She Knew All the Answers (1941)

84-85 mins | Romantic comedy | 14 May 1941

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HISTORY

The working title of this film was A Girl's Best Friend Is Wall Street . This marked producer Charles Rogers' initial effort at Columbia. On 11 Jan 1943, Lux Radio Theatre broadcast a radio version of Jane Allen's story, starring Joan Bennett, Preston Foster and Eve ... More Less

The working title of this film was A Girl's Best Friend Is Wall Street . This marked producer Charles Rogers' initial effort at Columbia. On 11 Jan 1943, Lux Radio Theatre broadcast a radio version of Jane Allen's story, starring Joan Bennett, Preston Foster and Eve Arden. More Less

BIBLIOGRAPHIC SOURCES
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
American Cinematographer
Jun 41
p. 272.
Box Office
24 May 1941.
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Daily Variety
15 May 1941.
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Film Daily
20 May 41
p. 5.
Hollywood Reporter
15 May 41
p. 3.
Motion Picture Herald
24 May 1941.
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New York Times
20 Jun 41
p. 28.
Variety
21 May 41
p. 15.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Asst dir
PRODUCERS
Asst to prod
WRITERS
Contr to dial
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
ART DIRECTOR
Art dir
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
MUSIC
Mus dir
SOUND
Sd eng
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the short story "A Girl's Best Friend" by Jane Allen in Hearst's International-Cosmopolitan (Dec 1938).
AUTHOR
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
A Girl's Best Friend Is Wall Street
Release Date:
14 May 1941
Production Date:
23 January--3 March 1941
Copyright Claimant:
Columbia Pictures Corp.
Copyright Date:
15 March 1941
Copyright Number:
LP10673
Duration(in mins):
84-85
Length(in feet):
7,790
Country:
United States
SYNOPSIS

When millionaire playboy Randy Bradford proposes to chorine Gloria Winters, Gloria eagerly accepts and the lovers elope in a hansom cab. En route, the cab is stopped by a motorcycle policeman, who tells Randy to contact his guardian, Mark Willows, a partner in the Wall Street firm that Randy's late father helped found. Randy phones Willows and is told that he will lose his inheritance if he elopes. Faced with forfeiting a fortune, Gloria persuades Randy to postpone the wedding. After dropping off Gloria at her apartment, Randy proceeds to Willows' office and the two argue. The next day, Gloria, who has never met Willows, conceals her identity and goes to his office, where she is surprised to discover that Willows is a handsome, young man. Hoping to convince him to change his mind about her, Gloria wangles a job as a switchboard operator. A few days later, Willows is in a bad mood and Gloria tells the barber downstairs that her boss is "bearish." Gloria's description is interpreted as meaning that he plans to sell his stock. When holders of Willows' favorite oil stock hear of his "plans," they decide to sell their shares, and as a result, the value drops. Furious upon learning the cause of the stock's slump, Willows fires Gloria. Before leaving the office building, Gloria naïvely suggests that the firm turn bullish, and as a result, brokers snap up the stock and Willows' firm earns twice as much as it lost. Now contrite, Willows visits Gloria to offer her job back. Surprised by his visit, Gloria lies that her chorus girl roommate, Sally Long, is actually her ailing ... +


When millionaire playboy Randy Bradford proposes to chorine Gloria Winters, Gloria eagerly accepts and the lovers elope in a hansom cab. En route, the cab is stopped by a motorcycle policeman, who tells Randy to contact his guardian, Mark Willows, a partner in the Wall Street firm that Randy's late father helped found. Randy phones Willows and is told that he will lose his inheritance if he elopes. Faced with forfeiting a fortune, Gloria persuades Randy to postpone the wedding. After dropping off Gloria at her apartment, Randy proceeds to Willows' office and the two argue. The next day, Gloria, who has never met Willows, conceals her identity and goes to his office, where she is surprised to discover that Willows is a handsome, young man. Hoping to convince him to change his mind about her, Gloria wangles a job as a switchboard operator. A few days later, Willows is in a bad mood and Gloria tells the barber downstairs that her boss is "bearish." Gloria's description is interpreted as meaning that he plans to sell his stock. When holders of Willows' favorite oil stock hear of his "plans," they decide to sell their shares, and as a result, the value drops. Furious upon learning the cause of the stock's slump, Willows fires Gloria. Before leaving the office building, Gloria naïvely suggests that the firm turn bullish, and as a result, brokers snap up the stock and Willows' firm earns twice as much as it lost. Now contrite, Willows visits Gloria to offer her job back. Surprised by his visit, Gloria lies that her chorus girl roommate, Sally Long, is actually her ailing sister. After Gloria returns to work, Willows asks her out on a date. Jealous, Randy tells Willows that he is ready to settle down and asks for a position at the office. One day, Willows discovers Randy and Gloria embracing, and deduces who really she is. Feeling betrayed, Willows coldly suggests that the two get married and offers to make the arrangements as well as give the bride away. On her wedding day, as Gloria ascends the altar, she realizes that she is in love with Willows. Willows discovers he is in love with Gloria, and Randy, panicking at the thought of losing his freedom, faints. Fleeing from the church, Willows and Gloria then elope in the same hansom cab that Gloria had previously occupied with Randy. +

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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