Colleen (film)

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Movie still
Directed by Alfred E. Green
Written by Peter Milne
F. Hugh Herbert
Sig Herzig
Story by Robert Lord
Starring Dick Powell
Ruby Keeler
Jack Oakie
Joan Blondell
Cinematography Byron Haskin
Sol Polito
Edited by Terry O. Morse
Distributed by Warner Bros.
Release dates
  • March 21, 1936 (1936-03-21)
Running time
89 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Colleen is a 1936 Warner Bros. musical film directed by Alfred E. Green. It stars Dick Powell, Ruby Keeler, and Joan Blondell.


Colleen is the manager of a dress shop named "The Ames Company", owned by Donald Ames. They try to keep Uncle Cedric from working, because he'll ruin the company. Troubles start when he hires schemer Joe as his personal assistant. He later also hires Minnie, a woman who has a great passion for fashion. When he buys the dress shop for Minnie where Colleen works as a bookkeeper, a scandal is soon followed. Donald decides to shut the shop, but is stopped because of his infatuation towards Colleen. It is Colleen who eventually makes a profit out of the things that happened. Meanwhile, a man named Cedric tries to adopt Minnie. Minnie refuses and thereby causes a scandal. This angers Alicia, but the press can't get enough of it. Donald loses Colleen's affection and thus is sued by Joe.



Ruby Keeler, Jack Oakie, Joan Blondell, Hugh Herbert, Louise Fazenda, Luis Alberni and Marie Wilson and chorus and tap-danced by Paul Draper and chorus

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