Female (1933)

Director
Michael Curtiz

Main cast
Ruth Chatterton; George Brent; Lois Wilson; Johnny Mack Brown; Ruth Donnelly

Genres
Drama, Romance, Comedy

Description
Alison Drake, the tough-minded executive of an automobile factory, succeeds in the man's world of business until she meets an independent design engineer.


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