She's Got Everything (1937)

70 or 72 mins | Romantic comedy | 31 December 1937

Director:

Joseph Santley

Producer:

Albert Lewis

Cinematographer:

Jack MacKenzie

Production Designer:

Van Nest Polglase

Production Company:

RKO Radio Pictures, Inc.
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HISTORY

The working title of this film was She's Got That Swing. Although not listed in the screen credits, HR production charts and MPH's "In the Cutting Room" credit Joseph Hoffman and Maxwell Shane as co-authors of an original screen story. HR news items add George Noisom, Frank O'Connor, Major Sam Harris, Bruce Sidney, Colonel Starrett Ford, Tiny Ward, Leota Lorraine, Harry Bowen and Pat Flaherty to the cast. Their participation in the final film has not been confirmed. ...

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The working title of this film was She's Got That Swing. Although not listed in the screen credits, HR production charts and MPH's "In the Cutting Room" credit Joseph Hoffman and Maxwell Shane as co-authors of an original screen story. HR news items add George Noisom, Frank O'Connor, Major Sam Harris, Bruce Sidney, Colonel Starrett Ford, Tiny Ward, Leota Lorraine, Harry Bowen and Pat Flaherty to the cast. Their participation in the final film has not been confirmed.

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SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Daily Variety
9 Dec 1937
p. 3
Film Daily
14 Jan 1937
p. 8
Hollywood Reporter
24 Sep 1937
p. 9
Hollywood Reporter
28 Sep 1937
p. 6
Hollywood Reporter
2 Oct 1937
p. 5
Hollywood Reporter
12 Oct 1937
p. 5
Hollywood Reporter
18 Oct 1937
p. 11
Motion Picture Daily
13 Dec 1937
p. 4
Motion Picture Daily
16 Dec 1937
p. 4
Motion Picture Herald
30 Oct 1937
p. 43
Motion Picture Herald
18 Dec 1937
p. 51
New York Times
14 Jan 1938
p. 21
Variety
29 Dec 1937
p. 17
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
PRODUCERS
Exec prod
PHOTOGRAPHY
ART DIRECTORS
Al Herman
Art dir assoc
FILM EDITOR
SET DECORATOR
Set dresser
COSTUMES
MUSIC
Mus dir
SOUND
SOURCES
SONGS
"It's Sleepy Time in Hawaii," words and music by Leon René and Otis René.
SONGWRITER/COMPOSER
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
She's Got That Swing
Release Date:
31 December 1937
Production Date:
23 Sep--late Oct 1937
Copyright Info
Claimant
Date
Copyright Number
RKO Radio Pictures, Inc.
5 January 1938
LP7736
Physical Properties:
Sound
RCA Victor System
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
70 or 72
Length(in reels):
8
Country:
United States
PCA No:
3753
SYNOPSIS

When debutante Carol Rogers returns from a European vacation, she discovers that her recently deceased father left her with a mountain of debts and no resources to pay them. Although besieged by an army of creditors, who have stripped her home of its belongings, Carol rejects the suggestion of her aunt, Jane Carter, to marry a South American millionaire, and instead vows to find a job and pay her father's debts herself. When Waldo Eddington, a bookmaker to whom Carol is in arrears, overhears her plan, however, he approaches the more practical Jane with a scheme: If Jane helps marry Carol to the South American millionaire, he and the other creditors will return their belongings and finance the courtship. Although Waldo persuades his fellow businessmen to participate in the deal, Carol refuses to consider the marriage. Not to be defeated, Waldo arranges for Carol to be hired as secretary to bachelor racetrack enthusiast and coffee magnate Fuller Partridge. Unaware of Waldo and Jane's scheming, Carol dedicates herself to Fuller and his coffee business, quickly driving herself to a near breakdown. Anxious to get Carol and Fuller together in a romantic setting, Waldo and Jane insist that Carol join them at a lake resort to recuperate. Although Fuller has fallen in love with Carol, he refuses to leave his work and sends her off on her own. While at the resort, Waldo is accosted by three of his creditor partners, who accuse him of squandering their advances. To placate his partners, Waldo telephones Fuller and tells him that Carol is delirious and is asking for him. Then he hires Professor Alphonso ...

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When debutante Carol Rogers returns from a European vacation, she discovers that her recently deceased father left her with a mountain of debts and no resources to pay them. Although besieged by an army of creditors, who have stripped her home of its belongings, Carol rejects the suggestion of her aunt, Jane Carter, to marry a South American millionaire, and instead vows to find a job and pay her father's debts herself. When Waldo Eddington, a bookmaker to whom Carol is in arrears, overhears her plan, however, he approaches the more practical Jane with a scheme: If Jane helps marry Carol to the South American millionaire, he and the other creditors will return their belongings and finance the courtship. Although Waldo persuades his fellow businessmen to participate in the deal, Carol refuses to consider the marriage. Not to be defeated, Waldo arranges for Carol to be hired as secretary to bachelor racetrack enthusiast and coffee magnate Fuller Partridge. Unaware of Waldo and Jane's scheming, Carol dedicates herself to Fuller and his coffee business, quickly driving herself to a near breakdown. Anxious to get Carol and Fuller together in a romantic setting, Waldo and Jane insist that Carol join them at a lake resort to recuperate. Although Fuller has fallen in love with Carol, he refuses to leave his work and sends her off on her own. While at the resort, Waldo is accosted by three of his creditor partners, who accuse him of squandering their advances. To placate his partners, Waldo telephones Fuller and tells him that Carol is delirious and is asking for him. Then he hires Professor Alphonso Alberto Corrio, a magician and hypnotist, to hypnotize Carol and convince her that she is delirious. Corrio, however, fails to hypnotize Carol and instead puts Jane under his spell. When Fuller arrives at the resort, Waldo and Corrio hide the still entranced Jane, who is calling out Fuller's name, in Carol's bed and fool Fuller into believing that she is Carol. Later, Fuller spends a romantic evening with Carol and, as the delighted creditors eavesdrop, finally proposes to her. The next morning, however, Fuller learns the truth about Waldo's scheme and, after tormenting her with outrageous pre-nuptial behavior, accuses Carol of entrapping him. Eventually Waldo convinces Fuller of Carol's innocence, but Carol refuses to accept Fuller's apologies and leaves him standing at the altar. Determined to marry Carol, Fuller ambushes her as she is on her way to catch an ocean liner and, armed with a justice of the peace, marries her in the back of a moving coffee truck.

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