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Man Wanted (1932)

Not Rated  |   |  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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Cast

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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 ...
Miss Harper, Lois' Secretary
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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Storyline

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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Romance | Comedy | Drama

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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

Thomas 'Tom': Can't you get it through your fat head that, today, there's just as many serious-minded women in business as men. When you meet them you don't have to treat them as if your out on a party.
Andy Doyle: Well, what did you do?
Thomas 'Tom': I didn't talk to her any differently than I would to a man.
Andy Doyle: You're all alone with her.
Thomas 'Tom': Well, what of it?
Andy Doyle: Well, why didn't ya?
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Can't We Talk It Over
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Music by Victor Young
Played on the piano when Lois and Freddie are at the restaurant
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Refreshingly Contemporary Programmer With Kay Francis
16 April 2002 | by (Forestville, Ca) – See all my reviews

This was the first of five outings together for director William Dieterle and Kay Francis. It's highly entertaining and contemporary in feel. Managing editor Kay hires David Manners as her male secretary. Her man-about-town husband, Kenneth Thomson, could care less as he has his eye on playgirl Claire Dodd. When Kay discovers that the emotional charge between her and hubby is lacking and for what reason, she's dissapointed, but holds no grudge. The way this is all written is quite human and provocative. Lovely photography by Gregg Toland(who later did CITIZEN KANE) is impressive. Supporting cast includes Una Merkle and Andy Devine. Kay gives a breezy, yet sensitive portrayal and the film is watchable many times over.


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