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Writers:
Robert Lord (story)
Charles Kenyon (adaptation)
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Release Date:
23 April 1932 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
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... See more » | Add synopsis »
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DVD Review: "Forbidden Hollywood Volumes 4 And 5"
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Solid romantic drama See more (16 total) »

Cast

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Kay Francis ... Lois Ames
David Manners ... Thomas 'Tom' / 'Tommy' Sherman
Una Merkel ... Ruth 'Ruthie' Holman

Andy Devine ... 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)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jack Chefe ... Impatient Man in Lois's Office (uncredited)
Betty Farrington ... New Secretary (uncredited)
Bess Flowers ... Fred's Party Guest (uncredited)
Douglas Gerrard ... Mr. Orca (uncredited)
Charlotte Merriam ... Miss Smith, Receptionist (uncredited)
Lee Phelps ... Speakeasy Waiter (uncredited)
Jack Trent ... Fred's Party Guest (uncredited)
Eric Wilton ... Waiter at Fred's Party (uncredited)
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Directed by
William Dieterle 
 
Writing credits
Robert Lord (story)

Charles Kenyon (adaptation)

Produced by
Hal B. Wallis .... producer (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Gregg Toland 
 
Film Editing by
James Gibbon 
 
Art Direction by
Anton Grot 
 
Costume Design by
Earl Luick (gowns)
 
Sound Department
Oliver S. Garretson .... sound (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Perry Finnerman .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Bert Shipman .... second camera operator (uncredited)
Homer Van Pelt .... still photographer (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Leo F. Forbstein .... conductor: Vitaphone Orchestra
Bernhard Kaun .... composer: music cues (uncredited)
 
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  • Warner Bros. (1932) (USA) (theatrical) (as Warner Bros. Pictures Inc.)
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USA:62 min
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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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Dancing with Tears in My EyesSee more »

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5 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Solid romantic drama, 14 January 2004
Author: John Seal from Oakland CA

Though the story told in Man Wanted isn't terribly original--or of particular interest--the film is worth seeing for several reasons. Kay Francis is excellent as a business woman who has everything but love (naturally), and David Manners is an affable and pleasant leading man. But the real stars of the film are William Dieterle's expressionistic direction and Gregg Toland's stunning cinematography. Toland's work is exemplary, with shot after shot displaying depth and intelligent composition. And who knows if Dieterle or Toland was ultimately responsible for a fabulous shot of Francis looking through a lace curtain? This is a wonderful looking film only partly let down by a somewhat pedestrian screenplay.

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