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Page Miss Glory (1935)

Approved | | Comedy, Music, Romance | 7 September 1935 (USA)
A chambermaid impersonates the fictional subject of a composite photo that won a beauty contest, with whom a famed aviator falls in love.

Director:

Mervyn LeRoy

Writers:

Delmer Daves (screen play), Robert Lord (screen play) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Marion Davies ... Loretta
Pat O'Brien ... Click Wiley
Dick Powell ... Bingo Nelson
Mary Astor ... Gladys
Frank McHugh ... Ed Olson
Lyle Talbot ... Slattery
Allen Jenkins ... Petey
Barton MacLane ... Blackie (as Barton McLane)
Patsy Kelly ... Betty
Hobart Cavanaugh ... Joe Bonner
Joseph Cawthorn ... Mr.Freischutz
Al Shean ... Mr. Hamburgher
Berton Churchill ... Mr. Yates - Assistant Hotel Manager
Helen Lowell ... Actress - Dawn Glory's 'Mother'
Mary Treen ... Beauty Shop Operator
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Storyline

Loretta Dalrymple, a homely young country girl comes to New York City and gets a job as a chambermaid in a large hotel. She meets Ed Olson, a photographer out of work, and Dan Riley, a promoter with nothing to promote. When an advertiser offers a reward for a photograph of 'America's Prettiest Girl,", Ed makes a composite photo of all the famous movie stars and society belles and calls the girl in his picture "Dawn Glory." A Dawn-Glory craze sweeps the country, and Loretta, with makeup and new clothes, turns out to be the reincarnation of the picture. Loretta has fallen in love with a newspaper picture of "Bingo" Russell, a famous aviator, and when Dan and Ed ask her to pose as Dawn Glory, she readily agrees, hoping she will get to meet Russell. She does meet him and, then, complications arise. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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A Scinillating Frolic, Superb in Story and Romance (original ad) See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Music | Romance

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 September 1935 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

3x läuten... 1x Liebe See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The second of three films Marion Davies starred in with Patsy Kelly. The first was Going Hollywood (1933), in which Kelly made her feature film debut. See more »

Quotes

Nick Papadopolis: I can tear telephone books in two!
Betty: For pete's sake... someone give him a telephone book!
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Crazy Credits

Opening Card: Grand Central Terminal... New York See more »

Connections

Referenced in Movies on Sundays (1935) See more »

Soundtracks

Love in Bloom
(1934) (uncredited)
Music by Ralph Rainger
Played when Ed and Dawn are sitting in the car
Also played after they get back to the hotel
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Another unsung gem.
17 November 2003 | by jaymsSee all my reviews

Like "Front Page Woman," this is a comedy I'd never heard of and only discovered because of TCM. Fast paced dialogue played with relentless Looney Tunes energy make this a sharp spoof of media manipulation and public gullibility that holds up well nearly 70 years later. Marion Davies inhabits her slow witted small town girl thrust into the limelight. Dick Powell parodies himself as the Hero of the Air who falls in love with her picture and proposes before they've ever met. Pat O'Brien and Frank McHugh share a wonderful rapport as the con artists behind it all. Only Mary Astor seems wasted as she has little to do though she does it with elan. Treads similar territory to `Nothing Sacred' or more recent offerings like `Simone' and `Wag the Dog.' Highly recommended.


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