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  • The other interesting thing about this characterization of the young Mister Wallace is that he is definitely a playboy
  • Even when he gets the girl, I really don't care because I don't like the character

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      John Wayne takes second billing in this 1933 motion picture called His Private Secretary. He’s not even a cowboy. Of course, Wayne often played other roles, but he’s at his best when he’s a man with a horse. In this modern day film of its era, Wayne plays Dick Wallace, son of a wealthy man, played by Reginald Barlow.

      I must say that the casting was a bit off. While


      Barlow has the look, he’s way too short to be Wayne’s dad. Mom must have been very tall.

      The other interesting thing about this characterization of the young Mister Wallace is that he is definitely a playboy. In fact, in today’s world, he’d be bordering on harassment in the way that he went after the ladies. It’s quite inappropriate.

      Top billing in His Private Secretary went to Evalyn Knapp, who plays Marion ...


      • Hall. Wallace has eyes for her and naturally she turns out to be related to the person he’s trying to collect money from. It’s a mess, of course.

        What happens after this is so crazy. In a weird trade, Wallace ends up owning the gas station in a town with a population for 407. He goes to church and again, his moves are inappropriate. It really is turning me

        off of this movie. Everything is a game with Wallace, and that’s not fun to watch.

        Even when he gets the girl, I really don’t care because I don’t like the character.

        The only interesting part of the movie is when Marion, now Mrs. Wallace, goes undercover such as it were and ends up working for the father without him knowing who she is. There’s some amusement there.

        Overall, this isn’t anything to really get excited about.




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