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Hands Across the Table (1935)

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

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Theodore Drew III
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Allen Macklyn
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Vivian Snowden
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Laura
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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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Viva DELMAR'S Gayest ROMANCE...of Modern Youth and It's Dizzy Thrills..! (original poster) See more »

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Many cast members in studio records/casting call lists did not appear or were not identifiable in the movie. These were (with their character names): Katherine DeMille (Katherine Travis), Nell Craig and Alla Mentone (Salesladies), James Adamson (Porter), John Huettner (Shoe Clerk), 'Rod Wilson (IV)' (Piano Player), Mary MacLaren (Chambermaid), Herman Bing (Proprietor of Delicatessen) and Oscar 'Dutch' Hendrian (Taxi Driver). A Hollywood Reporter production chart included Russell Hopton in the cast, but he was not seen in the movie. Many of the listed cast are barely visible and have no lines. 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

Ted Drew: [Bumps into Regi while playing hopscotch] I'm sorry. I didn't know the lights were against me.
Regi: It's alright.
[looks at him puzzled]
Ted Drew: Hopscotch.
Regi: Hopscotch?
Ted Drew: Mhmm. Indoor Hopscotch. Not up to field and turf hopscotch, but hopscotch never the less.
[hops more]
Ted Drew: Get the idea?
Regi: Yes, I get the idea.
Ted Drew: Want to play?
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Edited into Histoire(s) du cinéma: Seul le cinéma (1994) 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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Sparkling, enjoyable romance
23 November 2002 | by (Ottawa) – See all my reviews

"Hands Across the Table" is a sparkling and enjoyable screwball romance, directed with an airy grace by the underrated Paramount stylist Mitchell Leisen, whose "Easy Living"(1937) and "Swing High, Swing Low"(1937) are two of the greatest classics of the 1930s. "Hands" is a minor work to be sure, but it is enjoyable and worthwhile for showcasing the comedic talents of Carole Lombard as the gold-digging manicurist who falls for a former millionaire playboy, played by Fred MacMurray. Ralph Bellamy plays Lombard's rejected suitor, a role that somehow prefigures his role in Hawks' "His Girl Friday".


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