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Biography of a Bachelor Girl (1935)

Approved | | Comedy, Romance | 4 January 1935 (USA)
Everyweek Newsmagazine editor Richard Kurt pursues psuedo-portait artist Marion Forsythe on her arrival from Europe after painting (and possibly being involved with) notables all over the ... See full summary »

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Edward H. Griffith

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S.N. Behrman (play), Horace Jackson (additional dialogue) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Ann Harding ... Marion Forsythe
Robert Montgomery ... Richard 'Dickie' Kurt
Edward Everett Horton ... Leander 'Bunny' Nolan
Edward Arnold ... Mr. 'Feydie' Feydak
Una Merkel ... Slade Kinnicott
Charles Richman ... Mr. Orrin Kinnicott
Greta Meyer ... Minnie, Marion's Maid
Willard Robertson ... Grigsby, the Process Server
Donald Meek ... Mr. Irish, Moose Village General Store
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Storyline

Everyweek Newsmagazine editor Richard Kurt pursues psuedo-portait artist Marion Forsythe on her arrival from Europe after painting (and possibly being involved with) notables all over the continent. He convinces her to write her biography as a feature for his magazine. An old "beau" of hers also looks her up in New York; he is running for U.S. Senator from their home state, and is engaged to an influential publisher's daughter. He is fearful that Marion's tales could embarass him, so he tries to persuade her and Kurt to abandon the idea. Written by Ron Kerrigan <mvg@whidbey.com>

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Comedy | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 January 1935 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Biography of a Bachelor See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Marion Davies and Jean Harlow were both considered for the female lead. See more »

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Richard 'Dickie' Kurt: Would you mind having your jitters after I leave?
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Ann the notorious
21 August 2017 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

Ann Harding is about to have ghost written her Biography Of A Bachelor Girl. She's a portrait painter, but in a part years before such a thing was an occurrence she's more of a professional celebrity. She paints famous and near famous people's portraits and gets involved with them. She's even got a ghostwriter, the iconoclastic Robert Montgomery who hates even the very idea of her.

One person who is very concerned is Edward Everett Horton who knew her back when and he doesn't want Ann writing about him. He's marrying Una Merkel and her father Charles Richman is Horton's chief backer in the Red state he would be representing.

Montgomery may quit the project anyway because he's getting angrier and angrier about someone he's developing feelings for.

Biography Of A Bachelor Girl is something a decade later Spencer Tracy and Katherine Hepburn might have done. Surely it would be better know if they had. But that's not taking anything away from Montgomery and Harding.

In the supporting cast you'll like Edward Arnold who is a foreign born composer of uncertain nationality. Arnold he's kind of fallen for Harding himself, but he has a sort of bemused tolerance for all that's going on around him. Charles Richman is one tyrannical tyrant, thinking he has the right to tell everyone else how to live. He gets a lot of rebellion in his close circle for his trouble.

Montgomery and Harding are surely not as well known to today's audience. But Biography Of A Bachelor Girl should be better known. This one's a sleeper and a keeper.


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