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
Rotten Tomatoes:
92 min

Oh no. No


Be back in an hour now.

The restaurant's two flights up.

Aren't you coming?

I always bring my own lunch and eat in the park.

It's pleasant in there.

I don't intend to eat at all.

Would it inconvenience you if I sat with you?

Not at all. I'd love to have you.

Thank you.

Kind of stuffy in here.

Yes isn't it?

Sure you won't have something?

No, no thank you very much. I never eat lunch.

You men worry more about

your figures than women do.

It's not my figure I worry about.

It's uh...I'm just not hungry.

Isn't it terrible about the store

not letting people organize?

I made these myself.

It's very rude of you not to try one.

I wonder where they are

holding a meeting tonight?

Go on, eat it.

What is it?

Tunafish popover.

Tunafish popover?

My own invention.

Bite it.

On no, I couldn't really, I couldn't.

Oh please.

If I asked you too?

You haven't got a graham cracker have you?

Oh a grown man eating graham crackers.

Why there's no nurishment in that.

You eat that popover.

It won't bite you.

Won't it though?


Like it?

I don't know yet.

Is it good tunafish?

Costs 12 cents a tin.

12 cents!

It's almost as good as you can buy.


Go on, eat it.

Tastes good.

Thank you

Here, have another.

No no, thank you just the same.

Oh, one isn't enough to feed an infant.

Go on, take it.

How does a man exist without

a woman looking after him?

I could tell you were a single man.

You are single aren't you?

Yes, I am.

What did you do before this?

What kind of work?

Oh all kinds. You'd be surprised.

Were you out of work long

before you got this job?

Hmm. Yes.

How long were you employed at your last place?

Fifteen years.

And how long before that?

Ten years.

Isn't that awful.

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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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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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