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Hotel for Women (1939)

Approved | | Drama | 4 August 1939 (USA)
A girl from Syracuse goes to New York to see her boyfriend, successful architect who no longer cares for her. Fellow residents at a women's hotel encourage her to become a top model. When boyfriend tries to come back to her he has rivals.

Director:

Gregory Ratoff

Writers:

Elsa Maxwell (story), Kathryn Scola (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ann Sothern ... Eileen Connelly
Linda Darnell ... Marcia Bromley
James Ellison ... Jeff Buchanan
Jean Rogers ... Nancy Prescott
Lynn Bari ... Barbara Hunter
June Gale ... Joan Mitchell
Joyce Compton ... Emeline Thomas
Elsa Maxwell ... Mrs. Tilford
John Halliday ... John Craig
Kay Aldridge ... Melinda Craig (as Katharine Aldridge)
Alan Dinehart ... Stephen Gates
Sidney Blackmer ... McNeil
Amanda Duff ... Receptionist
Ruth Terry ... Craig's Receptionist
Chick Chandler ... Ben Ritchie
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Storyline

A girl from Syracuse goes to New York to see her boyfriend, successful architect who no longer cares for her. Fellow residents at a women's hotel encourage her to become a top model. When boyfriend tries to come back to her he has rivals.

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Plot Keywords:

model | modeling | See All (2) »

Taglines:

A girl in every room -- and a man on every mind!

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 August 1939 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Elsa Maxwell's Hotel for Women See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

A nitrate print of this film survives in the UCLA Film and Television archives, and is not listed for Preservation. See more »

Connections

Followed by Girl in 313 (1940) See more »

Soundtracks

Whistle a Little Old Melody
Words and Music by Elsa Maxwell
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Stunning Debut
12 January 2014 | by pickfair14See all my reviews

If you are a fan, you need to see this film. Linda Darnell is the whole show here. Incredible as it seems, she was just 15 when she made her debut in this film. Playing a small town girl who arrives in the big city to reconnect with an old love, she soon is the toast of the town. Her poise and confidence are that of a seasoned actress. She is in almost every scene, so it's odd that the studio would trust a novice (apparently Loretta Young was the first choice) to carry the entire film. But she does. It's one of her best career performances. For some reason her name does not appear in the opening credits, but she is listed first in the closing credits. Well worth watching if you can find it.


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