It is the bottom of the depression and Sol Glass has the idea that the girls in the stenographic department should be used to entertain the clients. Seems the clients are tiring of the ...
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In this light romantic comedy, 17-year old Loretta Young is cast as Ann Harper, a wealthy socialite who has inherited a fortune provided the family is involved in no scandals appearing in ... See full summary »
Douglas Fairbanks Jr.,
After accidentally killing the man who raped her and forced her into prostitution, a New Orleans woman flees to a Caribbean island. While she awaits her fiancé, the vicious local police chief sets his sights on her.
William A. Wellman
Ronny Bowers, a saxophonist in Benny Goodman's band has won a talent contest an got a ten week contract with a film studio. On his first evening he is supposed to go with the studio's star ... See full summary »
It is the bottom of the depression and Sol Glass has the idea that the girls in the stenographic department should be used to entertain the clients. Seems the clients are tiring of the regular fast and hard women and this would be a change that would allow the girls to go to dinners and see shows. Tom does not want his fiancée, Flo, to go out with clients until he needs her to close a contract with Daniel. After that, she finds that Tom is two timing her with Birdie so she goes out again with Daniel. Everything is going well for a time until Daniel needs her to close a contract with Haines.Written by
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She had her choice...quit her job and stay good...say yes and make good! What would you do if the boss gave you orders to get orders...to play overtime with away-from-home-husbands who come to buy dresses and stay to chase skirts! (Print ad from Los Angeles Times August 10, 1933)
I've never been able to get it though my thick skull what you ever saw in Tommy Nelson in the first place. I mean...
What made you think of him again? He was different, once.
Yeah, so was the Republican Party.
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Why Can't This Night Go On Forever?
Music by Isham Jones
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She Had to Say Yes is a masterful expose' of a Depression-era America that was dominated by men. Exploitation, manipulation, and harassment of women is the focus of every scene. The film clearly casts men as the enemy, as every male role is a sleazy businessman constantly trying to trick a woman into sex or into making money for him. The only help for the female lead comes from her female friend, who helps her to gain some self-assurance near the end of the film.
Loretta Young is superb as the lead, maintaining a heartbreaking look of hope and innocence while suffering through terrible yet socially acceptable abuse from every man in her life. Also, Lyle Talbot gives a jaw-dropping portrayal of sleazy machismo and ruthlessness that lend to a truly frightening ending.
The film is quite depressing and the final lines of dialogue will leave your head spinning. Unfortunately, the film is not readily available, but if you get a chance to see it, it will blow you away.
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