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Female (1933)

Alison Drake, the tough-minded executive of an automobile factory, succeeds in the man's world of business until she meets an independent design engineer.

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Alison is owner and successful manager of an automobile factory. She also has a good relation to her employees - especially the male ones, which she is known to invite to her bed for some time and then dump quickly. Only the inventor Jim Thorne refuses her offers - will she fire or marry him? Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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11 November 1933 (USA)  »

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$286,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

In December 10, 2013, the American car company General Motors announced that it had appointed its first female CEO, Mary Barra, scheduled to assume the role in January, 2014. This announcement marked the first time in history a woman was appointed to head an automobile company anywhere in the world, eighty years after the release of this film. See more »

Goofs

At the 5.5 minute mark, camera equipment is visible in the car reflection. See more »

Quotes

Masseuse: You must relax, Miss Drake.
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Featured in Los Angeles Plays Itself (2003) See more »

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Show Me the Way to Go Home
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Played by a carousel at the second amusement park
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some eye popping moments
5 November 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I am indebted to others on this site to learn that Mr Curtiz was by no means the only director involved in this film, that the sprightly Ruth Chatterton was 41 and married to her co-star at the time of shooting. I also might not have been aware of the Frank Lloyd Wright architecture on display but what I wouldn't have needed any prompting on was just how much fun this movie is. Chatterton as head of a major company employing many men rather enjoys suggesting overtime in her room at night and then, astonishingly, tossing a cushion onto the floor to get the message across. Great cars, great buildings, some amazing dialogue and some eye popping moments as our leading lady goes from hard and calculating, to assured and seductive before rejecting all this manly stuff and reverting to being female and married and all that stuff. Most enjoyable, audiences at the time must have sat mouth agape.


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