She Couldn't Take It


1h 29m 1935

Film Details

Also Known As
Rich Girl's Folly, Rich Man's Daughter
Release Date
Oct 20, 1935
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Columbia Pictures Corp.
Distribution Company
Columbia Pictures Corp.
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 29m
Sound
Mono
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.37 : 1
Film Length
8 reels

Synopsis

Wealthy New York banker Daniel Van Dyke summons his wild family to announce that he is ill and plans to plead guilty to charges of income tax evasion in order to go to prison and get a rest from their antics. His cellmate is the notorious bootlegger Spot Ricardi, who regards himself as a businessman not unlike Van Dyke. The two become close friends, and Ricardi urges Van Dyke to take a stern hand in disciplining his family. As Van Dyke dies, he appoints Ricardi trustee of his estate, muttering "sucker" with his last breath. Upon his release, Ricardi changes his name to Joe Ricard and refuses to rejoin Tex and his former buddies of the underworld. To satisfy the family's curiosity about Ricardi, Van Dyke's daughter Carol poses as a reporter and visits him in Central Park, but he realizes her identity and dunks her in the lake. Ricardi then informs the family that he is taking charge, and orders Carol to end her engagement to Alan Bartlett, a pompous actor. Carol ignores his orders and sponsors a Coney Island party for her fiancé, at which she shows off Ricardi's former gangland car that she has bought. The angry Ricardi drives Carol and the car into the country, then sends the automobile over an embankment, which causes some suspicious farmers to take them prisoner. Ricardi falls in love with Carol, and although the feeling is not returned, he frightens Alan out of marrying her. In reply, Carol contacts Tex and suggests that Ricardi's former gang kidnap her to extort a ransom payment from Ricardi. When the police follow Ricardi with the ransom, Tex believes that he has been betrayed. Tex then shoots fellow gangster Fingers Boston after Boston tells Carol that Tex plans to kill her. Ricardi finds Finger's body with a note attached to it indicating the location of the mansion where Carol is being held. The police arrest Ricardi, but he escapes and leads them to the mansion, where the gang is captured. Tex is about to kill Ricardi, but Ricardi shoots him, then finds Carol in the cellar beating another gangster senseless. Safe from danger, Ricardi and Carol embrace, and finally admit their true feelings for each other.

Cast

George Raft

[Spot] Ricardi [also known as Joe Ricard]

Joan Bennett

Carol [Van Dyke]

Walter Connolly

Mr. [Daniel] Van Dyke

Billie Burke

Mrs. Van Dyke

Lloyd Nolan

Tex

Wallace Ford

[Fingers] Boston

James Blakely

Tony Van Dyke

Alan Mowbray

Ham [Alan Hamlin]

William Tannen

Cesar

Donald Meek

Uncle [Wyndersham]

Frank Rice

Milkman

Frank Conroy

Raleigh

Tom Kennedy

Slugs

Ivan Lebedeff

Count

Franklin Pangborn

Secretary

Thomas Jackson

Spieler

Huey White

Eddie Gore

Mack Gray

Ike

Peppino Dallalio

Don

Robert Middlemas

Desk sergeant

Walter Walker

Judge

Stanley Andrews

Wyndersham

Wyrley Birch

Dr. Schaeffer

Maynard Holmes

Edgar

Maxine Lewis

Crooner

Irving Bacon

Man at toll gate

James Burtis

Motorcycle cop

Hal Craig

Motorcycle cop

Ky Robinson

Motorcycle cop

Ted Oliver

Motorcycle cop

Eddie Gribbon

Detective

Loren Riebe

Human fly

Olaf Hytten

Butler

Joe North

Butler

George Mckay

Red

Ed Deering

District Attorney man

Jack Daley

District Attorney man

Gene Morgan

District Attorney man

Frank Austin

Railroad attendant

George Lloyd

Turnkey

Emmett Vogan

Reporter

Billy West

Reporter

Charles Sherlock

Reporter

Joe Clive

Reporter

Jimmy Harrison

Reporter

Stanley Mack

Reporter

Tom Costello

Reporter

Antrim Short

Reporter

Jack Gardner

Reporter

John Quillan

Bell boy

Victor Potel

Farmer

James B. "pop" Kenton

Farmer

Jack Duffy

Farmer

George Webb

Farmer

Frank La Rue

Prisoner

Frank Marlowe

Prisoner

Robert Wilber

Prisoner

Walter Perry

Prisoner

Stark Bishop

Prisoner

Al Ferguson

Prisoner

John Ince

Prison official

Donald Kerr

Sailor

Harrison Greene

Spieler

Lee Phelps

Bailiff

Lon Poff

Judge

Heinie Conklin

Waiter

Phillip Ronaldo

Waiter

Henry Sylvester

Stage manager

George Webb

Editor

J. Merrill Holmes

Prison doctor

Frank G. Fanning

Warden

Mike Lally

Photographer

William E. "babe" Lawrence

Photographer

Paul Jones

Photographer

Arnold Gray

Photographer

J. Thornton "jack" Baston

Photographer

Raymond Turner

Janitor

Oscar Rudolph

Newsboy

C. A. Bachman

Traffic cop

Kernan Cripps

Guard

Arthur Rankin

Lois Lindsay

Henry Rocquemore

Nadine Dore

John Webb Dillion

Arthur Stuart Hull

Paul Power

Grace Goodall

Gladys Gale

Edith Kingdon

Carrie Daumery

Lee Shumway

Bess Flowers

Film Details

Also Known As
Rich Girl's Folly, Rich Man's Daughter
Release Date
Oct 20, 1935
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Columbia Pictures Corp.
Distribution Company
Columbia Pictures Corp.
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 29m
Sound
Mono
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.37 : 1
Film Length
8 reels

Quotes

Trivia

Notes

Working titles for this film were Rich Man's Daughter and Rich Girl's Folly. The film marked producer B. P. Schulberg's first production for Columbia. Schulberg was previously at Paramount.