Ladies Should Listen (1934): Tuttle’s Romantic Comedy, Starring Cart Grant and Frances Drake

The telephone plays a crucial plot point in Frank Tuttle’s Ladies Should Listen, a comedy starring Cary Grant, Edward Everett Horton, Frances Drake.

Switchboard operator Anna Mirelle (Frances Drake) 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 girlfriend Marguerite (Rosita Moreno) is 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).

Meanwhile, De Lussac’s friend Paul Vernet (Edward Everett Horton), who is in love with millionaire’s daughter Susie Flamberg (Nydia Westman), faces a  jealous rage, as Susie has fallen in love with De Lussac.

In the end, Vernet gets a lesson on how to impress Susie, and De Lussac ends up with Anna.