Girl Without a Room
Girl Without a Room is a 1933 American pre-Code musical comedy film starring Charles Farrell, Charles Ruggles, and Marguerite Churchill. This early light comedy farce set in Paris was written by Claude Binyon, Frank Butler, and Jack Lait, and directed by Ralph Murphy.
|Girl Without a Room|
Theatrical poster to Girl Without a Room (1933)
|Directed by||Ralph Murphy|
|Produced by||Charles R. Rogers|
|Written by||Claude Binyon|
Jack Lait (novel)
|Edited by||Richard C. Currier|
|Distributed by||Paramount Pictures|
As well as featuring some scenes with dialogue rendered in rhyming couplets, the film is notable as an example of Hollywood's attitude to abstract art in the 1930s. The hero is a no-nonsense representational artist from Tennessee, who, transplanted to Paris, meets a crowd of pretentious types in a Montparnasse garret. Chief among them is an artist who believes in depicting the soul of an object rather than the object itself. Played by comic star Charlie Ruggles, his name is Crock, as in 'crock of s**t'.