The Girl Said No


1h 16m 1937

Film Details

Also Known As
Broadway Chiselers
Release Date
Sep 3, 1937
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Grand National Films, Inc.
Distribution Company
Grand National Films, Inc.
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 16m
Sound
Mono
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.37 : 1
Film Length
8 reels

Synopsis

Jimmie Allen, a racetrack bookie, is conned by taxi dancer Pearl. Determined to get even with her, Jimmie pretends to be a talent scout for theatrical producer Charles Dillon. Pearl is skeptical at first, but finally convinced, she signs a contract stipulating that she will spend $500 for stage training and another $500 if Jimmie gets her name in lights within sixty days. In order to meet the second condition, Jimmie takes over a theater whose custodian owes him money and whose owner is away. Jimmie's friends, Beatrice and Howard Hathaway, are former performers of Gilbert and Sullivan operettas. He convinces them to put on a performance of The Mikado with Pearl in the cast and, not realizing that Jimmie intends to run off with Pearl's money, the Hathaways sell their restaurant to back the show. When Jimmie puts Pearl's name on the theater's marquee, Pearl pays him the second $500, but the absent theater owner wires his lawyer to stop the show. Jimmie then confesses his ruse. Pearl, who has fallen in love with Jimmie, forgives him, and the actors decide to put on the show for free. The critics love the performance and hearing the raves, Dillon agrees to back the show.

Film Details

Also Known As
Broadway Chiselers
Release Date
Sep 3, 1937
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Grand National Films, Inc.
Distribution Company
Grand National Films, Inc.
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 16m
Sound
Mono
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.37 : 1
Film Length
8 reels

Award Nominations

Best Sound

1937

Quotes

Trivia

Notes

The film's working title was Broadway Chiselers. An ad for the film included in the copyright material noted that "actual members of the original Gilbert and Sullivan Opera Company of New York" recreated their roles. According to the press notes, William Danforth sang The Mikado for twenty-five years on the New York stage. The film's preview time was eight minutes longer than its release time. Portions of the W. S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan operetta are performed in this film. A complete version of The Mikado was filmed in 1939 (see below).

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States 1937

Released in United States 1937