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Flirtation (1934)

Approved | | Drama, Music, Romance | 9 November 1934 (USA)
A precode romantic melodrama about a burlesque dancer and a country boy who must pretend to be married.


Leo Birinsky (as Leo Birinski)


Wells Root (screenplay), Leo Birinsky (original story)


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Complete credited cast:
Jeanette Loff ... Nancy Poole
Ben Alexander ... Dudley
Arthur Tracy Arthur Tracy ... The Street Singer
Emma Dunn ... Mrs. Poole
Franklin Pangborn ... Veterinarian
Helen MacKellar ... Mrs. Smith
Cissy Fitzgerald ... Mrs. Nerps
William Pawley ... Gangster
Corky Corky ... Dudley's Dog


A precode romantic melodrama about a burlesque dancer and a country boy who must pretend to be married.

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Drama | Music | Romance


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Release Date:

9 November 1934 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mating Time See more »

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA High Fidelity System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


The King Was Doing the Rhumba
Written by Jay Chernis
Interpreted by Arthur Tracy
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It's not really a Pre-Code film
6 January 2016 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

I noticed that on both YouTube and IMDb that "Flirtation" is described as a Pre-code film. Well, technically it is not, as the new Production Code came into effect in July of 1934...and this film came out in November, 1934. So, you can rest assured that it is not as sexy or risqué as some of the more infamous Pre-code films.

As for the story, it's a rambling tale of a rube who comes to the big city with his doggy. Both find love. In between, there is a lot of singing and adventures...none of which I found particularly noteworthy one way or the other. In some ways, the dog part of the story reminded me of "Lady and the Tramp". But apart from this, it never really caught my interest.

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