Monday, January 9, 2017

The Girl Said No (1937)

Academy Awards, USA 1938

Best Sound, Recording
A.E. Kaye (Grand National SSD)

Grand National Pictures
Directed by Andrew L. Stone
My rating: 2.5 stars out of 4
IMDb Wikipedia

Bookie Robert Armstrong falls in love with pretty dance hall girl Irene Hervey. Despite spending lavishly on her, she keeps her distance. He decides to get revenge by posing as a Broadway producer and getting her to invest large sums of money in his ruse. He gets help from a kooky family of actors who want to revive Gilbert and Sullivan operettas. When she unexpectedly falls in love with him, he comes clean in the middle of a performance. Just enough sincerity from Hervey, and laughs from the acting troupe, to keep it interesting.

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