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Big Business Girl (1931)

Not Rated | | Romance | 12 June 1931 (USA)
Thanks to her ability and her legs, Claire McIntyre rises in the business world.

Director:

William A. Seiter

Writers:

Patricia Reilly (story), H.N. Swanson (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Loretta Young ... Claire 'Mac' McIntyre
Frank Albertson ... Johnny Saunders
Ricardo Cortez ... Robert J. Clayton
Joan Blondell ... Pearl
Frank Darien Frank Darien ... Luke C. Winters (as Frank Darion)
Dorothy Christy ... Mrs. Emery
Oscar Apfel ... Walter T. Morley
Judith Barrett ... Sarah Ellen (as Nancy Dover)
Mickey Bennett ... Joe
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Storyline

College graduate Claire McIntyre plans to conquer the business world, while her dropout boyfriend Johnny takes his swing band to Paris. Eventually, Claire catches the eye (in more ways than one) of ad executive Robert Clayton. Between her ability and her legs, she soon rises in the hierarchy. But the unexpected return of Johnny brings on an era of romantic misunderstandings. Will Clayton on one side and an obliging blonde on the other succeed in parting Claire and Johnny? Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 June 1931 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Amor mio tradiscimi! See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Goofs

Shadow of boom microphone moving vertically up the curtained doors behind Johnny and Mrs. Emery at the club after she mentions having a cabin in the Adironacks. See more »

Quotes

Claire 'Mac' McIntyre: Honestly, Johnny, you're only good for two things: making music and making love.
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Connections

Featured in Complicated Women (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

Lady, Play Your Mandolin
(uncredited)
Music by Oscar Levant
Played when Mrs. Emery stops by the table
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Not a bit bad, and not all that special, either...
4 June 2014 | by secondtakeSee all my reviews

Loosies (2012)

A modest film with a small odd and almost quaint hook to it: a young pickpocket has gotten a girl he barely knows pregnant. It's set in the present in New York City, and we gradually learn the thief isn't such a bad guy, but was trapped by circumstances. The girl it turns out is not so bad either, and the two have a troubled but growing friendship as the man figures out his life.

The one bigger twist is a bit exaggerated and then weirdly undeveloped—one of the thief's scores is a cop sleeping on the subway. And so this main character is now wanted very much by the police, more than ever. As his life seems to crumbling around him there is the promise of change. His mother moves in with a boyfriend. His pimp (forcing him into crime) is greedy for diamonds. And the girl is wondering what is going on with her own life and love, and what this man might offer her beyond money for an abortion.

It's all very enjoyable, actually, and not so low budget that it hurts. There are some gaffes in the plot, mainly with the cops, but in all it hangs together. Most of all there is the teetering relationship between the young man and woman, and both actors are sweetly believable. In the end, this is a romance, a matter of boy meets girl. And what ensues.

Clearly not an inventive, masterful, or even quite memorable film. But I liked the main characters enough I was taken up by it all, and you might be, too.


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