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Hotel for Women (1939)

Approved | | Drama | 4 August 1939 (USA)
A girl from Syracuse goes to New York to see her boyfriend, successful architect who no longer cares for her. Fellow residents at a women's hotel encourage her to become a top model. When boyfriend tries to come back to her he has rivals.

Director:

Gregory Ratoff

Writers:

Elsa Maxwell (story), Kathryn Scola (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ann Sothern ... Eileen Connelly
Linda Darnell ... Marcia Bromley
James Ellison ... Jeff Buchanan
Jean Rogers ... Nancy Prescott
Lynn Bari ... Barbara Hunter
June Gale ... Joan Mitchell
Joyce Compton ... Emeline Thomas
Elsa Maxwell ... Mrs. Tilford
John Halliday ... John Craig
Kay Aldridge ... Melinda Craig (as Katharine Aldridge)
Alan Dinehart ... Stephen Gates
Sidney Blackmer ... McNeil
Amanda Duff ... Receptionist
Ruth Terry ... Craig's Receptionist
Chick Chandler ... Ben Ritchie
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A girl from Syracuse goes to New York to see her boyfriend, successful architect who no longer cares for her. Fellow residents at a women's hotel encourage her to become a top model. When boyfriend tries to come back to her he has rivals.

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model | modeling | See All (2) »

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A girl in every room -- and a man on every mind!

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Drama

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 August 1939 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Elsa Maxwell's Hotel for Women See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

A nitrate print of this film survives in the UCLA Film and Television archives, and is not listed for Preservation. See more »

Connections

Followed by Free, Blonde and 21 (1940) See more »

Soundtracks

Whistle a Little Old Melody
(uncredited)
Words and Music by Elsa Maxwell
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Smart Girls In Manhattam
7 July 2019 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

Linda Darnell takes the train from Syracuse to New York and checks into a women's hotel. She has decided to accept James Ellison's marriage proposal. Ellison has gone big city, working as an architect for John Halliday and dating his daughter, Kay Aldridge. Disconsolate, Miss Darnell decides to leave the next morning. However, by that time she is a top model for a brand of cigarettes, and the men are after her. She rejects them all with a smile on her face while Ellison goes crazier and crazier.

It's a pleasant, Code-compliant, sophisticated Girls-in-the-Big-City romp. Miss Darnell, in her first feature, is too blandly pleasant to carry it, but she's backed by a nice complement of support: Ann Southern (top billed; supposedly her part was trimmed when she signed a contract with MGM instead of 20 Century-Fox), Jean Rogers, Lynn Bari, Joyce Compton (always a favorite of mine) and even Elsa Maxwell, who plays Elsa Maxwell. It's based on a story by her. The men include Alan Dinehart and Sidney Blackmer. Although clearly no expense was spared for this production, it looks like a handsome programmer.


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