One of Helen’s coworkers in George’s office. Chipper and young, the unnamed telephone girl takes Helen with her to a speakeasy to meet two men, one of whom is Mr. Roe, the man Helen takes as a secret lover. The telephone girl is herself dating Mr. Roe’s married friend, Mr. Smith.
The Telephone Girl Character Timeline in Machinal
The timeline below shows where the character The Telephone Girl appears in Machinal. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Episode 1: To Business
...opens on an office, where a stenographer, an adding clerk, a filing clerk, and a telephone girl work at desks, busy on their respective machines. As the adding clerk counts and the... (full context)
Episode 5: Prohibited
...women arrive to meet Mr. Smith and Mr. Roe, and the audience recognizes them as the telephone girl and Helen. Apparently, Mr. Smith has been having an affair with the telephone girl, who... (full context)