|The Girl Friend|
|Directed by||Edward Buzzell|
|Produced by||Samuel J. Briskin|
|Edited by||John Rawlins|
|Music by||Louis Silvers|
|Distributed by||Columbia Pictures|
|September 28, 1935|
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