The Church Mouse (Full Screen)

Starring: Edward Chapman & Ian Hunter Director: Monty Banks
Businessman, who looks upon his secretary as a machine, receives a pleasantly rude awakening--marriage.
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  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 15 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
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  • Originally Released: 1934
  • Label: Warner Archives
  • Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame
  • Audio:
    • English

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Wish fulfillment meets wit in a sassy, sophisticated 1934 comedy that told a girl how to succeed in business in an era when success meant marrying the boss, not nabbing the corner office. Blonde charmer Laura La Plante (in one of her last films in a career that included her reign as one of the silent screen's leading stars) goes dowdy in the title role, playing meek Betty Miller, who's much better at dictation than flirtation. In fact, she's just what banker Johnathan Steele (Ian Hunter) wants - someone who won't take his mind off business. Then Betty meets Steele's va-va-voom previous secretary (and current mistress) and learns what a splash of perfume and personality can do for a girl, especially one with a promotion to Mrs. on her mind!

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A church mouse may be quiet, but not in this zippy British comedy from Warner Bros.' Teddington Studios. Hollywood's Laura LaPlante plays a meek, drab secretary in the employ of handsome banker Ian Hunter. She takes off her glasses, and--gosh!--she's gorgeous. Old silent-comedy hands W. Scott Darling and Tom Geraghty fashioned their screenplay from a play by Ladislas Fodor and Paul Frank (previously filmed as a silent). THE CHURCH MOUSE was directed by slapstick comedian Monty Banks, who essays a small role as Harry Blump.

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Love | Romance
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