The Luckiest Girl in the World


1h 10m 1936

Film Details

Release Date
Nov 15, 1936
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Universal Pictures Corp.
Distribution Company
Universal Pictures Corp.
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the short story "Kitchen Privileges" by Anne Jordan in Ladies' Home Journal (Sep 1935).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 10m
Film Length
8 reels

Synopsis

Debutante Pat Duncan wants to marry amateur tennis player Percy Mayhew, who makes $150 per week selling insurance. Her father Campbell, however, is against the match, but makes a deal with Pat to let her marry Percy if she can live for a month in New York on his salary. In a Manhattan walk-up apartment, Pat shares a third-floor kitchen and bath with the whimsical Anthony McClellan, who works on Wall Street. Campbell's hired bodyguard, the genial roughneck, Dugan, keeps watch over Pat. Anthony falls in love with Pat and, unaware that she is wealthy, proposes to her, planning to support her on his $200-a-month salary. At the end of the month, when Anthony and Pat are broke, they win a prize at a movie theater bank night that tides them over. Meanwhile, Anthony learns Pat is rich and fears she will leave him. After Pat is called home for some "news" and learns that Percy has married into a wealthy family, she returns to Manhattan and accepts Anthony's proposal.

Film Details

Release Date
Nov 15, 1936
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Universal Pictures Corp.
Distribution Company
Universal Pictures Corp.
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the short story "Kitchen Privileges" by Anne Jordan in Ladies' Home Journal (Sep 1935).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 10m
Film Length
8 reels

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Trivia

Notes

Copyright records lists Herman Heller as music director, although reviews list Charles Previn. According to Hollywood Reporter, Dorothy Spencer was one of few women editors working at the time this film was made and the first to work at Universal in several years.