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Man Wanted (1932)

 -  Romance | Comedy | Drama  -  23 April 1932 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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David Manners ...
Thomas 'Tom' / 'Tommy' Sherman
Una Merkel ...
Ruth 'Ruthie' Holman
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Andy Doyle
Kenneth Thomson ...
Fred 'Freddie' Ames
Claire Dodd ...
Ann Le Maire
Elizabeth Patterson ...
Edward Van Sloan ...
Mr. Walters, French & Sprague Manager
Robert Greig ...
Harper (scenes deleted)
Frank Coghlan Jr. ...
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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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 »

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River, Stay 'Way from My Door
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Music by Harry M. Woods
Lyrics by Mort Dixon
Sung a cappella by David Manners and Andy Devine
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Kay Francis makes a great team with the forgotten David Manners in this delightful pre-code comedy
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Kay Francis rose to sudden stardom playing a vamp opposite Walter Huston in a very early Paramount talkie called "Gentlemen of the Press"(Par, 1929). By 1930 she was one of that studio's top stars. In late 1931 her three-year contract was expiring and to much surprise she jumped ship to Warner Brothers that had promised her great scripts and a huge salary. The salary was forthcoming but the scripts varied wildly from the classic "One Way Passage"(1932) to the unbelievably bland "The White Angel"(1936) a disastrous William Dieterle directed biography on Florence Nightingale. Gorgeous and charismatic Kay's first vehicle for Warners and her first with Dieterle is this marvelous adult comedy about an emancipated woman who is the boss who needs a new "male" secretary. Running only about 70 minutes this film is a witty, wonderfully directed gem. Kay and Manners are so sexy and charming in their only film together. A must for Francis fans and forgotten classic movie lovers.


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