Skyscraper Souls

Skyscraper Souls

Poster of the film
Directed by Edgar Selwyn
Written by C. Gardner Sullivan (adaptation)
Elmer Blaney Harris (dialogue continuity)
Based on Skyscraper
by Faith Baldwin
Starring Warren William
Maureen O'Sullivan
Gregory Ratoff
Anita Page
Music by Nathaniel Shilkret (uncredited)
Cinematography William H. Daniels
Edited by Tom Held
Distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release dates
  • July 16, 1932 (1932-07-16) (United States)
Running time
99 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $382,000[1]
Box office $555,000[1]

Skyscraper Souls is a 1932 American Pre-Code romantic drama film starring Anita Page, Maureen O'Sullivan, Gregory Ratoff, Verree Teasdale, and Warren William.[2] The film was directed by Edgar Selwyn and is based upon the novel Skyscraper by Faith Baldwin.


The film depicts the aspirations and lives of several people in the Seacoast National Bank Building. Among them is David Dwight, the womanizing bank owner who keeps his estranged wife, Ella, happy by paying her bills. His secretary Sarah wants him to get a divorce so they can marry.

Cast (in credits order)

Box office

The film grossed a total (domestic and foreign) of $555,000: $444,000 from the US and Canada and $111,000 elsewhere resulting in a loss of $54,000.[1]


  1. 1 2 3 The Eddie Mannix Ledger, Los Angeles: Margaret Herrick Library, Center for Motion Picture Study.
  2. Review,; accessed October 25, 2015.

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