Nice Women (1931)

68 or 72 mins | Romantic comedy | 28 November 1931

Director:

Edwin H. Knopf

Writer:

Edwin H. Knopf

Cinematographer:

Charles Stumar

Editor:

Robert Carlisle

Production Designer:

Walter Koessler

Production Company:

Universal Pictures Corp.
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PERSONAL & COMPANY INDEX CREDITS
CREDIT
SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
21 Feb 1932
p. 10
Hollywood Reporter
20 Oct 1931
p. 4
Motion Picture Herald
27 Feb 1932
p. 36
New York Times
20 Feb 1932
p. 11
Variety
23 Feb 1932
p. 13
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
PRODUCTION TEXT
Carl Laemmle, President
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
PRODUCERS
Assoc prod
WRITERS
Scen ed
PHOTOGRAPHY
ART DIRECTOR
Walter R. Koessler
Art dir
FILM EDITORS
Film ed
Supv film ed
SOUND
Rec supv
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the play Nice Women by William A. Grew (New York, 10 Jun 1929).
LITERARY SOURCE AUTHOR
DETAILS
Release Date:
28 November 1931
Production Date:
completed 19 Oct 1931
Copyright Info
Claimant
Date
Copyright Number
Universal Pictures Corp.
20 November 1931
LP2643
Physical Properties:
Sound
Western Electric Sound System
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
68 or 72
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
SYNOPSIS

Nineteen-year-old Jerry Girard accepts Billy Wells's marriage proposal, but later is pressured to accept millionaire Mark Chandler's proposal because he is her father James's wealthy employer. Jerry's mother Martha hopes that Mark, who is in his forties, will help the family out of their financial constraints, as well as guarantee a lifelong job for James. Billy comes to Jerry's home to announce his intentions to her family, but discovers she is now engaged to Mark. Jerry's younger sister Bess pretends he is her boyfriend so Mark will not become suspicious. Later, Mark becomes plagued by the attentions of Dorothy Drew, a former girl friend whom he had paid to drop out of sight, as she had known all along he had no intention of marrying her. Dorothy goes to the Girard house to try to persuade Jerry against marrying Mark, but she encounters Bess, who coolly advises her against any attempts at sabotage. Noticing that Bess seems to have had an argument with Billy, Mark invites him to a family dinner one night. That day, Jerry goes to Billy's apartment to implore him not to come, and although her love for him remains steadfast, she is determined not to disappoint her family. Billy attends the dinner and informs Mark of his relationship with Jerry. Recognizing the depth of their love, Mark has Billy and Jerry marry, and gives them $5,000 as a wedding gift as they leave for Niagara Falls. Mark immediately prepares for a cruise to Europe, and indifferently accepts Dorothy's companionship, but before they leave, Bess confesses her love for him. He, too, is in love with her, although she is ...

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Nineteen-year-old Jerry Girard accepts Billy Wells's marriage proposal, but later is pressured to accept millionaire Mark Chandler's proposal because he is her father James's wealthy employer. Jerry's mother Martha hopes that Mark, who is in his forties, will help the family out of their financial constraints, as well as guarantee a lifelong job for James. Billy comes to Jerry's home to announce his intentions to her family, but discovers she is now engaged to Mark. Jerry's younger sister Bess pretends he is her boyfriend so Mark will not become suspicious. Later, Mark becomes plagued by the attentions of Dorothy Drew, a former girl friend whom he had paid to drop out of sight, as she had known all along he had no intention of marrying her. Dorothy goes to the Girard house to try to persuade Jerry against marrying Mark, but she encounters Bess, who coolly advises her against any attempts at sabotage. Noticing that Bess seems to have had an argument with Billy, Mark invites him to a family dinner one night. That day, Jerry goes to Billy's apartment to implore him not to come, and although her love for him remains steadfast, she is determined not to disappoint her family. Billy attends the dinner and informs Mark of his relationship with Jerry. Recognizing the depth of their love, Mark has Billy and Jerry marry, and gives them $5,000 as a wedding gift as they leave for Niagara Falls. Mark immediately prepares for a cruise to Europe, and indifferently accepts Dorothy's companionship, but before they leave, Bess confesses her love for him. He, too, is in love with her, although she is only seventeen. As they make plans to marry, Dorothy leaves for good.

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