His Private Secretary - Digitally Remastered. The philandering son of a wealthy businessman falls in love with a poor minister's granddaughter, much to his father's dismay. John Wayne, in one of his first starring roles, plays Dick Wallace, a young playboy who prefers wine and women to honest work. When his overbearing father forces him to work as his company's collection manager, Dick travels to a small, rural town to collect a debt from a down-on-his-luck minister. There, he falls in love with the minister's daughter, Marion (Evalyn Knapp). But Dick's father is determined to put an end to their budding romance, so Marion takes a job working at the family company to prove her worth. A classic tale of opposites attract, this romantic comedy allows Wayne to shine in what would prove to be an atypical role, as the actor went on to become a major Western and adventure star.