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Blind Date (1934)

Passed | | Comedy, Romance | 20 July 1934 (USA)
A young woman is torn between a wealthy suitor who wants her body and the honest young man who wants what's best for her.

Director:

Roy William Neill

Writers:

Ethel Hill (screen play), Vida Hurst (based on the story by)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Ann Sothern ... Kitty
Neil Hamilton ... Bob
Paul Kelly ... Bill Lowery
Jane Darwell ... Ma Taylor
Spencer Charters ... Pa Taylor
Joan Gale Joan Gale ... Flora
Mickey Rooney ... Freddie
Geneva Mitchell ... Dot
Henry Kolker ... J.W. Hartwell, Sr.
Tyler Brooke Tyler Brooke ... Emory
Billie Seward ... Barbara Hartwell
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Storyline

A class vs class tale of a model at a department store that supports her family who's torn between two rival beaus, a local garage mechanic she's known for years, and the wealthy son of the store's owner. Various hardships like losing her job, the rich boy's extended separation, and and accident at the garage pressure her to make a decision between them. Written by WesternOne

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They gambled with romance and won each other! (original ad) See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 July 1934 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Her Sacrifice See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Columbia Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This film's earliest documented USA telecast took place in Scranton PA Tuesday 3 April 1956 on WARM (Channel 16); after meandering around the country to various other stations, it eventually made it to San Francisco Monday 15 October 1956 on KRON (Channel 4), to Los Angeles Monday 22 October 1956 on KTTV (Channel 11), and finally to New York City Tuesday 18 December 1956 on WCBS (Channel 2). See more »

Quotes

Hartwell, Sr.: [grumpily] Take a letter to Mrs. Hartwell. 'Madam: Your son is heading for another jam with one of my models. Suggest getting the baboon to Newport, if your bridge and golf can spare you. I can't manage a business and play wet-nurse to an idiot.' That's all.
[thinking]
Hartwell, Sr.: Add a postscript. 'I will not send a check to your empty-headed daughter.' Read that back.
Private secretary: [reading from pad] 'Dear wife: I fear Bob is getting involved with a pretty girl at the store. Knowing your tact and diplomacy, I suggest you...
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Soundtracks

I Thought I Wanted You
(uncredited)
Music by Archie Gottler
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Bland Date Movie
30 May 2007 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

A mild but decent low-class soaper, well directed by under-rated B director Roy William Neill -- best remembered, these days, for the Sherlock Holmes series starring Rathbone and Bruce that he directed a decade later. There is a spiffy cast in this piece and they give good performances.

It is interesting to compare this Columbia Picture with its Pre-Code contemporaries from the majors and contrast its constant moral tone with the sexier stuff produced by, say, Lubitsch at Paramount. Part of the reason, doubtless, is that a minor studio like Columbia didn't have leverage against the increasingly powerful Production Code that would swamp the sex comedy even at the Majors by the end of the year. But the most of it, I don't doubt, is that the Majors had an eye on the big cities and European markets, while Columbia still was concentrating on the smaller US cities and rural markets.


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