She Knew All the Answers


1h 25m 1941

Film Details

Also Known As
A Girl's Best Friend Is Wall Street
Release Date
May 14, 1941
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Charles R. Rogers Productions
Distribution Company
Columbia Pictures Corp.
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the short story "A Girl's Best Friend" by Jane Allen in Hearst's International-Cosmopolitan (Dec 1938).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 25m
Sound
Mono
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.37 : 1
Film Length
7,790ft

Synopsis

When millionaire playboy Randy Bradford proposes to chorine Gloria Winters, Gloria eagerly accepts and the lovers elope in a hansom cab. En route, the cab is stopped by a motorcycle policeman, who tells Randy to contact his guardian, Mark Willows, a partner in the Wall Street firm that Randy's late father helped found. Randy phones Willows and is told that he will lose his inheritance if he elopes. Faced with forfeiting a fortune, Gloria persuades Randy to postpone the wedding. After dropping off Gloria at her apartment, Randy proceeds to Willows' office and the two argue. The next day, Gloria, who has never met Willows, conceals her identity and goes to his office, where she is surprised to discover that Willows is a handsome, young man. Hoping to convince him to change his mind about her, Gloria wangles a job as a switchboard operator. A few days later, Willows is in a bad mood and Gloria tells the barber downstairs that her boss is "bearish." Gloria's description is interpreted as meaning that he plans to sell his stock. When holders of Willows' favorite oil stock hear of his "plans," they decide to sell their shares, and as a result, the value drops. Furious upon learning the cause of the stock's slump, Willows fires Gloria. Before leaving the office building, Gloria naïvely suggests that the firm turn bullish, and as a result, brokers snap up the stock and Willows' firm earns twice as much as it lost. Now contrite, Willows visits Gloria to offer her job back. Surprised by his visit, Gloria lies that her chorus girl roommate, Sally Long, is actually her ailing sister. After Gloria returns to work, Willows asks her out on a date. Jealous, Randy tells Willows that he is ready to settle down and asks for a position at the office. One day, Willows discovers Randy and Gloria embracing, and deduces who really she is. Feeling betrayed, Willows coldly suggests that the two get married and offers to make the arrangements as well as give the bride away. On her wedding day, as Gloria ascends the altar, she realizes that she is in love with Willows. Willows discovers he is in love with Gloria, and Randy, panicking at the thought of losing his freedom, faints. Fleeing from the church, Willows and Gloria then elope in the same hansom cab that Gloria had previously occupied with Randy.

Film Details

Also Known As
A Girl's Best Friend Is Wall Street
Release Date
May 14, 1941
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Charles R. Rogers Productions
Distribution Company
Columbia Pictures Corp.
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the short story "A Girl's Best Friend" by Jane Allen in Hearst's International-Cosmopolitan (Dec 1938).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 25m
Sound
Mono
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.37 : 1
Film Length
7,790ft

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Notes

The working title of this film was A Girl's Best Friend Is Wall Street. This marked producer Charles Rogers' initial effort at Columbia. On January 11, 1943, Lux Radio Theatre broadcast a radio version of Jane Allen's story, starring Joan Bennett, Preston Foster and Eve Arden.