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Smartest Girl in Town (1936)

Approved | | Comedy | 27 November 1936 (USA)
Modeling furs has given our heroine Cookie a taste for them, so she's determined to marry a rich man. Scheduled to meet a male model aboard a yacht, she meets the yacht's rich owner Dick ... See full summary »

Director:

Joseph Santley

Writers:

Viola Brothers Shore (screen play), Muriel Scheck (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Gene Raymond ... Richard Stuyvesant Smith
Ann Sothern ... Frances Cooke
Helen Broderick ... Mrs. Gwen Mayen
Eric Blore ... Lucius Philbean - Dick's Valet
Erik Rhodes ... Baron Enrico Torene
Harry Jans Harry Jans ... Terry - Gwen's Husband
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Storyline

Modeling furs has given our heroine Cookie a taste for them, so she's determined to marry a rich man. Scheduled to meet a male model aboard a yacht, she meets the yacht's rich owner Dick Smith instead; he welcomes the confusion of identity and sets out to win her by force of personality alone. It's an uphill battle. Lots of wry repartee. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Comedy

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 November 1936 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Million Dollar Profile See more »

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Production Co:

RKO Radio Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Victor System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Goofs

When Frances calls Richard into the bathroom to treat his hair, she pulls the stool out from underneath the sink twice. See more »

Quotes

Lucius Philbean - Dick's Valet: How much emolument are you in the habit of receiving?
Gwen: Well, she doesn't stand for much of it!
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Soundtracks

Will You?
(1936)
Written by Gene Raymond
Played during the opening credits and as background music often
Played on a ukulele and sung by Gene Raymond (uncredited)
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Jeeze, RKO really was a factory, wasn't it?
16 July 2001 | by zetesSee all my reviews

This film is nearly identical to one of those Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers movies, except minus music, in place of Astaire is Gene Raymond and in place of Ginger Rogers is Ann Sothern. The supporting characters are taken right from Top Hat or Swing Time. Helen Brodericik, Eric Blore, and Erik Rhodes are all in top form in identical roles from the Astaire/Rogers movies. This particular film is pretty funny, though, mainly because of Eric Blore's power trip when Gene Raymond, his boss, has him pretend to be HIS boss. Blore, always the servant, is hilarious as the pretend-boss. Also, the climactic scene is so bad it's funny. Raymond pretends he's about to commit suicide so that Sothern will prove her love for him. Odd, but charming all the same. 7/10.


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