Men Are Like That (1930)

Passed  |   |  Drama, Comedy  |  22 March 1930 (USA)
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 4.3/10 from 41 users  
Reviews: 3 user | 2 critic

Add a Plot



(play), (adaptation), 1 more credit »
0Check in

Top 25 Trivia Items From the Last 25 Years

Here are some amazing facts and figures to deepen your appreciation of the movies you love.

See the full list

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 145 titles
created 01 Mar 2013
list image
a list of 9997 titles
created 26 Nov 2013

Related Items

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: Men Are Like That (1930)

Men Are Like That (1930) on IMDb 4.3/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Men Are Like That.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

The story takes place in medieval France. Poet-rogue Francois Villon, sentenced to hang by King Louis XI for writing derogatory verses about him, is offered a temporary reprieve. His ... See full summary »

Directors: Ludwig Berger, Ernst Lubitsch
Stars: Dennis King, Jeanette MacDonald, O.P. Heggie
Certificate: Passed Action | Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A countergirl at a San Diego soda shop has a lot of sailor "boyfriends," but her heart really belongs to a free-spirited gunner, who doesn't want to be tied down to any one woman.

Director: Frank Tuttle
Stars: Clara Bow, Fredric March, Harry Green
Comedy | Crime | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Detective Guy Johnson's client, Willie Heywood is framed for murder and while Guy hides him so he can catch the real killer, both of them are nabbed by the police, tried, convicted and ... See full summary »

Director: W.S. Van Dyke
Stars: Claudette Colbert, James Stewart, Guy Kibbee
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Gardoni, a down-on-his-luck vaudeville performer, is taken in by a fellow performer, a clown who has a bicycle riding act. Gardoni shows his appreciation by stealing the clown's act and his girlfriend, whom he marries.

Directors: Robert Milton, Dorothy Arzner, and 2 more credits »
Stars: Hal Skelly, William Powell, Fay Wray
The Mighty (1929)
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Director: John Cromwell
Stars: George Bancroft, Esther Ralston, Warner Oland
Honey (1930)
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
Director: Wesley Ruggles
Stars: Nancy Carroll, Harry Green, Lillian Roth
Fast Company (1929)
Comedy | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Directors: A. Edward Sutherland, Edwin H. Knopf
Stars: Evelyn Brent, Jack Oakie, Richard 'Skeets' Gallagher
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Director: Hobart Henley
Stars: Helen Morgan, Charles Ruggles, Fred Kohler
Thunderbolt (1929)
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A criminal known as Thunderbolt is imprisoned and facing execution. Into the next cell is placed Bob Morgan, an innocent man who has been framed and who is in love with Thunderbolt's girl, ... See full summary »

Director: Josef von Sternberg
Stars: George Bancroft, Fay Wray, Richard Arlen
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Director: Rowland V. Lee
Stars: George Bancroft, Mary Astor, Fredric March
Sarah and Son (1930)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A ne'er-do-well husband, after years of abusing his wife, disappears with their son, and winds up selling him to a wealthy family. Years later, the wife--now a world-famous opera singer--... See full summary »

Director: Dorothy Arzner
Stars: Ruth Chatterton, Fredric March, Fuller Mellish Jr.


Complete credited cast:
Doris Hill ...
Clara Blandick ...
Charles Sellon ...
Helene Chadwick ...
Morgan Farley ...
George Fawcett ...
The Judge
William B. Davidson ...
Traffic Cop


Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis


Drama | Comedy






Release Date:

22 March 1930 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

(Western Electric System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.20 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


The play opened on Broadway, New York City, New York, USA on 5 February 1924 and had 571 performances. In the cast were Guy D'Ennery (Frank Hyland), Helen Lowell (Mrs. Fisher), Lee Tracy (Joe) and Francis Pierlot. The popular play had 6 Broadway revivals, the last in 1992. See more »


Version of The Show Off (1926) See more »


In the Gloaming
(1877) (uncredited)
Music by Annie Fortescue Harrison
Lyrics by Meta Orred
Sung a cappella by Hal Skelly
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Just Hal Skelly
26 June 2012 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

This is the first sound version of George Kelly's THE SHOW OFF. There was a silent version starring Ford Sterling a few years earlier and two MGM versions later on, one starring Spencer Tracy and the other Red Skelton. This version starring Hal Skelly is technically the best of the sound versions, with sure-handed comedy construction and some interesting camera-work by Archie Stout. However, Skelly gives the worst recorded performance as the lead.

Aubrey Piper, the title character, is a tough role to play. He is an arrogant blow hard at the center of the play, so we must find something to like about him. The leads in the other versions showed flashes of uncertainty throughout the performances that showed self-awareness and humanized him. Skelly, with his performance loud enough for the stage, is nothing but bluster and bullying. The few early scenes of tenderness with Doris Hill, aren't enough. We don't care about Skelly, so we don't care about the movie. The technical issues mentioned above are enough to keep you watching, but it's certainly no masterpiece.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Men Are Like That (1930) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: