Biography of a Bachelor Girl (1935)
A film directed by Edward H. Griffith

Genre: Comedy / Romance

Film Review

Biography of a Bachelor Girl is an American comedy romance film first released on 4th January 1935, directed by Edward H. Griffith. Cinematography was by James Wong Howe and the film was scored by Herbert Stothart. It is based on a play by S.N. Behrman and stars Ann Harding, Robert Montgomery, Edward Everett Horton, Edward Arnold and Una Merkel.   It is a Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer production, produced by Edward H. Griffith and distributed by Loew's. Location filming was in Big Bear Lake, Big Bear Valley, San Bernardino National Forest, California, USA.   It is a black and white film and runs to 1 hour and 22 minutes.  

Our overall rating for Biography of a Bachelor Girl is: good - passable entertainment.

Other notable films that have been directed by Edward H. Griffith include: Sea Raiders (1922), Love Over Night (1928), Rebound (1931) and Bahama Passage (1941). The actor Robert Montgomery has also appeared in: Strangers May Kiss (1931), Hell Below (1933), Night Must Fall (1937) and Here Comes Mr. Jordan (1941).

Other comedy/romance films of the 1930s from USA that are worth watching include: George Stevens's A Damsel in Distress (1937), Sam Wood's A Night at the Opera (1935), Garson Kanin's Bachelor Mother (1939), Frank Capra's Platinum Blonde (1931) and Frank Capra's You Can't Take It with You (1938).

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Film Credits

  • Director: Edward H. Griffith
  • Script: Anita Loos, S.N. Behrman (play), Horace Jackson (dialogue)
  • Photo: James Wong Howe
  • Music: Herbert Stothart
  • Cast: Ann Harding (Marion Forsythe), Robert Montgomery (Richard 'Dickie' Kurt), Edward Everett Horton (Leander 'Bunny' Nolan), Edward Arnold (Mr. 'Feydie' Feydak), Una Merkel (Slade Kinnicott), Charles Richman (Mr. Orrin Kinnicott), Greta Meyer (Minnie, Marion's Maid), Willard Robertson (Grigsby), Donald Meek (Mr. Irish), Mischa Auer (Mr. Rabinowitz a Writer), Harry C. Bradley (Davison), Walter Brennan (Reporter on Ship), Nora Cecil (Ship's Matron), Eddie Dunn (Bill, Furniture Mover), Lillian Harmer (Woman in Irish's Store), Gladden James (Reporter on Ship), John Kelly (Furniture Mover), John 'Skins' Miller (Man in Irish's Store), Richard Powell (Man in Irish's Store), Gertrude Sutton (Miss Sutton), Phil Tead (Hendricks, Reporter), Richard Tucker (Mr. Neff Everyweek Publisher), Minerva Urecal (Miss Bella 'Bell' Clark), Dennis O'Keefe
  • Country: USA
  • Language: English
  • Support: Black and White
  • Runtime: 82 min

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