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Production Co:

Columbia Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Prints now carry the modernized Columbia logo and 1938 re-release opening and closing credits. See more »

Quotes

Julia Scott: This is Grandma Scott. She knitted the Dred Scott decision on a piece of old burlap.
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Soundtracks

Home Sweet Home
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Music by H.R. Bishop
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Dated comedy: "Marriage is a woman's real career."...
13 August 2011 | by DoylenfSee all my reviews

Terribly uneven mix of comedy and romantic drama, the script of SHE MARRIED HER BOSS is unworthy of the talents assembled to interpret it. The always reliable Claudette Colbert has to contend with lines like: "Marriage is a woman's real career," as a woman secretly in love with her boss for six years. MELVYN DOUGLAS is the boss, but his part his so poorly written that you have to wonder what Colbert ever sees in him. Nevertheless, he plays it with a flair for this sort of inane comedy.

JEAN DIXON as Colbert's friend and KATHERINE Alexander as Douglas' snooty sister are just cardboard cutouts. And poor EDITH FELLOWS has to play the most insufferable brat since Bonita Granville's turn in THE CHILDREN'S HOUR.

There are various lapses of taste throughout (from today's viewpoint), and the costumes are really the most unflattering female designs ever worn by Colbert in any of her early films. You have to yearn for the Colbert of the '40s (so smartly sophisticated) because she looks downright dowdy in most of her odd wardrobe choices. As I say above, dated in more ways than one.

Not recommended.


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