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Hard to Get

Hard to Get(1938)

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Margaret Richards, the willful daughter of oil magnate Ben Richards, storms out of the house when her family insists that she accompany them to Newport for the summer. Taking the car belonging to her father's valet, she is peeved to discover that it is low on gas and pulls into the nearest gas station. After the attendant, Bill Davis, fills the tank, Margaret tries to charge the gas to her father's account. Because he does not know who she is, Bill refuses her demands, offering to let her work off her debt by making the beds in the attached motel. Margaret is outraged by this suggestion but eventually is forced to comply. She vows revenge on Bill for this insult, asking her father, who is on the board of the oil company that owns the station, to have Bill fired. When her father hears the story, he agrees with Bill's actions and suggests that she get even by herself. In the meantime, Richards busily makes bets with his valet about his proficiency in various sports. Now pretending to be her family's maid, Margaret returns to the station and apologizes. She makes a date with Bill, who tells her that he needs financial support for his plan for a chain of auto courts. Margaret sees her opportunity and sends him to see her father. Richards, in turn, sends Bill over to see his friend, Atwater. When Atwater will not listen to Bill's proposal, Bill returns to Richards, who finally discovers that Margaret is behind the whole thing. After Bill learns that Margaret has been lying about her identity, he angrily lectures her, her father and Atwater. Once Bill is gone, Atwater and Richards decide that he had a good idea after all and fight over the plans. Eventually they agree to be partners and pay Bill a big fee to act as the architect. Margaret and Bill marry.