The Girl Said No (1937 film)

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The Girl Said No
Directed byAndrew L. Stone
Written byBetty Laidlaw
Robert Lively
StarringRobert Armstrong
Irene Hervey
Paula Stone
Music byGilbert and Sullivan
Distributed byGrand National Pictures
Release date(s)
  • October 15, 1937 (1937-10-15)
Running time76 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
 
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The Girl Said No
Directed byAndrew L. Stone
Written byBetty Laidlaw
Robert Lively
StarringRobert Armstrong
Irene Hervey
Paula Stone
Music byGilbert and Sullivan
Distributed byGrand National Pictures
Release date(s)
  • October 15, 1937 (1937-10-15)
Running time76 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish

The Girl Said No (aka With Words and Music) is a black and white 1937 musical comedy film about a shady bookie who is in love with a greedy dance hall girl and schemes to get her back after she rejects him. Along the way, he revives a failing Gilbert and Sullivan troupe. The picture stars Robert Armstrong and uses musical numbers from Gilbert and Sullivan. The film was directed and produced by Andrew L. Stone.

Plot[edit]

Jimmie (Robert Armstrong), a shady bookie, meets Pearl (Irene Hervey), a taxi dance hall girl. He takes her out on a number of dates, pretending to be a high profile producer. Unfortunately for him, she refuses to be his girlfriend. To get his revenge, Jimmie promises to make her a Broadway star and becomes her manager. He takes her to expensive dinners and meetings with people in the top entertainment circles.

Jimmie tricks Pearl into signing a contract under which most of her earnings go to him. He persuades a defunct Gilbert and Sullivan troupe to re-form, obtains an empty theatre for a night, and fills it by blackmail. They play The Mikado, which is deservedly a hit. Overwhelmed with regret over his deceit, he proposes, and she, overwhelmed with gratitude over his support, accepts.

Cast[edit]

Awards[edit]

The film was nominated for an Academy Award in the category Best Sound (A. E. Kaye).[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "With Words and Music at the Internet Archive". Internet Archive. Retrieved 2009-08-27. 
  2. ^ "The 10th Academy Awards (1938) Nominees and Winners". oscars.org. Retrieved 2011-08-10. 

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