Girl Without a Room

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Girl Without a Room
Girl Without a Room.jpg
Theatrical poster to Girl Without a Room (1933)
Directed by Ralph Murphy
Produced by Charles R. Rogers
Written by Claude Binyon
Frank Butler
Jack Lait (novel)
Starring Charles Farrell
Charles Ruggles
Marguerite Churchill
Cinematography Leo Tover
Edited by Richard C. Currier
Distributed by Paramount Pictures
Release date
  • December 8, 1933 (1933-12-08)
Running time
78 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Girl Without a Room is a 1933 American Pre-Code musical comedy film starring Charles Farrell, Charles Ruggles, and Marguerite Churchill. This early light comedy farce set in Paris was written by Claude Binyon, Frank Butler, and Jack Lait, and directed by Ralph Murphy.

As well as featuring some scenes with dialogue rendered in rhyming couplets, the film is notable as an example of Hollywood's attitude to abstract art in the 1930s. The hero is a no-nonsense representational artist from Tennessee, who, transplanted to Paris, meets a crowd of pretentious types in a Montparnasse garret. Chief among them is an artist who believes in depicting the soul of an object rather than the object itself. Played by comic star Charlie Ruggles, his name is Crock, as in 'crock of s**t'.


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