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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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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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Samuel Goldwyn originally bought the story to this movie for Miriam Hopkins. However, she was busy on other projects and Goldwyn then sold the story to Paramount. 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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The Morning After
(1935)
Music and Lyrics by Sam Coslow
Sung partly by Fred MacMurray (uncredited)
Played often in the score
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light, funny, enjoyable
20 April 1999 | by (Québec, Canada) – See all my reviews

"Hands Across the Table" serves as a great showcase for the comedy talents of Carole Lombard. She and Fred MacMurray work well together. This was their first of 4 teamings. There's a funny bit by William Demarest and great support from Ruth Donnelly and especially Marie Prevost as Lombard's pal Nona. All in all, a light, funny and enjoyable film.


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