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The Girl Said No (1930)

A brash, pushy young man gets a job in a bank and sets his cap for his boss's secretary, but the death of his father makes him reassess his priorities.

Director:

Sam Wood

Writers:

Sarah Y. Mason (adapted by), Andrew Percival Younger (from a story by) (as A.P. Younger) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
William Haines ... Tom Ward
Leila Hyams ... Mary Howe
Polly Moran ... Polly
Marie Dressler ... Hettie Brown
Francis X. Bushman Jr. ... McAndrews
Clara Blandick ... Mrs. Ward
William Janney ... Jimmie Ward
William V. Mong ... Mr. Ward
Frank Coghlan Jr. ... Eddie Ward (as Junior Coghlan)
Phyllis Crane Phyllis Crane ... Alma Ward
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Storyline

Tom Ward is just back from College and the only thing that he seemed to learn is how to be obnoxious and loud. He forgoes a bank job to work at Sutton and Company just to make time with Mary, McAndrews' fiancée. Mary warms to Tom, but his work is such that his job is history. After losing his father, it is up to Tom to support and care for his family. His attitude towards work changes, but not his attitude towards Mary. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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Screamingly Funny Dialogue! (original ad) See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 March 1930 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

College Days See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(Turner library print) | (copyright length)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.20 : 1
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Trivia

M-G-M also released this film as a silent version at 1,759.30 m. See more »

Goofs

The film begins in broad daylight, then just after the car avoids being hit by the train at the railroad crossing, the car is in a minor fender-bender with a tree which appears to take place at night, then in the next scene when the car pulls up in front of the house, it's daylight again. See more »

Quotes

Polly: [to Tom] Oh, ho - what's taking? And I used to blow your nose for yuh when you had more sense than you got now... and you didn't have much then.
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Soundtracks

Singin' in the Rain
(1929) (uncredited)
Music by Nacio Herb Brown
Lyrics by Arthur Freed
Played on a radio
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gags galore, but little laughter
13 November 2009 | by mukava991See all my reviews

This labored attempt at madcap comedy features William Haines as a reckless, hyperactive go- getter who drives everyone around him crazy when he comes home after college graduation and proceeds to paint the town crimson. Early on, he falls madly in love with a secretary (Leila Hyams) who works in the Wall Street firm of one of his father's colleagues and sets out to claim her for his own whether she likes it or not, making one outlandish attempt after another to wrest her from a rival (Francis X. Bushman, Jr.). This kind of devil-may-care behavior is more suited to the silent cinema; with spoken dialogue mixed in the slapstick sequences seem to go on forever. Such is the charm, skill and magnetism of Haines that he almost pulls it off, but he is working with thin material that is stretched way too far, and let's face it, his behavior is reprehensible. Marie Dressler lends a big blob of color as a dowager who becomes falling-down drunk after two sips of alcohol.


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