Ladies Should Listen
|Ladies Should Listen|
|Directed by||Frank Tuttle|
|Written by||Claude Binyon|
Alfred Savoir (play)
Edward Everett Horton
|Distributed by||Paramount Pictures|
The switchboard operator Anna Mirelle (Frances Drake) in an apartment building falls in love with businessman Julian De Lussac (Cary Grant), who lives in the building, whom she has gotten to know only over the phone. When she discovers that the man's current girlfriend Marguerite (Rosita Moreno) is actually part of a scheme to swindle him out of an option of a nitrate mine concession in Chile he bought, she devises a plot to save him and expose the con artist, Marguerite's husband Ramon Cintos (Rafael Corio).
De Lussac's friend Paul Vernet (Edward Everett Horton), who is in love with millionaire's daughter Susie Flamberg (Nydia Westman), has to face a great jealous rage, as Susie has fallen in love with De Lussac and has brought in her father to force him into marrying her. He will come out of it by giving Vernet a lesson on how he should act with Susie to impress her. De Lussac gets rid of Marguerite and ends up with Anna.
- Cary Grant as Julian De Lussac
- Frances Drake as Anna Mirelle
- Edward Everett Horton as Paul Vernet
- Nydia Westman as Susi Flamberg
- Rosita Moreno as Marguerite Cintos
- Joseph North as Butler (as Joe North)
- Charles Ray as Henri, the porter
- Rafael Corio as Ramon Cintos
- George Barbier as Joseph Flamberg
- Charles Arnt as Albert, the manservant
- Clara Lou Sheridan (Ann Sheridan) as Adele
- Henrietta Burnside as Operator
The film was poorly received. Wolfe Kaufman of Variety thought that Grant was "brutally miscast", though Rob Wagner of Script announced that he was "particularly pleased" with him, comparing him to Clark Gable in It Happened One Night that year, with his ability to "surprise everyone with his delightful flair for light comedy".
- Deschner 1973, pp. 76-77.