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Hold Your Man (1933)

Passed  -  Drama | Romance  -  7 July 1933 (USA)
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Ruby falls in love with small-time con man Eddie. During a botched blackmail scheme, Eddie accidentally kills the man they were setting up. Eddie takes off and Ruby is sent to a reformatory for two years.

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Cast

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Ruby
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Eddie
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Al
Dorothy Burgess ...
Gypsy
Muriel Kirkland ...
Bertha
Garry Owen ...
Slim
Barbara Barondess ...
Sadie
Elizabeth Patterson ...
Miss Tuttle
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Maizie
Blanche Friderici ...
Mrs. Wagner
Helen Freeman ...
Miss Davis
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Storyline

Eddie Hall and his partner Slim are a pair of nickel-and-dime con men on the hustle. Nearly caught by the police, Eddie ducks into Ruby Adams's apartment and convinces her to hide him. Ruby isn't averse to taking advantage of the gullible herself and has even tried to manipulate money out of Al, the square shooter from Cincinnati who adores her. Ruby and Eddie hit it off, but when Eddie accidentally kills a drunk who was pawing Ruby, he takes off and she ends up in a women's reformatory, where she discovers she is pregnant. Devastated at the thought that Eddie has deserted her, she doesn't realize that Eddie has undergone a great change--one that will have a powerful impact on her. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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Drama | Romance

Certificate:

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Release Date:

7 July 1933 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Alt for den Eneste  »

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Budget:

$260,000 (estimated)
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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Third of five movie pairings of Clark Gable and Jean Harlow. See more »

Quotes

Eddie: You're not sore on account of that dame, are you? She don't mean a thing to me.
Ruby: The both of you both don't mean a thing to me.
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Connections

Featured in Bombshell (1933) See more »

Soundtracks

Onward, Christian Soldiers
(1871) (uncredited)
Poem by Sabine Baring-Gould (1865)
Music by Arthur Sullivan
Sung by the reformatory inmates at church
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"Even your smile's crooked."
21 May 2014 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Jean Harlow plays a streetwise dame who falls for charming con man Clark Gable. After Gable accidentally kills a guy, he takes off and leaves Harlow to take the rap. She winds up in a women's reformatory where she discovers she's pregnant. Mix of romantic comedy and drama helped a lot by the immense likability and sublime chemistry of its two leads. Harlow is terrific. One great scene has a floozy slapping Jean, only to get a punch in the kisser in return. The floozy tries it again later and gets the same results! Gable is as roguish as ever. It's hard to dislike him, even when he plays a cad. Love the girls at the reformatory. They're fun characters with some great lines. The sweet ending will please everybody but cynical types. Harlow fans should love this one.


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