George Amy – She Had to Say Yes (1933)
Sol Glass’s clothing business is losing sales because the “customer girls,” the women employed to entertain buyers from out of town, are not friendly enough. Salesman Tommy Nelson suggests using stenographers to entertain buyers, who he believes are tired of gold diggers. When his fiancée, Florence Denny, wants to participate in the program, however, Tommy refuses to let her. Birdie, one of the other stenographers, becomes a very successful customer girl, closing many sales, and Tommy, too, succumbs to her charms. One night, when he has a date with Birdie, Tommy suggests that Florence go out with buyer Daniel Drew. She is surprised, but agrees in order to earn a commission for Tommy so that they can afford to get married. She likes Daniel, but is horrified when he expects her to spend the night and flees from his hotel. She has a further blow when her friend, Maizee, reveals Tommy’s affair with Birdie. She breaks her engagement, and is now willing to accept Daniel’s apology. While he is on the road, Daniel phones and writes and they become friends. Meanwhile, Tommy tells Florence she is acquiring a bad reputation, using that as an excuse to offer her money to get together with him. This encounter convinces Florence to quit her work as a customer girl. Daniel, who is now deeply in love with Florence, returns to town. He asks her help in completing a merger. Although she is disappointed by his request, she agrees and gets the necessary signature, without compromising herself. Daniel, however, does not believe what she did was so innocent, especially when the buyer hints that she blackmailed him into signing. Convinced that her refusals were just a ploy, Daniel drives her into the country, where he attacks her. She escapes to find Tommy in a taxi, but when she begs him for help, he, too, believes that she is selling herself. Daniel overhears Tommy’s accusations and, realizing that Florence is really innocent, makes Tommy apologize. He also begs her forgiveness and asks her to marry him.
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