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Rafter Romance (1933)

Passed | | Comedy, Romance | 1 September 1933 (USA)
A man and a woman share an apartment on a shift basis, never seeing each other; she dislikes him until they actually meet.

Director:

William A. Seiter (as William Seiter)

Writers:

H.W. Hanemann (screen play), Sam Mintz (screen play) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Ginger Rogers ... Mary
Norman Foster ... Jack
George Sidney ... Eckbaum
Robert Benchley ... Hubbell
Laura Hope Crews ... Elise
Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams ... Fritzie (as Guinn Williams)
Sidney Miller ... Julius
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Jean Lacy
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Storyline

A man and a woman share an apartment on a shift basis, never seeing each other; she dislikes him until they actually meet.

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Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 September 1933 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Adorada Inimiga See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

RKO Radio Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(Turner library print)

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Victor System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Ginger Rogers and Norman Foster replaced Dorothy Wilson and Joel McCrea in the lead roles. See more »

Goofs

When the bell rings indicating the day's end, all the girls immediately hang up their phones. This means they rudely hung up on a customer instead of completing the call. See more »

Quotes

Office Supervisor: You understand the terms? $10 a week and a 5% commission on all iceboxes sold through your efforts. A very generous offer!
Mary: Oh, yes!
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Connections

Featured in TCM: Twenty Classic Moments (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Smiles
(1917) (uncredited)
Music by Lee S. Roberts
Lyrics by J. Will Callahan
Sung by a quartet at the picnic, with modified lyrics
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On TCM's "lost and found" schedule...but a minor discovery...
4 April 2007 | by DoylenfSee all my reviews

There's a feeling of deja vu to the plot of RAFTER ROMANCE about two people who aren't aware of each other's identity until they fall in love, but in 1933 it must have seemed quite an original idea.

At any rate, it gives GINGER ROGERS and NORMAN FOSTER a nice chance to show what they could do with light comedy and tender romance. They play two roommates who work different shifts but who eventually meet and fall in love. (Shades of YOU'VE GOT MAIL and other such stories). And oddly enough, ROBERT BENCHLEY would be making a play for Ginger as a lecherous wolf, just as he would some ten years later in THE MAJOR AND THE MINOR when he suggested she slip into something more comfortable.

After a series of pranks and misunderstandings, Foster and Rogers find each other at the company picnic and promptly fall in love.

Watch for LAURA HOPE CREWS (Aunt Pittypat of GWTW) as a woman who wants to "keep" Norman Foster--and GUINN WILLIAMS as a brawny taxicab driver.

Summing up: Good fun with an early look at Ginger.


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