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She Married Her Boss

She Married Her Boss
  • 1935
  • US
  • 85 min
  • Directed by: Gregory La Cava
  • Cast: Claudette Colbert, Melvyn Douglas, Michael Bartlett

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An efficient secretary tries to bring some working-class common sense to running her boss’s household but meets resistance from his family. Played for naturalistic satire rather than belly laughs, this is an interesting set of variations on some of La Cava’s favourite themes.

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Gregory La Cava Retrospective

28 Jun 2012

A look at the glamour, irreverence and eccentricity of the under-appreciated Hollywood director

It’s touching somehow that Nora Ephron’s sad death coincided with the arrival of a Gregory La Cava retrospective at EIFF and Filmhouse. His masterworks of screwball action and improvised banter occupy just the sort of eternal Old Hollywood cocktail hour…

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