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After Office Hours (1935)

Approved | | Comedy, Crime, Drama | 22 February 1935 (USA)
Hard-hitting news editor Jim Branch falls for high-society type Sharon Norwood but can't get to first base as he continually makes use of her knowledge of the rich and famous to try to ... See full summary »

Director:

Robert Z. Leonard

Writers:

Laurence Stallings (from a story by), Dale Van Every (from a story by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Constance Bennett ... Sharon Norwood
Clark Gable ... James 'Jim' Branch
Stuart Erwin ... Hank Parr
Billie Burke ... Mrs. Norwood
Harvey Stephens ... Tommy Bannister
Katharine Alexander ... Julia Patterson
Hale Hamilton ... Henry King Patterson
Henry Travers ... Cap
Henry Armetta ... Italian Diner Owner
Charles Richman ... Jordan
Herbert Bunston ... Barlow - Norwood's Butler
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Storyline

Hard-hitting news editor Jim Branch falls for high-society type Sharon Norwood but can't get to first base as he continually makes use of her knowledge of the rich and famous to try to solve the murder of one of her socialite acquaintences. Written by Doug Sederberg <vornoff@sonic.net>

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Taglines:

BEAUTY AND THE BOSS AND BUSINESS WAS PLEASURE! (original print ad - all caps)

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Drama

Certificate:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 February 1935 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Adam Started It See more »

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Budget:

$366,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Only screen pairing of MGM stars Constance Bennett and Clark Gable - although Gable had a supporting role in Bennett's The Easiest Way (1931). See more »

Goofs

When Jim slams the door to his office while expressing his love for Sharon to Hank, the glass in the door had already been cracked (or scored) to break and fall out beforehand. See more »

Quotes

Mrs. Norwood: Don't ring, darling, you might wake the servants. You know, I practically adjust my life to suit theirs. But I don't mind, really, it's part of the New Plan or New Deal, whatever you call it, and I, I don't mind, it keeps me young and patriotic.
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Connections

References The Cat and the Fiddle (1934) See more »

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Dardanella
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Written by Johnny Black, Felix Bernard and Fred Fisher
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20 August 2001 | by jaykay-10See all my reviews

Take a story of no significance, load it with events of dubious credibility...and what do you have? If you also manage to include roles that are ideal for Clark Gable, Constance Bennett and Billie Burke, and if you find these players at the top of their form, and bring this mix alive with a crackling script by Herman Mankiewicz, the significance and credibility of it all are distinctly secondary. The characters talk fast, think fast, and move fast. This type of picture was done often in the 30s: part screwball, part melodrama, part love story (with sharp edges). When it worked - as it surely does here - you would be royally entertained. Enjoy.


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