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The Gilded Lily (1935)

Approved | | Comedy, Romance | 25 January 1935 (USA)
A stenographer becomes a famed entertainer, courted by an English nobleman and an informal American reporter.

Director:

Wesley Ruggles

Writers:

Claude Binyon (screenplay), Jack Kirkland (suggested by a story by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Claudette Colbert ... Marilyn David
Fred MacMurray ... Peter Dawes
Ray Milland ... Charles Gray (Lord Granton)
C. Aubrey Smith ... Lloyd Granton, Duke of Loamshire
Luis Alberni ... Nate Porcopolis
Eddie Craven Eddie Craven ... Eddie, Photographer
Donald Meek ... Hankerson
Charles Irwin ... Oscar, Orchestra Leader
Forrester Harvey ... Hugo / Innkeeper
Grace Bradley ... Daisy
Claude King ... Boat Captain
Charles C. Wilson ... Managing Editor
Edward Gargan ... Subway Guard
Pat Somerset ... Man in London Club
Georgie Billings Georgie Billings ... Guard's Son (as George Billings)
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Storyline

New York stenographer Marilyn David meets Englishman Charles Gray and they fall in love. But Charles leaves town and Marilyn discovers he is a duke's son and already engaged. Marilyn confides in her platonic friend, reporter Peter Dawes, who publicizes her as the 'No Girl' who refused nobility. So Marilyn cashes in on her unwelcome notoriety by becoming a cafe entertainer; in an unexpected way, she succeeds. But can she decide between her two loves? Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Taglines:

It Happened One Night On a Park Bench! (Print Ad- Buffalo Courier-Express, ((Buffalo, NY)) 15 January 1935)

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Comedy | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 January 1935 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

O Lírio Dourado See more »

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Paramount Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Quotes

Marilyn David: I want a glass. About this big. Mmm, no, maybe about THIS big. And I don't care what you put in it - whiskey, hair tonic, rat poison - but whatever it is, when I finish drinking it, I want to be curled up in a little heap, right HERE.
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Something About Romance
Lyrics by Sam Coslow
Music by Arthur Johnston
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Colbert AND MacMurray AND Milland...that's a pretty amazing cast.
29 March 2018 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

Marilyn (Claudette Colbert) meets a nice guy, Charles Gray (Ray Milland) and they fall for each other. What she doesn't know is that this rich member of the British royalty already is engaged...and when he pops the question to her, she rejects him. Her friend, Peter (Fred MacMurray), is a newspaper man and helps her exploit the situation...creating a lounge act for her and billing her as 'The NO Girl'. While she has no singing ability, he insists that this won't be a problem! And, oddly, she becomes quite the sensation.

When she takes her show on the road to the UK, a potential problem arises....Charles. When they meet again, they pick up where they left off...and Pete feels left out...which would seem to indicate he wants her to be more than just his business partner. What's next? See the film...and see who she picks.

Considering the actors, it's not surprising that the movie works quite well. Charming and well worth seeing.


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