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My Weakness (1933)

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A wealthy young man bets his uncle that he can transform a clumsy cleaning lady into a glamorous fashion plate, then marry her off to his bachelor cousin.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Looloo Blake
Ronnie Gregory
Charles Butterworth ...
Gerald Gregory
Harry Langdon ...
Dan Cupid
Sid Silvers ...
Irene Bentley ...
Jane Holman
Ellery Gregory
Adrian Rosley ...
Mary Howard ...
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A wealthy young man bets his uncle that he can transform a clumsy cleaning lady into a glamorous fashion plate, then marry her off to his bachelor cousin.

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22 September 1933 (USA)  »

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Still photographs accompanied by vocal imitations of Will Rogers, Clara Bow, Warner Baxter and Janet Gaynor appear at one point in the film. See more »


Dan Cupid: Clothes make the man, but they have to be on the right woman.
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Gather Lip Rouge While You May
Music and Lyrics by Buddy G. DeSylva, Leo Robin and Richard A. Whiting
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funny, odd and adorable
11 August 2014 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

I caught a 35mm screening of MY WEAKNESS at the 12th annual Capitolfest in Rome, NY and absolutely adored it. It's a twist on Pygmalion in which an uncouth office cleaning woman (Lilian Harvey) with hidden intentions, agrees to a make-over, leading her to deceive three different men into wanting to marry her... Charles Butterworth, Henry Travers and Lew Ayers. The dialogue is often reminiscent of what one might expect from the mouth of Groucho Marx, and it is laden with innuendo (when chastised for not taking an interest in his uncle's brassier manufacturing business, the playboy nephew indicates he does his best to stay in touch with their product," and in another scene, a saleswoman announces that "brassieres will be half-off on Tuesday".) Best of all is a song titled YOU CAN BE HAD - BE CAREFUL sung by animated nick-knacks, toys, human wine-stopper cork figurines and Rodin's "The Thinker", one figurine ridiculously having the voice of Popeye. Additionally, movie star magazine portraits join the chorus, adding the (imitated?) voices of - among others - Janet Gaynor, Clara Bow and Will Rogers (whose daughter, Mary, also has a role in the film). Also featured in the film - as Cupid - is Harry Langdon.

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