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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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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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She gave the air to a millionaire . . . and her heart to a guy with a million-dollar personality ! It's gay , grand , glorious fun ! See more »

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Candidata a Milionária  »

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One of over 700 Paramount Productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since. 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

Regi: Do you dream?
Ted Drew: No.
Regi: You should - you'd meet a better class of people.
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Edited into Histoire(s) du cinéma: Seul le cinéma (1997) See more »

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Hands Across the Table
(1934)
Written by Mitchell Parish and Jean Delettre
Played during the opening credits
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If you've wondered why people loved Carole Lombard so much,
6 July 2003 | by (Philadelphia) – See all my reviews

...then you ought to rent this movie. She is just adorable, and charming beyond belief, as avowed gold-digger Regi Allen. All the supporting players here are wonderful. However, male lead Fred MacMurray comes off -- at least to me -- as a very cold fish. His endless "humorous" comments have an angry undercurrent, and the script, while admitting the guy is very shallow (shallow, angry -- sounds like a keeper), also insists he's this wacky dreamboat.

When you get down to it, all he has to offer Regi over the love-struck, crippled Allen Macklyn (Ralph Bellamy, playing what I think is the first of his many second male leads dumped by the leading lady for the first male lead) is that he can walk.


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