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Public Deb No. 1

Public Deb No. 1
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Theatrical release poster
Directed byGregory Ratoff
Written by
Produced byDarryl F. Zanuck
CinematographyErnest Palmer
Edited byRobert L. Simpson
Music by
Distributed byTwentieth Century Fox
Release date
September 13, 1940
Running time
79 minutes
CountryUnited States

Public Deb No. 1 (or Elsa Maxwell's Public Deb No. 1) is a 1940 American comedy film directed by Gregory Ratoff and starring George Murphy, Brenda Joyce and Ralph Bellamy.[1]


A socialite is introduced to communism by her butler.[2]

Partial cast


The film's sets were designed by the art directors Richard Day and Rudolph Sternad.


  1. ^ Dick p.270
  2. ^ "Elsa Maxwell's Public Deb No. 1". AFI Catalog of Feature Films.


  • Dick, Bernard F. The Star-Spangled Screen: The American World War II Film. University Press of Kentucky, 2015.

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