Beauty and the Boss

Synopsis: The Baron is a banker, in Vienna, who works at at very fast pace. He appreciates beautiful women, but fires the beautiful Miss Frey as he considers her a diversion to work. Susie sneaks into his office to apply for the job as the Baron's secretary. Since she is plain looking, as poor as a 'Church Mouse' and very fast at dictation, she gets the job. She keeps all the women away from the Baron so that he can concentrate on his work. In Paris, Miss Frey tells Susie the secret to being 'A Woman', and the little Church Mouse becomes a Lion.
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Director(s): Roy Del Ruth
Production: Warner Bros.
66 min


I'm sure this merger will

make commercial history.

With renewed assurances

of my personal regards ..

I am, faithfully yours ..

Get that out right away so that it

can be mailed as soon as we land.

[ Radio ]

"Vienna. 73.12 and a half."

"Budapest 90.80."

"Berlin. 123.6 and a quarter."

"Paris. 20.28."

"New York. 518.45."

Have you got those

quotations down, Ludwig?

Yes, sir. Right on my cuff.

Well, Ludwig. How do you like flying?

Alright. But I don't think it will ever

take the place of the horse and buggy.

What about the oil deal? What were

your impressions of America like?

Did the merger go through?

Did you talk to Mr Rockefeller?

What is the financial

situation in the United States?

Gentlemen, if you see me in my

office this afternoon at 3 o'clock.

I'll give you a statement.

Thank you.

How did you find the Americans, Ludwig?

I took a taxi-cab.

Welcome home from America, Excellency.

You made a short trip this time.

A short trip? I was there four days.

What's happened during my absence?

I installed the new manager

in the branch office.

Send me the reports from all offices.

Excellency. May I say on behalf

of myself and the entire staff ..

That it is indeed a great pleasure

to have us with you again.

It is customary on such occasions ..

Too many words.

But on behalf of the staff I have

prepared an address of greetings.

Archaic inefficiency.

But ..

Send Miss Frey in at once.

Yes, Excellency.

Send me a stenographer as soon

as possible. Get Paris at once.

Where is that stenographer?

Wheres Ludwig?

Does the whole workforce have to die

after I go to American for a day or two?


Am I here? Of course I'm here.

Could I answer if I were not?

Oh, Baron Von Ullrich.

I'm so surprised to see you.

Surprised to see me? In my office?

But how can you get back

from America so soon?

On a boat.

Take a cable.

Yes, sir.

To Connor in New York. Arrived. Stop.

You're not stopping.

The stop goes in the cable.

Oh yes, I always forget that.

Directors' meeting Tuesday. Stop.

Cable decision. Stop. Urgent. Stop.

Yes, I see it.

But I've seen better.

Why, I didn't think you could see my ..

No, of course not.

But leave your skirt down.

During office hours.

But you dictate so fast I never

know where my skirt is.

Take a note. Call agency. Ascertain if a

trained, male stenographer is available.

But Baron ..

Take another cable.

Tokyo, London. Arrived. Stop.

Decision Tuesday. Stop.

I have it.

Don't squirm. I know you have hips.

An odor in my office?

What is it?

That's my perfume.

A blend made especially for me.

Called "Love At Dawn".


A good time for it. Make a note.

All employees at this office will cease

from using perfume during banking hours.

Take a letter. Directors, General

Oil Importing Company, Vienna.

Gentlemen, at last I am able

to report to you in detail.

In detail.

Why do you always repeat

after me, Miss Frey?

Pardon me, Baron. I do that

in order to keep up with you.

You dictate so rapidly.

I do everything rapidly.

Oh, Baron.

My trip to American was

particularly successful.

Period .. I saw ..

I say, Miss Frey. Why do

wear your dress so low?

Is it low?

Is it low? You know

perfectly well it's low.

Well, I'm sorry if my

shoulders annoy you.

It's not only your shoulders,

it's the whole area. You're ..

I don't like it.

You mean ..?

Low necks, bare shoulders

and bank hours don't mix.

Make a note. All female

employees of this establishment.

Must wear long sleeves and high necks.

Yes, sir.

Where was I?

Oh, yes.

I saw representatives of

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Ladislas Fodor

Ladislas Fodor (1898-1978) was a Hungarian novelist, playwright and screenwriter. more…

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