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Man Wanted (1932)

Not Rated | | Romance, Comedy, Drama | 23 April 1932 (USA)
Lois is the editor of the 400 Magazine and is a work-a-holic. When Tom comes to her office to sell her a rowing machine, he leaves as her personal secretary. After a short time, he is an ... See full summary »

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Thomas 'Tom' / 'Tommy' Sherman
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Ruth 'Ruthie' Holman
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Andy Doyle
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Fred 'Freddie' Ames
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Ann Le Maire
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Miss Harper, Lois' Secretary
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Mr. Walters, French & Sprague Manager
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Harper (scenes deleted)
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Youngster in Store (as Junior Coghlan)
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Lois is the editor of the 400 Magazine and is a work-a-holic. When Tom comes to her office to sell her a rowing machine, he leaves as her personal secretary. After a short time, he is an executive decision maker who works closely with Lois, and he falls for her. But Lois is married to playboy Fred, and for that reason, Tom decides to marry Ruth and leave the firm. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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23 April 1932 (USA)  »

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A Dangerous Brunette  »

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Guy Kibbee (Devins) and Virginia Sale (Miss Winkler) are listed in studio records for acting in this movie, but were not seen. Robert Greig is credited onscreen as Harper, a role played by Elizabeth Patterson. See more »

Quotes

Fred 'Freddie' Ames: Hey, you changed your office, haven't you? I hardly recognize it.
Lois Ames: You should come down oftener and see where your busy little wife works.
Fred 'Freddie' Ames: You're a swell girl, Lois. Don't you ever resent having a rich loafer for a husband?
Lois Ames: Never.
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What Am I Gonna Do When You're Gone
(1931) (uncredited)
Music by Lou Handman
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Sadly Underrated
18 March 2006 | by (arizona) – See all my reviews

The film shows up periodically, and without fanfare, on Turner Classic Movies every now and then when they run early a.m. fests of Kay Francis movies. Yes, it is old, and yes, some of it is outdated, but it also contains some very nice moments. Despite its antiquity, it does succeed in capturing the pain of a man who is deeply in love with a woman he knows he can never have nor even approach. That may sound silly to some readers today, since we now live in an age where men routinely proposition married women (both on and off screen), but frankly, it works. The film is clearly pre-Code---once the Code was installed, any man glancing at a married woman was depicted as a slimy villain. But real life isn't lived in such black and white absolutes, and that is why this undeservedly obscure little film holds up yet today.


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