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The Devil and Miss Jones ()


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A tycoon goes undercover to ferret out agitators at a department store, but gets involved in their lives instead.

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Mary Jones
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Joe O'Brien
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John P. Merrick
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Hooper
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Elizabeth Ellis
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George (as S.Z. Sakall)
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First Detective
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Mr. Allison
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Harrison
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Oliver
Charles Waldron ...
Needles
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Withers
Edward McNamara ...
Police Sergeant
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Tom Higgins
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Customer
Charles Irwin ...
Second Detective
Matt McHugh ...
Sam
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Dorothy
Ilene Brewer ...
Sally - Little Girl
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1st Policeman
Pat Moriarity ...
2nd Policeman (as Pat Moriarty)
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Mr. Felspar (uncredited)
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Undetermined Role (uncredited)
Carol Dietrich ...
Blonde (uncredited)
Minta Durfee ...
Customer (uncredited)
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Attendant at Jim's Bath House (uncredited)
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Second Shopper (uncredited)
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Mark - Policeman with Pickpocket (uncredited)
Jack Gargan ...
Man at Coney Island (uncredited)
Edna Hall ...
Fat Shopper (uncredited)
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Shopper at Neeley's (uncredited)
Mike Lally ...
Luggage Clerk (uncredited)
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Attendant at Third Bath House (uncredited)
Tom Miscari ...
Undetermined Role (uncredited)
Garry Owen ...
Drug Store Clerk (uncredited)
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Attendant at First Bath House (uncredited)
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China Department Clerk (uncredited)
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Man on Rooftop (uncredited)
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Pickpocket at Precinct House (uncredited)
Amzie Strickland ...
Shopper at Neeley's (uncredited)
Walter Tetley ...
Stock Boy (uncredited)
Lucio Villegas ...
Store Employee Picket (uncredited)

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Sam Wood

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Norman Krasna ... (written by)

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Frank Ross ... producer
Norman Krasna ... associate producer (uncredited)

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Harry Stradling Sr. ... (photographed by) (as Harry Stradling)

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Sherman Todd

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William Cameron Menzies

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Van Nest Polglase

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Mel Berns ... makeup artist (uncredited)

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W. Argyle Nelson ... assistant director (as Argyle Nelson)

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Albert S. D'Agostino ... associate art director (as Albert D'Agostino)

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John L. Cass ... recordist

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Vernon L. Walker ... special effects

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Frances Kellogg ... stunt double (uncredited)

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Irene ... clothes: Miss Arthur

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Roy Webb ... musical director

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Norman Krasna ... presenter
Frank Ross ... presenter
Whitney Bolton ... unit publicity writer (uncredited)
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Plot Summary

Department store owner J.P. Merrick finds that several of his employees are unionizing to get more money and better working conditions. In order to find out who the organizers are, he gets a job at the store as a shoe salesman. Not realizing his true identity, he's befriended by Mary Jones and Joe O'Brien, the two ringleaders, and Elizabeth Ellis, a charming older woman with whom he develops a romance. Written by Daniel Bubbeo

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Also Known As
  • Le diable s'en mêle (France)
  • Mary und der Millionär (Germany)
  • El diablo burlado (Spain)
  • Den duivel en Miss Jones (Belgium, Flemish title)
  • Hemliga Higgins (Sweden)
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  • 92 min
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Trivia Jean Arthur planned to remake the picture with her as the devil and the title "The Devil and Mr. Jones," but that project never materialized. See more »
Goofs During the beach scene, the people in the background change completely from shot to shot. However, the crowd in the opening shot of the beach scene is the same as the one in the final shot. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Episode #1.12 (2011). See more »
Soundtracks The Blue Danube Waltz, Opus 314 See more »
Crazy Credits Jean Arthur's head is shown wearing a halo with a clouded sky behind her (Heaven-like), she then turns to her right and blows. The scene changes to one of Charles Coburn's head shown with a dark shadow and flames behind him (Hellish), he looks to his left and grimaces. See more »
Quotes First Policeman: When they start recitin' the Constitution, watch out!
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