China Seas (1935)|
Common to films of the period, note the use of the expression "on the level" to indicate honesty:
Dolly: "I got a job in Singapore, honest, I have."
Gaskell: "Oh yes, yes I know. I suppose they've elected you mayor."
Dolly: "No, But it's on the level, toots. Hotnam sent me a contract for the rest of the season." [00:10:10]
Dolly later says: "This is on the level. I wish you all the luck." [00:36:30]
China Seas (1935). Directed by Tay Garnett, written by Crosbie Garstin, Jules Furthman. Clark Gable, Jean Harlow, Wallace Beery, Lewis Stone, Rosalind Russell, Dudley Digges, C. Aubrey Smith, Robert Benchley, William Henry, Liev De Maigret, Lilian Bond, Edward Brophy, Soo Yong, Carol Ann Beery, Akim Tamiroff. 87 min. USA, English, Black and White, Mono.