Three Girls Lost (1931)

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    • Three Girls Lost (1931)

      THREE GIRLS LOST

      DIRECTED BY SYDNEY LANFIELD
      FOX FILM CORPORATION


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      Duke with Loretta Young

      INFORMATION FROM IMDb

      Plot Summary
      Three smalltown girls, Noreen, Edna, and Marsha, arrive in the big city
      and rent an apartment together. When Marsha becomes locked out without her key
      handsome architect Gordon Wales helps her get in, and a mild flirtation developes.
      Gordon gets Marsha a job with wealthy William Marriott, who falls for her.
      Marriott, though, is a racketeer with vengeful enemies.
      When he is murdered, Gordon becomes a suspect, due to remarks by Marsha
      that cause the authorities to think Gordon was jealous of Marriott over Marsha.
      Gordon, however, has found himself truly attracted to Marsha's roommate, Noreen.
      Noreen nobly enlists her smalltown sweetheart in Gordon's legal defense.
      Summary written by Jim Beaver

      Full Cast
      Loretta Young .... Norene McMann
      Lew Cody .... William (Jack) Marriott
      John Wayne .... Gordon Wales
      Joan Marsh .... Marcia Tallant
      Joyce Compton .... Edna Best
      Brooks Benedict .... Airport Lothario (uncredited)
      George Beranger .... Andre (uncredited)
      Ward Bond .... Airline Steward (uncredited)
      Paul Fix .... Tony Halcomb (uncredited)
      Willie Fung .... Chinese Headwaiter (uncredited)
      Sherry Hall .... Reporter (uncredited)
      Tenen Holtz .... Photographer (uncredited)
      Hank Mann .... Taxicab Driver (uncredited)
      Robert Emmett O'Conn.... Detective (uncredited)
      Bert Roach .... Undetermined Role (uncredited)
      Charles Sullivan .... Taxicab Driver (uncredited)
      Kathrin Clare Ward .... Mrs. McGee (uncredited)

      Writing Credits
      Robert Hardy Andrews (story)
      Bradley King

      Cinematography
      L. William O'Connell

      Trivia
      The movie exists at the UCLA (University College Los Angeles)[/COLOR][/B] (1 reel missing) cinema.ucla.edu

      Goofs
      Unknown

      Filming Locations
      Unknown
      Best Wishes
      Keith
      London- England

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    • Three Girls Lost is a 1931 American Western film directed by Sidney Lanfield
      and starring Loretta Young, Lew Cody, and John Wayne.
      Based on a story by Robert Hardy Andrews,
      the film is about an architect who finds his neighbor locked out and flirts with her.
      When he is accused of murdering a racketeer,
      he becomes romantically involved with his neighbor's roommate.

      The film miscast Duke as an architect.
      He plays a gentlemen
      who stands passively as a girl is abducted.

      Duke hated the scene, and told the director
      he would have stopped the abduction.

      The director Sidney Lansfield said
      Duke, you're playing a gentleman
      Duke questioned his definition of 'gentleman',
      but played the part anyway.

      Variety thought
      Duke showed promise,
      but panned the film.

      The New York Times reviewer best sums up the film
      It is all rather silly

      The movie exists at the UCLA (University College Los Angeles)[/COLOR][/B]
      (1 reel missing) cinema.ucla.edu

      It would be great, if any of our members,
      have seen this film, and could add their comments

      User Review
      $75 Per Week
      5 February 2004 | by Single-Black-Male (London, England)

      After 'The Big Trail', the 24 year old John Wayne was on $75 per week.
      This film highlights his awkward sideways smile, a genuine expression from his soul.
      He delivers his lines clumsily though, fluffing a few simple words.
      Best Wishes
      Keith
      London- England

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    • Re: Three Girls Lost (1931)

      Well, this is what the UCLA Film and Television Archive had to say about this film. They claim to have an incomplete print of it in their library, however it is apparently not available for public viewing.


      ...: Three girls lost / Fox Film Corporation ; Wm. Fox presents
      ; Sidney Lanfield production ; associate producer, A.L.
      Rockett ; story by Robert D. Andrews ; screen play and
      dialogue, Bradley King.
      United States : Fox Film Corporation, c1931.

      Cast: With Loretta Young [Noreen, i.e. Norene, McMann], Lew Cody
      [William, i.e., Jack, Marriott], John Wayne [Gordon
      Wales], Joan Marsh [Marcia Tallant], Joyce Compton [Edna
      Best]. [Paul Fix (Tony); Katherine Ward (Mrs. McGee);
      Bert Roach].

      Credits: Photography, L.W. O'Connell; sound recorder, Alfred
      Bruzlin; settings, Jack Schulze; costumes, Sophie
      Wachner; film editor, Ralph Dietrich.

      ...: Drama; feature.
      Bracketed cast credits supplied from: Film Daily yearbook,
      1932, and xerox of studio records supplied by AFI
      cataloger.
      Playing time on release was 71-72 min., according to: AFI
      catalog, 1931-1940.
      Exit music at end of last reel.
      Copyright: Fox Film Corp.; 2Mar31; LP2084.
      Passed by National Board of Review.

      Summary: "At the Minneapolis airport, Norene McMann, who is tired of
      living in the small town of Fremont, bids adieu to her
      fiancé, Tony Halcomb, and boards a plane bound for
      Chicago. On the plane, she meets Edna Best, who is from
      a small town in Missouri, and in the big city, they
      decide to room together with gold digger Marcia Tallant,
      a fellow passenger who is from a small town in Oregon.
      During their first night, Marcia, excited about being in
      the big city, slips out the front door, but then cannot
      get back in because the door is kept locked after ten.
      Gordon Wales, an architect who lives next to the women,
      lets Marcia in and, led on by her flirtation, kisses her
      goodnight and invites her to breakfast. The next day,
      Gordon takes Marcia to the lakefront penthouse apartment
      that he is building for underworld figure Jack Marriott.
      Marriott takes an interest in her and gets her a
      high-paying job as a photographer's model. Meanwhile,
      Edna has had no luck getting work, and Norene has found
      a job in a meatpacking house. Two months later, Marcia
      has become Gordon's fiancée, Edna has fallen in love,
      and Norene has received a disappointingly unromantic
      letter from Tony, who wants her to return to Fremont.
      After Marcia asks Norene to tell Gordon that she cannot
      keep a dinner date, Norene accompanies Gordon to a chop
      suey joint, and they find that they like each other.
      When the penthouse is completed, Marriott throws a
      party, during which Gordon gets drunk because of the
      attention Marcia pays to Marriott. Marcia, also drunk,
      accepts Marriott's invitation to go for a ride to get
      breakfast, despite the attempts of both Gordon and
      Norene to dissuade her. Marriott and Marcia leave
      together, and Gordon, prodded by Norene, follows in a
      taxi. Two mobsters angry at Marriott also pursue him,
      and when Marcia sees the mobsters following, Marriott
      lets her off. Because she has left her purse in the car
      with her money, she has to walk home. Gordon meets her
      at the doorstep, and they argue when she says she has
      been trying to help him get ahead by going out with
      Marriott. She kisses Gordon, who is still angry, and
      Norene, seeing them, becomes upset because she has
      fallen for Gordon herself. Police then arrive and report
      that Marriott has been shot through the head and that
      Marcia's purse was found in his car. After Marcia
      reveals that Gordon followed them, he is arrested. When
      Marcia refuses Norene's entreaty that she put up money
      to pay for a lawyer for Gordon, Norene sends a telegram
      to Tony asking him to wire $300 immediately. Norene
      visits Gordon in jail, and because she thinks that he
      loves Marcia, she tells him that Marcia paid for the
      lawyer. She also says she is leaving the next day to
      return and marry Tony. Afraid that Norene is in trouble,
      Tony comes to Chicago, but she confesses to him that she
      loves Gordon. After Gordon is freed because the real
      murderer is apprehended, Edna, whose love affair turned
      out to be a dud, encourages Norene to fight for Gordon,
      but because she believes that only Norene can make
      Gordon happy, Norene plans to reconcile with Tony.
      Gordon rebukes Marcia and goes to see Norene. As he
      arrives at her apartment building, Norene hails the cab
      he is in to go to Tony's hotel. Gordon pulls her inside,
      and they embrace, to the amusement of the cab
      driver"--AFI catalog, 1931-1940.

      ...: PRESERVATION HISTORY: Preserved at the UCLA Film and
      Television Archive.
      Rev. April 7, 2004, my.

      Topics(s): Fortune hunters--Illinois--Chicago--Drama.

      Genre(s)/form(s): Features.
      UCLA preservation.

      Credits heading(s):
      3 girls lost.
      Fox, William, 1879-1952. production
      Lanfield, Sidney, 1898-1972. direction
      Rockett, Al. production
      Andrews, Robert D., 1903-1976. writing
      King, Bradley, b. 1894. writing
      O'Connell, L. William, 1890- camera
      Bruzlin, Alfred. sound
      Schulze, Jack. production design
      Wachner, Sophie. production design
      Dietrich, Ralph, 1902- editing
      Young, Loretta, 1913-2000. cast
      Cody, Lew, 1888-1934. cast
      Wayne, John, 1907-1979. cast
      Marsh, Joan, 1913- cast
      Compton, Joyce, 1907- cast
      Fix, Paul, 1901-1983. cast
      Roach, Bert, 1891-1971. cast
      Fox Film Corporation.

      BBID (expression): 124400

      Location: NON-CIRCULATING RESEARCH AND STUDY CENTER COPY

      Inventory Number: VA2138 M

      Collection: MP Motion Picture Collection

      Format: 1 videocassette of 1 (VHS) : sd., b&w ; 1/2 in.

      Condition: Incomplete.

      Reproduction: Los Angeles, Calif. : UCLA Film and Television Archive,
      1989. REPRODUCTION: Reproduced by UCLA Film and
      Television Archive from 16 mm. safety print (M20581).
      Reproduction for preservation purposes permitted by
      Twentieth Century-Fox.

      Notes: NOTES: Cataloging based on transcription done by AFI
      cataloger. VA2138 M
      MY1

      HLDID (manifestation):
      216960
      ______________________________

      Location: Non-circulating Nitrate Vaults research copy

      Inventory Number: M15054

      Collection: MP Motion Picture Collection

      Format: 6 reels of 7 (ca. 6000 ft.) : opt sd., b&w ; 35 mm. nitrate
      print.

      Condition: Incomplete: parts of r4 & 5 destroyed; remainder combined
      as r4-5.

      Notes: NOTES: Studio print. Copy added from inventory record
      without viewing or inspection. LOCATION: G83-R19-26
      MY2

      HLDID (manifestation):
      216963
      ______________________________

      Location: Non-circulating Preservation Vault archival copy

      Inventory Number: M16689

      Collection: MP Motion Picture Collection

      Format: 6 reels of ? (ca. 6000 ft.) : opt sd., b&w ; 35 mm. safety
      prsv comp dupe neg.

      Condition: Incomplete.

      Reproduction: Los Angeles, Calif. : UCLA Film and Television Archive,
      1988. REPRODUCTION: Reproduced by UCLA Film and
      Television Archive from 35 mm. nitrate print (M15054).
      Reproduction for preservation purposes permitted by
      Twentieth Century-Fox.

      Notes: ADDITIONAL PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Can 1=r1A; can 2=r1B; can
      3=r2A; can 4=r2B and 3A; can 5=r3B; can 6=r4A. NOTES:
      Copy added from inventory record without viewing or
      inspection. XFE2338 -2343 M
      MY2

      HLDID (manifestation):
      216964
      ______________________________

      Location: Non-circulating Preservation Vault archival copy

      Inventory Number: M16835

      Collection: MP Motion Picture Collection

      Format: 3 sound tape reels of ? : analog, 7 1/2 ips, 2-trk., mono.
      ; 7 in. prsv mag trk master.

      Reproduction: Los Angeles, Calif. : UCLA Film and Television Archive,
      1988. REPRODUCTION: Reproduced by the UCLA Film and
      Television Archive from 35 mm. nitrate print (M15054).
      Reproduction for preservation purposes permitted by
      Twentieth Century-Fox.

      Notes: ADDITIONAL PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: 1200 ft. reels. r1-r1-2;
      r2=r3-5; r3=r6-7. NOTES: Copy added from inventory
      record without viewing or inspection. XAF194 -196 M
      MY2

      HLDID (manifestation):
      216965
      ______________________________

      Location: Non-circulating SRLF archival copy

      Inventory Number: M28232

      Collection: MP Motion Picture Collection

      Format: 1 reel of ? (r2) (ca. 400 ft.) : opt sd., b&w ; 16 mm.
      safety print.

      Condition: Incomplete.

      Notes: NOTES: Copy added from inventory record without viewing or
      inspection.
      MY2

      HLDID (manifestation):
      216961
      ______________________________

      Location: Non-circulating SRLF research copy

      Inventory Number: M20581

      Collection: MP Motion Picture Collection

      Format: 2 reels of ? (ca. 3200 ft.) : opt sd., b&w ; 16 mm. safety
      print.

      Condition: Incomplete.

      Reproduction: Los Angeles, Calif. : UCLA Film and Television Archive,
      1988. REPRODUCTION: Reproduced by UCLA Film and
      Television Archive from 35 mm. safety prsv comp dupe neg
      (XFE2338 -2343 M). Reproduction for preservation
      purposes permitted by Twentieth Century-Fox.

      Notes: Projection only; no individual viewing.
      NOTES: Copy added from inventory record without viewing or
      inspection. A1-95-2
      MY2

      HLDID (manifestation):
      216962

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      UCLA Film and Television Archive




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    • Re: Three Girls Lost (1931)

      A photo of Duke and Loretta from the movie,

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      Best Wishes
      Keith
      London- England

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    • Re: Three Girls Lost (1931)

      Hopefully there really is a master print in their archives and that one day the print will be copied so that we can see this early film of John Wayne with Loretta Young. I do not believe they were paired in any other films, but I could be off on that assertion. Even an incomplete copy of the film would be superior to no existing copy at all.
    • Re: Three Girls Lost (1931)

      I have an ORIGINAL screen continuity and script from this movie. It is complete and the entire script is over 100 pages. I had a previous posting of copies of another original script that I own THE BIG TRAIL, it went so well, that I have decided to offer copies of this script as well. This script from 3 GIRLS LOST is even rarer, as there is no DVD or movie copies available. This is somewhat of a lost movie with parts of it missing. So the only way to really see the entire movie is through this script and continuity. If you are interested in a copy please email me at:
      [email protected]
      Thank You
      Files
      • 3 lost.jpg

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