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This Man Is Mine (1934)

Passed | | Drama, Romance | 13 April 1934 (USA)
Irene Dunne is married to Ralph Bellamy. Their union is comfortable but all that changes when Bellamy's old flame Constance Cummings comes back to town. Will the the thrill of loves past disrupt their happy home?

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Irene Dunne is married to Ralph Bellamy. Their union is comfortable but all that changes when Bellamy's old flame Constance Cummings comes back to town. Will the the thrill of loves past disrupt their happy home?

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Este Homem é Meu  »

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Anne Morrison Chapin's play, "Love Flies in the Window," opened in Stockbridge, Massachusetts in 1933, but had no Broadway production. See more »

Goofs

When Fran and Jim kiss for the first time, the camera pans down and then focuses a watch worn on Jim's left wrist. However, from the perspective of the character, the watch is being worn upside down - but is probably shown this way to the camera so we can see what time it is easier, as in the very next shot the camera pulls back on another wristwatch worn by another character to indicate the passage of time. See more »

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Francesca 'Fran' Harper: What do you mean "telling the truth about me"? Haven't you got any honor or decency left?
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Etude in E Major
(1832) (uncredited)
Music by Frédéric Chopin
Arranged by Max Steiner
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good cast, mediocre material
23 June 2012 | by See all my reviews

Based on a play, "This Man is Mine" is a 1934 film directed by John Cromwell and starring Irene Dunne, Ralph Bellamy, Constance Cummings, Kay Johnson, and Sidney Blackmer.

Dunne plays Tony Dunlap, who for 4-1/2 years has been married to Jim, and they have a little boy. They are very happy. Then they learn that femme fatale Fran Harper is back in town. Fran left Jim at the altar, so she's a sore subject. Tony makes no attempt to keep her husband and Fran separated, and Fran, a beautiful glamor girl, immediately makes a play for her ex-beau. Within five minutes, he's making out with her and ready to divorce his wife and leave his child. Pretty ridiculous. Tony agrees to give him a divorce in six months, if that's what he still wants. Of course she knows in six months he'll want no such thing, but for some reason she wants to keep him around.

It goes on from there. This is a weak play with two not very believable characters, the obvious Fran and Jim, although I suppose it could be argued that as obvious as Fran is, you couldn't expect a dummy like Jim to see it.

Dunne does a great job as a smart woman who's in love and takes the clever road. She could be applauded if she weren't married to someone who doesn't deserve her.

Cummings, a wonderful actress, looks gorgeous and plays her part to the flirtatious hilt. Though she never liked Hollywood and eventually returned to both the theater and her native England, she was always a pleasure to watch. In the late '70s, she did a play, Wings, on Broadway and on tour about a stroke victim and had great success. She worked until 1986, when she was about 80, and died when she was 90. A shame she didn't make more movies.

Despite poorly fleshed-out characters and an unrealistic scenario, "This Man is Mine" is enjoyable for Dunne and Cummings, and also Sidney Blackmer in a decent role, years before he played Roman Castavet in Rosemary's Baby.


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