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The Gilded Lily (1935)

The Gilded Lily





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In this romantic comedy, Marilyn David (Claudette Colbert) is a stenographer who has become good friends with Peter Dawes (Fred MacMurray), a newspaper reporter who takes the same subway as she does each morning. While Peter is crazy about Marilyn, she has her eye on Charles Gray (Ray Milland), a wealthy Englishman. Charles is the son of Lloyd Granville (C. Aubrey Smith), a titled British nobleman, which means Charles is rich, good looking, and minor royalty, tipping the scales in his favor. Charles proposes marriage to Marilyn, but after a sudden argument, she turns him down. Peter is ecstatic at this bit of news and publishes an article about the working girl who passed on a chance to marry into money and nobility. Marilyn is suddenly famous as "The No Girl," and is even able to turn her sudden notoriety into a new career as a nightclub performer. Marilyn's fame causes Charles to take a second look at her; he asks her to reconsider, but Marilyn wonders if she might be better off with Peter after all. The Gilded Lily was the first co-starring vehicle for Claudette Colbert and Fred MacMurray, who would go on to make seven movies together.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Romance, Classics, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Claude Binyon
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Paramount Pictures


Claudette Colbert
as Marylin David
Fred MacMurray
as Peter Dawes
Ray Milland
as Charles Gray/Granvil...
C. Aubrey Smith
as Lloyd Granville
Donald Meek
as Hankerson
Michelette Burani
as Lily's Maid
Claude King
as Boat Captain
Ferdinand Munier
as Otto Bushe
Rita Carlyle
as Proprietor's Wife
Forrester Harvey
as English Inn Propriet...
Leonid Kinskey
as Vocal Teacher
Mary Gordon
as Hugo's Wife
Charles C. Wilson
as Pete's Editor
Walter Shumway
as Assistant Editor
Rollo Lloyd
as City Editor
Reginald Barlow
as Managing Editor
Esther Muir
as Divorcee
Pat Somerset
as Man in London Club
Eddie Dunn
as Reporter
Warren Hymer
as Taxi Driver
Rudolph Cameron
as Photographer
Jack Egan
as Photographer
Jack Norton
as Photographer
Hayden Stevenson
as Cameramen at New Yor...
Perry Ivins
as Cameramen at New Yor...
Cherry Campbell
as Cameramen at New Yor...
Samuel E. Hines
as Cameramen at New Yor...
Mel Ruick
as English Band Leader
Stanley Mann
as Steward with Telegra...
Ambrose Barker
as British Reporter
David Thursby
as British Reporter
William Begg
as Patrons at Nate's Ca...
Dick French
as Patrons at Nate's Ca...
Ronnie Rondell
as Patrons at Nate's Ca...
Rebecca Wassem
as Patrons at Nate's Ca...
Adele Corliss
as Patrons at Nate's Ca...
Gale Ronn
as Patrons at Nate's Ca...
Albert Pollet
as Headwaiter
Cyril Ring
as Headwaiter
Charles Wilson
as Pete's Editor
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