The Greeks Had a Word for Them

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  • Genre(s): Comedy Drama
  • Release year: 1932
  • Running time: 79 min
The Greeks Had a Word for Them (1932), also known as Three Broadway Girls, is a Pre-Code comedy film directed by Lowell Sherman, produced by Samuel Goldwyn, and released by United Artists. It stars Joan Blondell, Madge Evans, and Ina Claire and is... read more
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The Greeks Had a Word for Them (1932), also known as Three Broadway Girls, is a Pre-Code comedy film directed by Lowell Sherman, produced by Samuel Goldwyn, and released by United Artists. It stars Joan Blondell, Madge Evans, and Ina Claire and is based on the play The Greeks Had a Word for It by Zoë Akins. The studio originally wanted actress Jean Harlow for the lead, after her success in Red-Headed Woman (1932). She was under contract to Howard Hughes and he refused to loan her out. The movie served as inspiration for films like Three Blind Mice (1938 film) (1938), Moon Over Miami (1941), and How to Marry a Millionaire (1953).Also "Ladies in Love" (1936) has a similar pattern and produced like "Three Blind Mice" by Darryl F. Zanuck.

Original Release

02/13/1932

US Release

02/13/1932

Cast

Joan Blondell Schatzi / Schatzi Sutro
Madge Evans Polaire / Polaire Quinn
Ina Claire Jean Lawrence
David Manners Dey Emery
Lowell Sherman Boris Feldman
Phillips Smalley Justin Emery
Sidney Bracey The Waiter
Betty Grable Hat Check Girl
Louise Beavers Beautician
Wilson Benge Bellings the Butler
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Lowell Sherman

Writers

Zoe Akins, Sidney Howard

Cast

Joan Blondell Schatzi / Schatzi Sutro
Madge Evans Polaire / Polaire Quinn
Ina Claire Jean Lawrence
David Manners Dey Emery
Lowell Sherman Boris Feldman
Phillips Smalley Justin Emery
Sidney Bracey The Waiter
Betty Grable Hat Check Girl
Louise Beavers Beautician
Wilson Benge Bellings the Butler
Ward Bond Taxi Driver
Harry Bowen Schatze's Cabby
Jack Byron Speakeasy Patron
Charles Coleman Waiter
Albert Conti Frenchman on Liner
Patrick Cunning Men's Room Patron
Jay Eaton Nightclub Patron
Bill Elliott Wedding Guest
Budd Fine Cop at Accident
Creighton Hale Wedding Supervisor

Producers

Editors

Stuart Heisler

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