No Limit (1931 film)

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No Limit
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Directed by Frank Tuttle
Produced by B. P. Schulberg
Screenplay by Viola Brothers Shore
Salisbury Field
Story by George Marion Jr.
Starring Clara Bow
Norman Foster
Stuart Erwin
Cinematography Victor Milner
Distributed by Paramount Pictures
Release date
  • January 16, 1931 (1931-01-16)
Running time
72 min.
CountryUnited States

No Limit is a 1931 American pre-Code comedy film directed by Frank Tuttle and starring Clara Bow, Norman Foster, Stuart Erwin, Thelma Todd, Dixie Lee, and Mischa Auer.

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