The Girl Said No (1937)

Director
Andrew L. Stone

Main cast
Robert Armstrong; Irene Hervey; Paula Stone; Edward Brophy; William Danforth

Genres
Comedy, Music

Description
Jimmie Allen, a shady bookie, is in love with Pearl Proctor, a greedy dance hall girl. He schemes to get her back after she rejects him; and along the way, he revives a failing Gilbert and Sullivan troupe.


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