Ladies Should Listen (1934): Frank 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.

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Switchboard operator Anna Mirelle (Frances Drake) falls in love with businessman Julian De Lussac (Cary Grant), who lives in the same building. At first, she has gotten to know him only over the phone.

Then one day 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 had bought. As a result, she devises a plot to save him and expose the real 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 (who else?)

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


Directed by Frank Tuttle
Written by Claude Binyon, Guy Bolton, Alfred Savoir (play)
Distributed by Paramount Pictures

Release date: August 10, 1934

Running time: 62 minutes