Honor Among Lovers
Directed by Dorothy Arzner • 1931 • United States
Starring Claudette Colbert, Fredric March, Monroe Owsley
The incandescent presence of two rising stars—Claudette Colbert and Fredric March—lights up this deft blend of comedy, romance, and social drama. A young secretary (Colbert) faces a life-altering choice when she finds herself caught between an office flirtation with her dashing boss (March) and her relationship with her jealous boyfriend (Monroe Owsley). Director Dorothy Arzner cannily dissects the office politics of the modern workplace as well as the sexual politics of modern romance. A young Ginger Rogers lends comic support in an early secondary role.
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Directed by Ernst Lubitsch • 1931 • United States
Starring Maurice Chevalier, Claudette Colbert, Miriam Hopkins
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