The Devil and Miss Jones

Synopsis: Department store owner J.P. Merrick finds that several of his employees are unionizing to get more money and better working conditions. In order to find out who the organizers are, he gets a job at the store as a shoe salesman. Not realizing his true identity, he's befriended by Mary Jones and Joe O'Brien, the two ringleaders, and Elizabeth Ellis, a charming older woman with whom he develops a romance.
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Director(s): Sam Wood
Production: RKO Pictures
 
IMDB:
7.8
Rotten Tomatoes:
100%
APPROVED
Year:
1941
92 min
46 Views

Welcome to the shoe department Mr. Higgins.

You come right along with me.

Now. This will be your counter Mr. Higgins.

Bedrooms, Lounging, and House slippers.

You know, this is really the best job.

No bending down for try-ons,

no running back-and-forth for different models.

Everything is right here.

I wish that I had this counter.

He doesn't think that I'm good enough

to sell shoes, Is that it?

Now don't be silly. This is just the same.

It's even better.

You have to be more clever selling

slippers than you do shoes.

Don't forget people can always do without slippers.

They have to be convinced.

How could he tell I'm not a good

a salesman as the next one?

It's just your vanity that's hurt.

And you can sell shoes

when you relief for lunch.

Show him then what a good salesman you are.

Your lunch hour will be from 12:00 to 1:00.

That's in 30 minutes.

I'm not going to eat lunch.

You're not?

I'm going to stay here selling slippers.

I'm going to make a good impression.

Why aren't you going to have lunch?

I'm not hungry.

I never have lunch anyway.

You go to lunch at 12:00 sharp.

I uh...No arguments.

You don't mind waiting on me do you?

What can I do for you madam?

1. Intelligence test out.

2. Pay Miss Jones 50 cents.

3. Fire Section Manager?

Mr Higgins?

It's time for lunch. I'll take over the counter.

I'm really not hungry.

Why do you argue so much?

You go to lunch! And hurry up about it.

I don't know where to go.

Well, you...um

Oh Elizabeth!

Yes.

Miss Ellis, this is Mr. Higgins.

How do you do?

How do you do?

Elizabeth if you're going to lunch will you show

Mr. Higgins where the employees restaurant is please?

I'd be glad too.

Did you sell anything?

One pair of mens slippers,

size 9, $1.98

That's fine!

Did you have any trouble selling them?

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Norman Krasna

Norman Krasna (November 7, 1909 – November 1, 1984) was an American screenwriter, playwright, producer, and film director. He is best known for penning screwball comedies which centered on a case of mistaken identity. Krasna also directed three films during a forty-year career in Hollywood. He garnered four Academy Award screenwriting nominations, winning once for 1943's Princess O'Rourke, a film he also directed. more…

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