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Hands Across the Table (1935)

Passed  -  Comedy | Romance  -  18 October 1935 (USA)
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A loafer and a manicurist, both planning to marry money, meet and form an uneasy alliance.

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Regi Allen
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Theodore Drew III
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Hotel manicurist Regi Allen is a cynical golddigger who meets her match in Theodore 'Ted' Drew III. After a date with Ted, she lets him sleep on her couch when he's too drunk to go further; but what is she to think when he wants to extend the arrangement? Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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A Little Fortune Hunter...A Bankrupt Playboy...Both Out to Marry Money..And Laugh at Love! (original ad)! See more »

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Comedy | Romance

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18 October 1935 (USA)  »

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Candidata a Milionária  »

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Gary Cooper was the first choice for the role of Theodore Drew III but was unable at the time. See more »

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On the DVD menu, the picture is of 'Carole Lombard' and Clark Gable from No Man of Her Own, not Lombard and Fred MacMurray. See more »

Quotes

Allen Macklyn: When a man's in love with a woman, he shouldn't keep it a secret.
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Hands Across the Table
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Another more interesting than enjoyable

Watching Carole Lombard makes the whole film worth seeing, but it is not an otherwise pleasant experience.

There are touches one must see, such as the expression on the face of Peter, butler to Allen Macklin, as the manicurist departs. That should reach the heart of any empathetic viewer.

Ralph Bellamy has one of his best roles, though it's a thankless one.

Fred MacMurray looked great and his character could have been likable, except he really isn't -- at least to me.

Seeing Marie Prevost in her role as Nona was rather shocking, at least to one who had seen her as "The Godless Girl." She showed she had a lot of talent for character roles.

Watch it, sure, but be prepared to be disappointed in the movie as a whole. Director Leisen has done better, much better.


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