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Safety in Numbers is a 1930 American Pre-Code musical comedy film. Directed by Victor Schertzinger, it stars Buddy Rogers, and features Kathryn Crawford, Josephine Dunn, and Carole Lombard (in one of her early roles).

Safety in Numbers
Safety in Numbers promo pic.jpg
Still with Carole Lombard and Josephine Dunn
Directed byVictor Schertzinger
Written byGeorge Marion Jr.
Percy Heath
Story byMarion Dix
StarringBuddy Rogers
Kathryn Crawford
Josephine Dunn
Carole Lombard
Music byRichard A. Whiting
George Marion Jr.
CinematographyHenry W. Gerrard
Release date
  • May 30, 1930 (1930-05-30)
Running time
60 minutes
CountryUnited States



William Reynolds is set to inherit $350 million on his next birthday, but his uncle says he must learn the ways of the world beforehand. His uncle hires three follies girls to guide William around New York.[1]



The reviewer for the Motion Picture Herald wrote, "Here's that rare combination of intelligent direction, brilliant dialogue, and rich humor. The result is a picture that is entertainment plus." Mordaunt Hall of The New York Times was less enthusiastic, but praised the musical numbers.[1]


  1. ^ a b Ott, Frederick W. (1972). The Films of Carole Lombard. Secaucus, New Jersey: Citadel Press. pp. 75–77. ISBN 978-0806502786.

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