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No Limit (1931)

Theater usherette Bunny O'Day (Clara Bow) inadvertently becomes hostess of a private gambling den, and gets involved in a romance with a ne'er-do-well gambler.

Director:

Frank Tuttle
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Cast

Credited cast:
Clara Bow ... Helen 'Bunny' O'Day
Norman Foster ... Douglas Thayer
Stuart Erwin ... Ole Olson
Dixie Lee ... Dotty 'Dodo' Potter
Harry Green ... Maxie Mindil
Thelma Todd ... Betty Royce
Kenne Duncan ... Curly Andrews
Mischa Auer ... Romeo
Maurice Black Maurice Black ... Happy
G. Pat Collins ... Charlie
William B. Davidson ... Wilkie (building superintendent)
Paul Nicholson ... Chief Armstrong
Frank Hagney ... Battling Hannon
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Geraldine Dvorak ... Woman at Gambling Table
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Theater usherette Bunny O'Day (Clara Bow) inadvertently becomes hostess of a private gambling den, and gets involved in a romance with a ne'er-do-well gambler.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 January 1931 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Indicadora de Cinema See more »

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Paramount Pictures See more »
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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.20 : 1
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According to director Frank Tuttle, star Clara Bow had a nervous breakdown while shooting the marriage scene. See more »

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Featured in Clara Bow: Discovering the It Girl (1999) See more »

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Watch It for Clara Bow
25 February 2006 | by drednmSee all my reviews

Clara Bow is solid in No Limit and it's amazing how good she got at acting in talkies, culminating in her terrific performance in Call Her Savage. But the script here is loose and the casting is bad for several key roles.

Stu Erwin is terrible as the "Swede" and he doesn't even bother trying for the accent that El Brendel or Joseph Cawthorne could have done in their sleep. Norman Foster (usually in Andy Griffith type parts) is also lousy as the lead thug (with a mustache yet)who falls for Bow. But they hardly matter.

The whole show here is Clara Bow. She's funny as the wisecracking usherette who isn't so wise after all when she babysits a swanky Art Deco apartment that turns out to be a gambling den. She has a great delivery of lines and looks terrific. The story just doesn't make much sense.

Harry Green is the theatre boss, Dixie Lee is Bow's chum, Thelma Todd shows up in a part that makes no sense, and Mischa Auer is a thug.

Starts off great but quickly falls into bizarre plotting that never goes anywhere.


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