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Smartest Girl in Town (1936)

Approved | | Comedy | 27 November 1936 (USA)
Modeling furs has given our heroine Cookie a taste for them, so she's determined to marry a rich man. Scheduled to meet a male model aboard a yacht, she meets the yacht's rich owner Dick ... See full summary »

Director:

Joseph Santley

Writers:

Viola Brothers Shore (screen play), Muriel Scheck (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Gene Raymond ... Richard Stuyvesant Smith
Ann Sothern ... Frances Cooke
Helen Broderick ... Mrs. Gwen Mayen
Eric Blore ... Lucius Philbean - Dick's Valet
Erik Rhodes ... Baron Enrico Torene
Harry Jans Harry Jans ... Terry - Gwen's Husband
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Storyline

Modeling furs has given our heroine Cookie a taste for them, so she's determined to marry a rich man. Scheduled to meet a male model aboard a yacht, she meets the yacht's rich owner Dick Smith instead; he welcomes the confusion of identity and sets out to win her by force of personality alone. It's an uphill battle. Lots of wry repartee. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Comedy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 November 1936 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Million Dollar Profile See more »

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RKO Radio Pictures See more »
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Mono (RCA Victor System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

A character refers to the Gene Raymond character as a "bohunk." This was a disparaging term for the chunky, blond, blue-eyed immigrants from Bohemia. (Raymond was actually born in New York City and was of French ancestry.) See more »

Goofs

When Frances calls Richard into the bathroom to treat his hair, she pulls the stool out from underneath the sink twice. See more »

Quotes

Lucius Philbean - Dick's Valet: How much emolument are you in the habit of receiving?
Gwen: Well, she doesn't stand for much of it!
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Soundtracks

Will You?
(1936)
Written by Gene Raymond
Played during the opening credits and as background music often
Played on a ukulele and sung by Gene Raymond (uncredited)
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Many of the ingredients of a Astaire/Rogers film but nothing more
4 March 2015 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

This is a very lightweight film from RKO that has many of the same things you'd find in a Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers film--but also without the same quality or fun. Plus, there is a serious problem with one of the characters that makes it hard to rate this one higher.

Ann Sothern plays a model who has decided that she needs to get married--and not for love but money. It just happens that a rich guy is instantly smitten with her (you're never sure why) and after ignoring him for much of the film, Ann decides she can allow herself to marry a poor guy--and they marry. Sounds romantic, no? NO! But the film has Helen Broderick and Eric Blore and a lot of the plot you'd expect in such a thing. But my problem is that Raymond's character seemed a bit daffy falling for her so quickly and she just seemed like a scheming gold-digger--not exactly an endearing quality.


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