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''The Greeks Had a Word for Them'' (also known as ''Three Broadway Girls'') is a 1932 [[ThePreCodeEra pre-Code]] comedy based on the Zoe Akins play ''The Greeks Had A Word For It''. It was directed by Lowell Sherman and starred Creator/JoanBlondell, Madge Evans, and Ina Claire. A generation later it would be one of the inspirations for the more famous ''Film/HowToMarryAMillionaire''.

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''The Greeks Had a Word for Them'' (also known as ''Three Broadway Girls'') is a 1932 [[ThePreCodeEra [[UsefulNotes/ThePreCodeEra pre-Code]] comedy based on the Zoe Akins play ''The Greeks Had A Word For It''. It was directed by Lowell Sherman and starred Creator/JoanBlondell, Madge Evans, and Ina Claire. A generation later it would be one of the inspirations for the more famous ''Film/HowToMarryAMillionaire''.


''The Greeks Had a Word for Them'' (also known as ''Three Broadway Girls'') is a 1932 talkie comedy based on the Zoe Akins play ''The Greeks Had A Word For It''. It was directed by Lowell Sherman and starred Creator/JoanBlondell, Madge Evans, and Ina Claire. A generation later it would be one of the inspirations for the more famous ''Film/HowToMarryAMillionaire''.

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''The Greeks Had a Word for Them'' (also known as ''Three Broadway Girls'') is a 1932 talkie [[ThePreCodeEra pre-Code]] comedy based on the Zoe Akins play ''The Greeks Had A Word For It''. It was directed by Lowell Sherman and starred Creator/JoanBlondell, Madge Evans, and Ina Claire. A generation later it would be one of the inspirations for the more famous ''Film/HowToMarryAMillionaire''.


->''[[{{Tagline}} Through out the Ages half of the women of the world have been working women - and the rest of the women have been working men.]]"''

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''The Greeks Had a Word for Them'' (also known as ''Three Broadway Girls'') is a 1932 talkie comedy based on the Zoe Akins play ''The Greeks Had A Word For It''. It was directed by Lowell Sherman and starred Joan Blondell, Madge Evans, and Ina Claire. A generation later it would be one of the inspirations for the more famous ''Film/HowToMarryAMillionaire''.

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''The Greeks Had a Word for Them'' (also known as ''Three Broadway Girls'') is a 1932 talkie comedy based on the Zoe Akins play ''The Greeks Had A Word For It''. It was directed by Lowell Sherman and starred Joan Blondell, Creator/JoanBlondell, Madge Evans, and Ina Claire. A generation later it would be one of the inspirations for the more famous ''Film/HowToMarryAMillionaire''.


* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: Made and set in the ''very'' early Thirties - the main characters even visit a speakeasy at one point (Prohibition was repealed the very next year.)


''The Greeks Had a Word for Them'' (also known as ''Three Broadway Girls'') is a 1932 talkie comedy based on the Zoe Akins play ''The Greeks Had A Word For It''. A generation later it would be one of the inspirations for the more famous ''Film/HowToMarryAMillionaire''.

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''The Greeks Had a Word for Them'' (also known as ''Three Broadway Girls'') is a 1932 talkie comedy based on the Zoe Akins play ''The Greeks Had A Word For It''. It was directed by Lowell Sherman and starred Joan Blondell, Madge Evans, and Ina Claire. A generation later it would be one of the inspirations for the more famous ''Film/HowToMarryAMillionaire''.


''The Greeks Had a Word for Them'' (also known as ''Three Broadway Girls'') is a 1932 talkie comedy based on the Zoe Akins play ''The Greeks Had A Word For It''. A generation later it would be one of the inspirations for the more famous ''HowToMarryAMillionaire''.

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''The Greeks Had a Word for Them'' (also known as ''Three Broadway Girls'') is a 1932 talkie comedy based on the Zoe Akins play ''The Greeks Had A Word For It''. A generation later it would be one of the inspirations for the more famous ''HowToMarryAMillionaire''.
''Film/HowToMarryAMillionaire''.


* ThePoorMansSubstitute - Joan Blondell (Schatze) was hired when Howard Hughes refused to release JeanHarlow.

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* ThePoorMansSubstitute - Joan Blondell (Schatze) was hired when Howard Hughes refused to release JeanHarlow.Creator/JeanHarlow.

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* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: Made and set in the ''very'' early Thirties - the main characters even visit a speakeasy at one point (Prohibition was repealed the very next year.)


->''Through out the Ages half of the women of the world have been working women - and the rest of the women have been working men.''

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Jean, Polaire, and Schatze are three sometime showgirls living in Prohibition-era New York on the hunt for a good man or even better a [[MealTicket rich man]]. But just because they are friends doesn't mean they are going to play fair with each other. HilarityEnsues.

''The Greeks Had a Word for Them'' (also known as ''Three Broadway Girls'') is a 1932 talkie comedy based on the Zoe Akins play ''The Greeks Had A Word For It''. A generation later it would be one of the inspirations for the more famous ''HowToMarryAMillionaire''.

Notable for featuring one of the earliest uses of a varation on the VideoWill in a movie.

The movie is in the PublicDomain and can be viewed online for free [[http://www.archive.org/details/Three_Broadway_Girls here.]]

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!!This Film contains examples of:

* CatchPhrase - "Ask me no secrets, I'll tell you no lies." (Jean)
* DeadpanSnarker - Schatze.
* {{Golddigger}} - All three of them really but to varying degrees with Polaire being the least venal and Jean the most.
* ThePoorMansSubstitute - Joan Blondell (Schatze) was hired when Howard Hughes refused to release JeanHarlow.
* PrettyInMink - A major part of the story.
* VideoWill - A ''Phonograph'' Will actually, but otherwise the trope is played completely straight (complete with a TheTapeKnewYouWouldSayThat gag). Perhaps the UrExample.
* WithFriendsLikeThese - It really stretches disbelief that Polaire and Schatze remain friends with Jean after the stunts she pulls.
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