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Man of the Moment (1935)

 -  Comedy  -  September 1935 (UK)
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Mary, who is infatuated with her boss, discovers that he is having an affair with one of her coworkers. Despondent, she leaves work and overhearing news of a suicide, impulsively decides to... See full summary »

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Tony (as Douglas Fairbanks Jnr.)
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Mary
Claude Hulbert ...
Rufus
Margaret Lockwood ...
Vera
Peter Gawthorne ...
Mr. Barton
Donald Calthrop ...
Godfrey
Morland Graham ...
Mr. Rumcorn
Eve Gray ...
Miss Madden
Margaret Yarde ...
Landlady
Wyndham Goldie ...
Jason Randall
Patrick Ludlow ...
Roulette Player
Martita Hunt ...
Roulette Player
Tony Hankey ...
Party Guest
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Mary, who is infatuated with her boss, discovers that he is having an affair with one of her coworkers. Despondent, she leaves work and overhearing news of a suicide, impulsively decides to drown herself in the river. She turns out to be an incompetent suicide, however, and while splashing about in the water, an apparently wealthy and dashing figure, Tony, drives up in his sports car and jumps in to save her. He takes her home to get her dry and to keep her from hurting herself--but his wealthy fiancee arrives and she assumes the worst and breaks off their engagement. Tony then reveals to Mary that he's broke, with only 300 pounds to his name. Now--each despondent--they both begin to talk of doing themselves in when tickets for Monte Carlo, which was to be his honeymoon destination, arrive. In a sudden bit of screwball inspiration, they decide to go to Monte Carlo and bet their little stake on an all or nothing bid to build a fortune for themselves. Its either win, or they both jump ... Written by Thomas Muther, Jr (twm-2)

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September 1935 (UK)  »

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(TCM print)

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(Western Electric Wide Range Noiseless Recording Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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This film had its U. S. television premiere on Turner Classic Movies on 17 September 2007 during TCM's festival of films made by Warner Brothers at Teddington Studios in the UK. See more »

Soundtracks

Tip-Toe thru' the Tulips with Me
(1929) (uncredited)
Music by Joseph A. Burke
Lyrics by Al Dubin
Sung a cappella by Charles Hawtrey with modified lyrics
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fun Douglas Fairbanks Jr romantic mixup
25 September 2007 | by (southwest US) – See all my reviews

Both stars of Man of the Moment had started in silent films; The dashing Douglas Fairbanks Jr (Gunga Din, Stella Dallas) stars as Tony, who is about to get married. The film begins as Tony stops Mary from drowning herself. The girl, who he calls "Nuisance", is played by Laura LaPlante ( MANY silent films, Cat & the Canary, Showboat) The fun but typical hijinks and misunderstandings follow, and now his marriage to the silly, young rich girl Vera (Margaret Lockwood, Man in Grey, Alibi) is in jeopardy when her father gets involved. Fun romp, but the plot does involve suicide, gambling, drinking, and other violations of the Hays code, so that may explain why it's not shown very often, although other movies with those elements are shown all the time. The director Monty Banks, also plays the flirtatious doctor in the film. Ironically, the actor playing the father of the rich girl, Peter Gawthorne seems to have gotten his start in Hollywood much later than the younger cast, but always played positions of authority, the police captain, the Lord, the Judge. The writer of the play, Yves Mirande, had also written and directed the 1940 version of Moulin Rouge. There is also another film titled "Man of the Moment" from 1955, but it does not appear at all related to this film.


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