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Big Business Girl (1931)

Passed | | Romance | 12 June 1931 (USA)
Thanks to her ability and her legs, Claire McIntyre rises in the business world.

Director:

William A. Seiter

Writers:

Patricia Reilly (story), H.N. Swanson (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Loretta Young ... Claire 'Mac' McIntyre
Frank Albertson ... Johnny Saunders
Ricardo Cortez ... Robert J. Clayton
Joan Blondell ... Pearl
Frank Darien Frank Darien ... Luke C. Winters (as Frank Darion)
Dorothy Christy ... Mrs. Emery
Oscar Apfel ... Walter T. Morley
Judith Barrett ... Sarah Ellen (as Nancy Dover)
Mickey Bennett ... Joe
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Storyline

College graduate Claire McIntyre plans to conquer the business world, while her dropout boyfriend Johnny takes his swing band to Paris. Eventually, Claire catches the eye (in more ways than one) of ad executive Robert Clayton. Between her ability and her legs, she soon rises in the hierarchy. But the unexpected return of Johnny brings on an era of romantic misunderstandings. Will Clayton on one side and an obliging blonde on the other succeed in parting Claire and Johnny? Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Genres:

Romance

Certificate:

Passed
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 June 1931 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Amor mio tradiscimi! See more »

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Mono

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1.37 : 1
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Goofs

Waiter turns away from Clair and Johnny's table twice at the club. See more »

Quotes

Claire 'Mac' McIntyre: Honestly, Johnny, you're only good for two things: making music and making love.
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Connections

Featured in Complicated Women (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone
(uncredited)
Music by Sam H. Stept
Played when Johnny and Claire go outside at the dance
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Loretta Young Makes It Big
20 January 2013 | by wes-connorsSee all my reviews

Pretty college graduate Loretta Young (as Claire "Mac" McIntyre) tells musician boyfriend Frank Albertson (as John "Johnny" Saunders) she's going to chisel out a "Big Business Girl" career in New York while his dance band plays a Paris date. Although Mr. Albertson begs her to go, Ms. Young needs to pay off college loans. She is hired as a secretary to advertising executive Ricardo Cortez (as Robert "RJ" Clayton). Young is ambitious, intelligent, powdered and leggy. She also has a secret...

After being referred to as "office decoration," Young hikes up her skirt and swings her legs around the boss' face. This understandably arouses Mr. Cortez. Young is promoted. Albertson returns from Paris. Romantic misunderstandings ensue. For her "lingerie scene" Young wears a clingy, low-cut slip which shows off her thin figure to great effect. At the subsequent party, flies crawl around her back and down her dress. Also watch for brassy Joan Blondell (as Pearl) to liven up the last act.

***** Big Business Girl (6/12/31) William A Seiter ~ Loretta Young, Frank Albertson, Ricardo Cortez, Joan Blondell


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