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Traveling Saleslady (1935)

Approved | | Comedy, Romance | 28 March 1935 (USA)
Angela Twitchell is the daughter of a tooth-paste manufacturer, Rufus K. Twitchell, who has monopolized the business for many years that he has grown conservative, and his rivals have begin... See full summary »

Director:

Ray Enright

Writers:

F. Hugh Herbert (screen play), Manuel Seff (screen play) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Joan Blondell ... Angela Twitchell
Glenda Farrell ... Claudette
William Gargan ... Pat O'Connor
Hugh Herbert ... Elmer
Grant Mitchell ... Rufus Twitchell
Al Shean ... Schmidt
Ruth Donnelly ... Mrs. Twitchell
Johnny Arthur ... Melton
Bert Roach ... Harry
Joseph Crehan ... Murdock
Mary Treen ... Miss Wells
James Donlan James Donlan ... Andy McNeill
Bill Elliott ... Freddie (as Gordon Elliott)
Carroll Nye ... Burroughs
Harry Holman ... Pat O'Connor's Uncle
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Storyline

Angela Twitchell is the daughter of a tooth-paste manufacturer, Rufus K. Twitchell, who has monopolized the business for many years that he has grown conservative, and his rivals have begin to cut into his sales. Angela wants to enter the business but he thinks women have no place in a man's world. Inventor, Elmer Niles, tries to interest Mr. Twitchell in his line of toothpaste with various cocktail flavors, but is shown the door. Angela sees the possibilities in the idea; while retaining ownership she licenses it to one of her father's business rivals under the stipulation she will go on the road for a year and sell the product. She steals her father's customers right out from under the nose of her father's best salesman, Pat O,Connor, whom she falls in love with. It's whoopee at night and all-business during the day. Claudette Ruggles, a drug-store owner, also has designs on O'Connor. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Have You Heard the One About THE TRAVELING SALESLADY! (original poster) See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

Approved
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 March 1935 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Mulher Triunfa See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The American Airlines biplane Angela boards for Chicago is a Curtis T-32 Condor II, registration NC12390, a 12-passenger "luxury night sleeper" aircraft. Named "Condor 154", this plane also appears prominently in the Shirley Temple film Bright Eyes (1934). It was painted dark blue with orange trim. See more »

Goofs

At about 38 and a half minutes into the movie, while Angela Twitchell and her mother are talking in the bedroom, her father's shadow can be seen standing outside the door for more than 15 seconds before he actually enters the room. This means that he should have heard their discussion, thus learning that his daughter is the saleswoman for the competition. See more »

Quotes

Pat O'Connor: I've seen 'em come and I've seen 'em go. So, gather the rose buds while you may. I'll still be selling Twitchell's when the buyers have forgotten whether Schmidt's made toothpaste or sausage casings.
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Yo Ho Yo Ho
(uncredited)
Written by Benee Russell
Played at the beginning of the convention scene
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An Early Feminist Statement
28 January 2006 | by HandlinghandelSee all my reviews

The character played by Joan Blondell wants to make it in a man's world and boy, does she! Her pompous father tells her women don't belong in business when she asks for a job -- any job. So she goes to work for his rival. And work she does! Her father is a stuffy toothpaste manufacturer. She hooks up with dizzy inventor Hugh Herbert and comes up with a plan to revolutionize the world of toothpaste. And she leases her and Herbert's services to her father's rival for a year. And then she goes to work in the title capacity.

William Gargan is likable as the salesman who is both her romantic interest and her rival. (He works for her father's company. Needless to say, she is not using her real name; so to him, she is The Enemy.) It is far from a masterpiece. But Blondell is always a delight and it's a brassy, entertaining story.


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