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Beauty and the Boss (1932)

Passed | | Comedy, Romance | 9 April 1932 (USA)
An executive hires a mousy, plain woman as his secretary so she will not divert him from his work, but she still becomes determined to win his heart.

Director:

Roy Del Ruth

Writers:

Ladislas Fodor (play) (as Ladislaus Fodor), Joseph Jackson (adaptation)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Marian Marsh ... Susie Sachs
David Manners ... Baron Paul von Ullrich
Warren William ... Baron Josef von Ullrich
Charles Butterworth ... Ludwig Pfeffer Jr.
Frederick Kerr ... Count Von Tolheim
Mary Doran ... Olive 'Ollie' Frey
Robert Greig ... Chappel
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Storyline

The Baron is a banker, in Vienna, who works at at very fast pace. He appreciates beautiful women, but fires the beautiful Miss Frey as he considers her a diversion to work. Susie sneaks into his office to apply for the job as the Baron's secretary. Since she is plain looking, as poor as a 'Church Mouse' and very fast at dictation, she gets the job. She keeps all the women away from the Baron so that he can concentrate on his work. In Paris, Miss Frey tells Susie the secret to being 'A Woman', and the little Church Mouse becomes a Lion. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 April 1932 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Fröken kyrkråtta See more »

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Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The Baron's plane is a Fokker F-10A, registration NC394E, built by the Fokker Aircraft Corporation of America - the U.S. division of the Dutch company. First flown in 1927, only 65 were built. This particular aircraft later flew with Western Air Express (later Western Airlines) from 1933-35. See more »

Goofs

The Baron announces Susie's salary in kronen. However, Austria's currency was changed to shillings in 1925. See more »

Quotes

Susie Sachs: Baron, will you please accept my apology for the way I acted a little while ago?
Baron Josef von Ullrich: Yes, of course. Let's forget about it. I can't expect you to be entirely without temperament. After all, you're a woman.
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Connections

Version of The Church Mouse (1934) See more »

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Vienna
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Marian Marsh and Beauty and the Boss
18 October 2006 | by elton160See all my reviews

Beauty and the Boss was a delightful movie with some very subtle humor and frank interfacing between the competing beauties. The rapid dialog between the Count and his prospective secretary was a pleasure in wittiness and abstract humor. This movie promised a bright career.

Marian Marsh was a beautiful young lady, but what struck me was a resemblance to a later actress, Jane Powell when she was of that age. It was a shame the studios did not hold on to her for better roles but I guess it was the depression and they were interested in churning out low budget movies and constantly showing new faces. Ms. Marsh did show considerable talent, artistically before the cameras, at quite a young age. Considering her young age it seems the studios could have been more understanding when they did not pick up her contract while they were having disagreements over a bad performing movie.


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