Beauty and the Boss

Beauty and the Boss is a 1932 American pre-Code romantic comedy film directed by Roy Del Ruth and starring Marian Marsh, David Manners and Warren William.[1] It was based on a Hungarian play by Ladislas Fodor about a secretary who eventually marries her boss. An English language adaptation of the play by Benn Levy, entitled A Church Mouse, opened in London in early May, 1931. Another English language adaptation by Frederic and Fanny Hatton, also called A Church Mouse, opened in New York on 12 October 1931.[2]

Beauty and the Boss
Directed byRoy Del Ruth
Written byJoseph Jackson
Based onA Templom Egere
1927 play
by Ladislas Fodor
StarringMarian Marsh
David Manners
Warren William
Music byW. Franke Harling
CinematographyBarney McGill
Edited byJames B. Morley
Distributed byWarner Brothers
Release date
April 9, 1932
Running time
66 minutes
CountryUnited States

In 1934 Warner Brothers' British subsidiary remade the story at Teddington Studios as The Church Mouse.

The film's sets were designed by Anton Grot.

Plot summary

An executive hires a mousy, plain woman as his secretary so she will not divert him from his work, but she still becomes determined to win his heart.




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