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Ever Since Eve (1937)

Approved | | Comedy, Romance | 15 July 1937 (USA)
Lecherous bosses make it difficult for an attractive secretary to keep jobs, so she decides to appear considerably more homely in hopes of holding onto work.

Director:

Lloyd Bacon

Writers:

Lawrence Riley (screen play), Earl Baldwin (screen play) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Marion Davies ... Marge Winton
Robert Montgomery ... Freddy Matthews
Frank McHugh ... 'Mabel' DeCraven
Patsy Kelly ... Sadie Day
Allen Jenkins ... Jake Edgall
Louise Fazenda ... Abbie Belldon
Barton MacLane ... Al McCoy
Marcia Ralston ... Camille Lansing
Frederick Clarke Frederick Clarke ... Alonzo (as Frederic Clarke)
Arthur Hoyt ... Hotel Manager
Mary Treen ... Employment Clerk
Harry Hayden ... President of the Purity League
Pierre Watkin ... Barton
John T. Murray ... Lowell
William B. Davidson ... Henderson (as William Davidson)
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Storyline

Marge is a capable secretary, but her bosses are more interested in her than her abilities. This causes her to be frequently unemployed. To get a job, she changes her look to make herself unattractive. This gets her work with a writer named Freddy, who has a deadline fast approaching for his new book. Unfortunately, Freddy takes every opportunity not to work on the book and even falls for Marge when he sees her as she really looks. But as the unattractive secretary, he barely notices her and she tries everything to get him to complete his book on time. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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A merry romantic hit! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 July 1937 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Desde os Tempos de Eva See more »

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Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

First film of Paul Stewart. See more »

Quotes

Sadie Day: Goodbye, Mr. Matthews. I hope you don't have too long a wait. But, you know how Marge is when she's out on one of her benders.
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Connections

Referenced in Hollywood Out-takes and Rare Footage (1983) See more »

Soundtracks

Little Star of the Night
(1937) (uncredited)
Music by M.K. Jerome
Lyrics by Jack Scholl
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Does she ever!
27 February 2002 | by tashmanSee all my reviews

I agree with the first comment, that I expected a poor picture and discovered a highly entertaining light comedy. Yeah, perhaps Marion Davies was typically too old to be playing what the reviewers called another "eye-batting ingenue," but she's not batting her eyes here. The entire concept of a woman succeeding based on her hard work, talent, and merit is taken quite seriously for a "silly comedy." This concept has been used time and time again, particularly with Laura La Plante in the English THE CHURCH MOUSE (35), and the earlier Warner BEAUTY AND THE BOSS, with Marian Marsh. La Plante was splendid, Marsh a bit inexperienced to carry off the entire chore, but Marion Davies plays with professional elan, and as usual, she is surrounded by folks who see to it that your time is never wasted - Patsy Kelly, Louise Fazenda, Frank McHugh, Allen Jenkins, and Barton MacLane. Bob Montgomerey was borrowed from MGM, and although he's certainly at home in such material, he doesn't seem to be enjoying the ride as much as the rest of the cast. Davies made four films at Warners, and although Jack Warner claimed they all made (highly suspect) profits, they were certainly lavish affairs. EVE was the final appearance, and although it was not PEG O' MY HEART or SHOW PEOPLE or WHEN KNIGHTHOOD WAS IN FLOWER, it is by no means a poor film, in fact, I would stack it against any later 30s film starring one of her contemporaries, say, Norma, Dolores, Janet, or Joan.


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