Movies

Devil and Miss Jones, The (RKO 1941, Jean Arthur, Charles Coburn)

Devil and Miss Jones

In The Devil and Miss Jones the Bill Gates of his day (Charles Coburn) discovers an effigy of himself hanging outside a department store he didn’t even know he owned.

Curious, he ventures inside and becomes a clerk in order to investigate further. Naturally, the view from street level brings a new perspective and romance. A witty script is given a big lift from Jean Arthur and Charles Coburn.

When released The Devil and Miss Jones came in for some criticism for its unionist sympathies. It enraged some conservatives who believed Hollywood was becoming too liberal for its own good.

Cast: Charles Coburn, Jean Arthur, Spring Byington, Richard Carle,  Robert Cummings, William Demarest, S.Z. Sakall

Directors: Norman Krasna, Sam Wood
Producer: Frank Ross
Director of Photography: Harry Stradling
Editor: Sherman Todd
Composer: Roy Webb
Screenwriter: Norman Krasna
Production Designer: William Cameron Menzies

USA / RKO / 92 minutes / 1941

 





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