The Devil and Miss Jones

"Excellent"

The Devil and Miss Jones Review


Wow, that title sure sounds like a porn movie, doesn't it? (The Devil in Miss Jones came out in 1972.) Of course, this one isn't adult fare, and in fact the devil doesn't even make an appearance in the film. The misleading title actually refers to a department store owner, J.P. Merrick (a masterful Charles Coburn, who never really got his due), who goes undercover in his own store to root out union organizers. Along the way he finds love, friendship (with Jean Arthur's Mary Jones), and a surprisingly funny series of events. The sole dud in the film: Robert Cummings, as Mary's boyfriend/union ringleader, whose whining and soul-searching nearly wreck the whole thing. It's supposed to be a comedy, Bob!


Facts and Figures

Run time: 92 mins

In Theaters: Friday 11th April 1941

Production compaines: Frank Ross-Norma Krasna Inc.

Reviews

Contactmusic.com: 4 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 100%
Fresh: 5

IMDB: 7.8 / 10

Cast & Crew

Director:

Producer: Frank Ross

Starring: as Mary Jones, as John P. Merrick/Thomas Higgins, as Joe O'Brien, as Hooper, as Elizabeth Ellis, S.Z. Sakall as George (Merrick's Butler), Walter Kingsford as Mr. Allison (General Manager), as Harrison, Richard Carle as Oliver, as Needles, Edwin Maxwell as Withers, Edward McNamara as Police Desk Sergeant, Robert Emmett Keane as Tom Higgins, as Store Shopper, Bess Flowers as Saleslady

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