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After Office Hours (1935)

Approved | | Comedy, Crime, Drama | 22 February 1935 (USA)
Hard-hitting news editor Jim Branch falls for high-society type Sharon Norwood but can't get to first base as he continually makes use of her knowledge of the rich and famous to try to ... See full summary »


Robert Z. Leonard


Laurence Stallings (from a story by), Dale Van Every (from a story by) | 1 more credit »


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Complete credited cast:
Constance Bennett ... Sharon Norwood
Clark Gable ... James 'Jim' Branch
Stuart Erwin ... Hank Parr
Billie Burke ... Mrs. Norwood
Harvey Stephens ... Tommy Bannister
Katharine Alexander ... Julia Patterson
Hale Hamilton ... Henry King Patterson
Henry Travers ... Cap
Henry Armetta ... Italian Diner Owner
Charles Richman ... Jordan
Herbert Bunston ... Barlow - Norwood's Butler


Hard-hitting news editor Jim Branch falls for high-society type Sharon Norwood but can't get to first base as he continually makes use of her knowledge of the rich and famous to try to solve the murder of one of her socialite acquaintences. Written by Doug Sederberg <vornoff@sonic.net>

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BEAUTY AND THE BOSS AND BUSINESS WAS PLEASURE! (original print ad - all caps)


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Release Date:

22 February 1935 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Adam Started It See more »


Box Office


$366,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


The car Sharon drives is a 1926 Dusenberg Model A with custom coachwork by Bud Lyons of Hollywood in 1934. As of 2013 the car had been restored and was for sale with an asking price of $695,000. See more »


When Jim slams the door to his office while expressing his love for Sharon to Hank, the glass in the door had already been cracked (or scored) to break and fall out beforehand. See more »


Sharon Norwood: [while driving] I'd like to see that ticket to Kansas City.
James 'Jim' Branch: Huh?
Sharon Norwood: The ticket to Kansas City, you know, the one you didn't show my mother.
James 'Jim' Branch: So, you want to see my ticket to Kansas City, huh?
Sharon Norwood: You catch on.
James 'Jim' Branch: Ha ha! And just why do you want to my ticket to Kansas City?
Sharon Norwood: Because I don't think you've got one.
James 'Jim' Branch: So, you don't think I've got one. Well, suppose I showed it to you, then what would you think?
Sharon Norwood: I'd think you had a ticket to Kansas City.
James 'Jim' Branch: Heh Heh Heh. You know, I.. I know exactly what you're ...
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References The Cat and the Fiddle (1934) See more »


Don't Blame Me
Written by Dorothy Fields and Jimmy McHugh
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Cute, but not what I expected.
2 September 2000 | by spirit11See all my reviews

I was surprised when what I thought was a lighthearted comedy turned into a murder mystery. This seemed to be the film's biggest flaw -- neck-wrenching changes in the action and feel of the show. Is it a romantic comedy, a dark mystery, a brooding social commentary on the upper-crust of society, or what? It didn't know, and neither does the viewer. One thing I did enjoy was finding "other" stars in the movie -- Billie Burke (The Good Witch from "Wizard of Oz") as Mrs. Norwood and William Demarest (Uncle Charlie from 60's/70's TV Show "My Three Sons") as a police detective. I think the film could have used a bit of editing for flow, otherwise it was a nice diversion. Just slightly above average, but I'm glad I saw it.

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