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Short summary

A telephonist falls for her employer.

This 1933 British film was not released in the U.S. until 1936.

The actual first film of Erik Rhodes.

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    • Author: heart of sky
    This film is currently available to view at the BFI Mediatheque on the South Bank as part of their British Cinema of the 1930s season.It has some tuneful songs a witty script elegant sets and great performances from Mollison,Barrie and Rhodes.The basic plot is one which was very popular in the cute and mistaken identity.If this film had been made in Hollywood it would probably have a great reputation.As it is British it is virtually unknown,i do not believe that it has ever been shown on TV.The only minuses are the overacting of Zelma O Neal and an uncredited trio of extremely unfunny comedians.O Neal seems to be playing to the Upper Circle in a theatre.The trio are what i would term an unfunny Three Stooges.Why they were added is beyond me.You groan every time they turn up.No wonder they are uncredited. One final note Maurice Winnick and his Orchestra are featured in one number.The male vocalist has a voice so high that one can only wonder if he is a castrati.
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    • Author: Lailace
    Although unnoticed in this film, Granger continued to try and penetrate the British film industry, unsuccessfully until the 1940's. He would have a three year absence after this film, demonstrating that even the most successful of us get rejected during our journey up the ladder.
  • Cast overview:
    Clifford Mollison Clifford Mollison - Paul Hendrick
    Wendy Barrie Wendy Barrie - Karen Svenson
    Zelma O'Neal Zelma O'Neal - Trude Olsen
    Erik Rhodes Erik Rhodes - Otto Brune
    Bertha Belmore Bertha Belmore - Miss Hoffman
    Olive Blakeney Olive Blakeney - Mrs. Brune
    The Diamond Brothers The Diamond Brothers - Telephone Repairmen
    Nadine March Nadine March - Karen's Friend
    Jimmy Godden Jimmy Godden - Uncle Rifkin
    Syd Crossley Syd Crossley - Gustav
    Richard Hearne Richard Hearne - Drunk
    Maurice Winnick Maurice Winnick - Maurice Winnick - Orchestra Leader
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