The Bachelor Girl (1929)

65 mins | Drama | 20 May 1929

Director:

Richard Thorpe

Writer:

Jack Townley

Producer:

Harry Cohn

Cinematographer:

Joseph Walker

Editor:

Ben Pivar

Production Designer:

Harrison Riley

Production Company:

Columbia Pictures Corp.
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SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
21 Jul 1929.
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Variety
24 Jul 1929
p. 39.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Asst dir
PRODUCER
Prod
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
ART DIRECTOR
Art dir
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
DETAILS
Release Date:
20 May 1929
Copyright Claimant:
Columbia Pictures Corp.
Copyright Date:
18 June 1929
Copyright Number:
LP486
Physical Properties:
Silent with sound sequences
Talking seq and mus score by Movietone
Black and White
Sound, also silent
Also si; 6,245 ft.
Duration(in mins):
65
Length(in feet):
5,927
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Joyce, a beautiful and efficient young secretary in a business office, and Jimmy, a handsome and shiftless stock clerk, are in love, but because of the boy's inability to get ahead, they are forced to postpone marriage. When he loses his job through carelessness, she gets him another, unknown to him. Just as she believes he is about to propose, he asks her to work for him, and hiding her disappointment, she consents. Joyce handles his customers with the tact and ability he lacks, giving the impression that Jimmy is doing well, and he soon begins to pursue the night life with his boss's sister, Gladys, neglecting his work and Joyce. Joyce covers for him when he fails to show up for a conference, but he arrives later, upbraids her for usurping his position, and is fired on the spot. Two years later, Jimmy is on the downward path and Joyce is a successful bachelor girl; but through a chance meeting, their old love is revived and he promises to make himself worthy of ... +


Joyce, a beautiful and efficient young secretary in a business office, and Jimmy, a handsome and shiftless stock clerk, are in love, but because of the boy's inability to get ahead, they are forced to postpone marriage. When he loses his job through carelessness, she gets him another, unknown to him. Just as she believes he is about to propose, he asks her to work for him, and hiding her disappointment, she consents. Joyce handles his customers with the tact and ability he lacks, giving the impression that Jimmy is doing well, and he soon begins to pursue the night life with his boss's sister, Gladys, neglecting his work and Joyce. Joyce covers for him when he fails to show up for a conference, but he arrives later, upbraids her for usurping his position, and is fired on the spot. Two years later, Jimmy is on the downward path and Joyce is a successful bachelor girl; but through a chance meeting, their old love is revived and he promises to make himself worthy of her. +

GENRE
Genre:
Sub-genre:
Society


Subject

Legend
Viewed by AFI
Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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