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The working title of this film was The Muddled Deal. According to a Nov 1937 HR news item, Herbert Marshall was first slated to co-star with Joan Fontaine, and Edward Kaufman was to produce. MPH's "In the Cutting Room" adds Ann Shaw to the cast, while a HR news item adds Rita Page. Their participation in the final film has not been confirmed. Modern sources add Billy Bevan (Bartender), Mary Gordon (Scrubwoman on knees) and George Irving (Headwaiter) to the cast. ...

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The working title of this film was The Muddled Deal. According to a Nov 1937 HR news item, Herbert Marshall was first slated to co-star with Joan Fontaine, and Edward Kaufman was to produce. MPH's "In the Cutting Room" adds Ann Shaw to the cast, while a HR news item adds Rita Page. Their participation in the final film has not been confirmed. Modern sources add Billy Bevan (Bartender), Mary Gordon (Scrubwoman on knees) and George Irving (Headwaiter) to the cast.

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SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Daily Variety
20 May 1938
p. 3
Hollywood Reporter
20 Nov 1937
p. 2
Hollywood Reporter
28 Mar 1938
p. 6
Hollywood Reporter
11 Apr 1938
p. 6
Hollywood Reporter
13 Apr 1938
p. 4
Hollywood Reporter
20 May 1938
p. 3
Motion Picture Herald
16 Apr 1938
p. 27
Motion Picture Herald
28 May 1938
p. 57
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Asst dir
PRODUCER
WRITERS
Aladar Lazlo
Story
PHOTOGRAPHY
Photog
ART DIRECTORS
Al Herman
Art dir assoc
FILM EDITOR
COSTUMES
MUSIC
Mus dir
SOUND
SOURCES
SONGS
"It Must Be Love," words and music by Dave Dreyer and Herman Ruby.
SONGWRITER/COMPOSER
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
The Muddled Deal
Release Date:
17 June 1938
Production Date:
late Mar--mid Apr 1938
Copyright Info
Claimant
Date
Copyright Number
RKO Radio Pictures, Inc.
17 June 1938
LP8196
Physical Properties:
Sound
RCA Victor System
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
60
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
PCA No:
4192
SYNOPSIS

On the evening that he is to dine at an exclusive club with his social-climbing fiancée, Roberta Trent, Michael Ashburn, the general manager of the Trafalgar Loan Company in London, finds himself in charge of watching "walking collateral," a pretty young woman named Julie Evans whose "uncle" has borrowed £400 against a pair of non-removable diamond earrings. Afraid of losing the earrings, Michael spends the evening with Julie, missing his dinner and winding up in jail for the night. The next morning, Roberta arrives at Michael's apartment, only to discover Julie in Michael's pajamas and her fiancé, who has just been released from jail, without a proper explanation. In the midst of Roberta's jealous wrath, Julie escapes and returns to her "uncle," Paul Douglas, a theatrical agent who has been hired by Roberta's father and Michael's boss, the newly rich Rufus Trent, to break up Michael's engagement. Julie's triumph over Roberta is short-lived, however, and although she has fallen in love with Michael, she agrees to continue the ruse in order to assure herself a starring role in Douglas' next show. In spite of Roberta's attempts at disposing of Julie and marrying Michael quickly, Julie's tricks and charms mesmerize the aristocrat. The scheme and Julie are exposed when thieves hired by Roberta steal the "unremovable" earrings in front of Michael. Eventually, however, Roberta's shallowness and Julie's sincerity are confirmed, and Michael proposes to Julie during her nightclub performance of "It Must Be ...

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On the evening that he is to dine at an exclusive club with his social-climbing fiancée, Roberta Trent, Michael Ashburn, the general manager of the Trafalgar Loan Company in London, finds himself in charge of watching "walking collateral," a pretty young woman named Julie Evans whose "uncle" has borrowed £400 against a pair of non-removable diamond earrings. Afraid of losing the earrings, Michael spends the evening with Julie, missing his dinner and winding up in jail for the night. The next morning, Roberta arrives at Michael's apartment, only to discover Julie in Michael's pajamas and her fiancé, who has just been released from jail, without a proper explanation. In the midst of Roberta's jealous wrath, Julie escapes and returns to her "uncle," Paul Douglas, a theatrical agent who has been hired by Roberta's father and Michael's boss, the newly rich Rufus Trent, to break up Michael's engagement. Julie's triumph over Roberta is short-lived, however, and although she has fallen in love with Michael, she agrees to continue the ruse in order to assure herself a starring role in Douglas' next show. In spite of Roberta's attempts at disposing of Julie and marrying Michael quickly, Julie's tricks and charms mesmerize the aristocrat. The scheme and Julie are exposed when thieves hired by Roberta steal the "unremovable" earrings in front of Michael. Eventually, however, Roberta's shallowness and Julie's sincerity are confirmed, and Michael proposes to Julie during her nightclub performance of "It Must Be Love."

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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