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THE DEVIL AND MISS JONES (1941)

Stardust and Shadows Posted by Terry on Jun 27, 2018

This picture Directed by Sam Wood for RKO STUDIOS is an odd film to view.  Not so much because of the  story which is of a Millionaire goes undercover at his own store to find the people responsible for hanging his effigy from a  street light as protest but  because of the main characters. It follo read more

The Devil and Miss Jones (1941)

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Aug 4, 2017

Its title suggests that this film might be something like Lubitsch’s Heaven can Wait but The Devil and Miss Jones could easily hold the title as the original version of  Undercover Boss. Although its main function is on the romantic and comic planes, it also has a bit of a social message behin read more

The Devil and Miss Jones (1941)

4 Star Films Posted by 4 Star Film Fan on Aug 4, 2017

Its title suggests that this film might be something like Lubitsch’s Heaven can Wait but The Devil and Miss Jones could easily hold the title as the original version of  Undercover Boss. Although its main function is on the romantic and comic planes, it also has a bit of a social message behin read more

The Devil and Miss Jones (1941)

Flickers in Time Posted by Beatrice on Jun 5, 2014

The Devil and Miss Jones Directed by Sam Wood Written by Norman Krasna 1941/US Frank Ross-Norman Krasna Inc. First viewing/Olive Films DVD What a terrific movie! J.P. Merrick (Charles Coburn) is The Richest Man in the World.  He is one of those people that thinks everyone else is an idiot and likes read more

The Devil and Miss Jones (1941, Sam Wood)

The Stop Button Posted by on Oct 2, 2013

The Devil and Miss Jones has three or four stages in the narrative, but director Sam Wood basically has three. The first phase–covering the first two narrative stages–feature this singular composition technique. For close-ups, Wood either gives his actors a lot of headroom (fifty percen read more

The Devil and Miss Jones (1941)

The Motion Pictures Posted by Lindsey on Aug 18, 2013

(Image via The Movie Title Stills Collection) J.P. Merrick (Charles Coburn) is a very rich and very grumpy department store owner. When his employees decide to start unionizing, hoping to get higher pay and better conditions in the workplace, he decides to take action to stop them. Determined to fin read more

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