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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 »

Genres:

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 »

Company Credits

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

The beginning theme music is the same as the 1934 movie It Happened One Night. See more »

Quotes

Julia Scott: I'm sort of a stranger here myself.
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Soundtracks

Love Me Forever
(uncredited)
Written by Victor Schertzinger and Gus Kahn
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Claudette Colbert Shines in this Columbia Classic
9 October 2003 | by KalamanSee all my reviews

"She Married Her Boss" is a forgotten but alluring Columbia classic, directed by Gregory La Cava, a modest auteur with a flair for upbeat improvisation and delicate touch. La Cava's unassuming touch is less fully evident in this small heartwarming romantic comedy than the director's superior pictures like "Stage Door", "My Man Godfrey", and "Primrose Path".

But "She Married Her Boss" features highly resourceful Claudette Colbert as the competent department store secretary Julia that falls for her boss Richard Barclay (Melvyn Douglas); it also has an unintentionally funny, almost surreal moment involving a department store window and mannequins. As it turns out the film is all Colbert's -- and another reminder what a lovely, divine comedienne Ms. Colbert was. The supporting cast, all wonderful, includes

"She Married Her Boss" is the sort of cuddly classic that works best if you watch it with someone you love or care about.


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