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Rafter Romance

Released Sep 1, 1933 1h 10m Romance Comedy List
Reviews 56% Audience Score 250+ Ratings
To collect back rent from tenants Jack Bacon (Norman Foster) and Mary Carroll (Ginger Rogers), landlord Eckbaum (George Sidney) suggests that the two strangers split the use of the attic, since Jack works nights and Mary is on days. Both protest, but Eckbaum moves them anyway. Although they never meet, a series of misunderstandings leads Jack and Mary to hate each other. One day at a deli, Mary meets Jack and the two share instant attraction -- with no idea they already live together. Read More Read Less

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Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews Dated fluff comedy on mistaken identities. Rated: C+ Jul 20, 2017 Full Review Read all reviews

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Steve D Too contrived to work despite some fun bits. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 05/07/23 Full Review Tom M Foster's character was loathsome despite being the romantic lead. Rogers was very good as usual. George Sidney was great in support as the landlord. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 04/22/20 Full Review Audience Member Breezy lightweight comedy about male/female roommates, Ginger Rogers and Norman Foster, sharing an apartment but never seeing one another due to their work schedules. It's nothing classic, but it's enjoyable enough, largely due to the very likable cast, which also includes George Sidney and Robert Benchley, who also appear in the film. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/31/23 Full Review Audience Member not bad pre-code rom-com-love triangle Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Audience Member Mediocre Ginger Rogers vehicle, but still worth a watch for Rogers. Needs a little more comedy. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/16/23 Full Review ashley h Rafter Romance is a decent film. It is about Mary, a working girl, who shares a Greenwich Village apartment with Jack, an artist-night watchman. Ginger Rogers and Norman Foster give good performances. The screenplay is enjoyable but a little slow in places. William A. Seiter did an alright job directing this movie. I liked this motion picture because of the romance and humor. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis To collect back rent from tenants Jack Bacon (Norman Foster) and Mary Carroll (Ginger Rogers), landlord Eckbaum (George Sidney) suggests that the two strangers split the use of the attic, since Jack works nights and Mary is on days. Both protest, but Eckbaum moves them anyway. Although they never meet, a series of misunderstandings leads Jack and Mary to hate each other. One day at a deli, Mary meets Jack and the two share instant attraction -- with no idea they already live together.
Director
William A. Seiter
Distributor
RKO Radio Pictures
Production Co
RKO Radio Pictures Inc.
Genre
Romance, Comedy
Original Language
English
Release Date (Theaters)
Sep 1, 1933, Original
Runtime
1h 10m