The Devil and Miss Jones

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The Devil and Miss Jones is a 1941 American comedy film directed by Sam Wood and starring Jean Arthur, Robert Cummings, and Charles Coburn. Its plot follows a department store tycoon who goes undercover in one of his Manhattan shops to ferret union organizers, but instead becomes involved in the employees' personal lives.

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The Devil and Miss Jones
Theatrical release poster
Directed bySam Wood
Written byNorman Krasna
Produced byFrank Ross
CinematographyHarry Stradling Sr.
Edited bySherman Todd
Music byRoy Webb
Frank Ross-Norma Krasna
Distributed byRKO Radio Pictures
Release dates
  • April 4, 1941 (1941-04-04) (Miami)[1]
  • April 11, 1941 (1941-04-11) (U.S.)
Running time
92 minutes
CountryUnited States
Box office$1.4 million[2]

With a screenplay by Norman Krasna, the film was the product of an independent collaboration between Krasna and producer Frank Ross (Jean Arthur's husband). Their short-lived production company released two films through RKO Radio Pictures (Miss Jones and the later A Lady Takes a Chance released in 1943). The film was well received by critics upon its release and garnered Oscar nominations for Coburn and Krasna.