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Release Date:
22 March 1930 (USA) See more »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Hal Skelly ... J. Aubrey Piper

Doris Hill ... Amy Fisher

Clara Blandick ... Ma Fisher

Charles Sellon ... Pa Fisher

Helene Chadwick ... Clara Hyland

Morgan Farley ... Joe Fisher

George Fawcett ... The Judge

William B. Davidson ... Frank Hyland

Eugene Pallette ... Traffic Cop
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

E.H. Calvert ... Superintendent (uncredited)

Gordon De Main ... Rogers the Insurance Man (uncredited)

Larry Steers ... First Patent Lawyer (uncredited)

Directed by
Frank Tuttle 
Writing credits
George Kelly (play "The Show-Off")

Herman J. Mankiewicz (adaptation)

Marion Dix (scenario)

Original Music by
W. Franke Harling (uncredited)
Cinematography by
Archie Stout (photographed by) (as Archie J. Stout)
Film Editing by
Verna Willis (uncredited)
Other crew
Jesse L. Lasky .... presenter
B.P. Schulberg .... general manager: West Coast Productions
Adolph Zukor .... presenter
Crew verified as complete

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Additional Details

61 min | USA:59 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.20 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric System)
USA:Passed (National Board of Review)

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 »
Movie Connections:
Version of The Show-Off (1934)See more »
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6 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Calling all insomniacs, 25 June 2003
Author: John Seal from Oakland CA

Men Are Like That is a buried 'treasure' best left interred. Clocking in at a brief 58 minutes, this would-be comedy stars unfunny stage actor Hal Skelly as an annoying husband who gets tangled up with the law and traffic cop Eugene Pallette. The cast is uniformly dull, bar Pallette, whose screen time is limited, and the film has no laughs, no drama, and no tears. A disaster all around.

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