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Ever Since Eve (1937)

Approved | | Comedy, Romance | 15 July 1937 (USA)
Lecherous bosses make it difficult for an attractive secretary to keep jobs, so she decides to appear considerably more homely in hopes of holding onto work.

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Complete credited cast:
... Marge Winton
... Freddy Matthews
... 'Mabel' DeCraven
... Sadie Day
... Jake Edgall
... Abbie Belldon
... Al McCoy
... Camille Lansing
Frederick Clarke ... Alonzo (as Frederic Clarke)
... Hotel Manager
... Employment Clerk
... President of the Purity League
... Barton
... Lowell
... Henderson (as William Davidson)
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Marge is a capable secretary, but her bosses are more interested in her than her abilities. This causes her to be frequently unemployed. To get a job, she changes her look to make herself unattractive. This gets her work with a writer named Freddy, who has a deadline fast approaching for his new book. Unfortunately, Freddy takes every opportunity not to work on the book and even falls for Marge when he sees her as she really looks. But as the unattractive secretary, he barely notices her and she tries everything to get him to complete his book on time. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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22 million moviegoers are reading the nationally syndicated serialization every day for 21 days as part of the big Cosmopolitan backing for this joyous hit from WARNER BROS. See more »

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Comedy | Romance

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Desde os Tempos de Eva  »

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First film of Paul Stewart. See more »

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Referenced in Hollywood Out-takes and Rare Footage (1983) See more »

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Ever Since Eve
(1937) (uncredited)
Music by M.K. Jerome
Lyrics by Jack Scholl
Played during the opening and closing credits
Played by the band at the Equator Club and sung by an unidentified guitarist and chorus
Played as background music often
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Marion Davies Romp
13 November 2001 | by See all my reviews

Very underrated comedy stars Marion Davies (in her final film) as a woman who frumps herself up to land a secretarial job. Because the frump is efficient, the boss (Robert Montgomery) continues to chase women: a conniving shrew (Marcia Ralston) and a blonde beauty (Davies!) who he meets at a nightclub. Role-reversal comedy is fun from the start with Davies at her comic peak as the dour frump. She's not afraid to look really bad. Excellent supporting cast includes Patsy Kelly, Allen Jenkins, Frank McHugh, Louise Fazenda, and Mary Treen. Once again Davies proves she had acting talent (given the right roles) and that was was a total delight. Her best comedy performances stand up against those of Carole Lombard, Myrna Loy, Jean Arthur or Irene Dunne. Catch this one.


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