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The Man in the Mirror (1936)

A mild-mannered, somewhat mousy man is astounded when his reflection in a mirror comes to life and begins to do all the wild and crazy things that he always wanted to but never could.

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Jeremy Dilke
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Helen Dilke
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Veronica Tarkington
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Charles Tarkington
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The Bogus of Bokhara
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Mannering, Interpreter (as Alistair Sim)
Renee Gadd ...
Miss Blake (as Rene Gadd)
Viola Compton ...
Mrs. Massiter
Stafford Hillard ...
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The Earl of Wigan
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A mild-mannered, somewhat mousy man is astounded when his reflection in a mirror comes to life and begins to do all the wild and crazy things that he always wanted to but never could.

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alter ego | based on novel | See All (2) »

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Fantasy | Comedy

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24 April 1937 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Como tú quisieras ser  »

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(RCA Photophone Sound Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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This film was first telecast on New York City's pioneer television station W2XBS Sunday 31 March 1940. It is one of over 200 titles in the list of independent feature films made available for television presentation by Advance Television Pictures announced in Motion Picture Herald 4 April 1942. At this time, television broadcasting was in its infancy, almost totally curtailed by the advent of World War II, and would not continue to develop until 1945-1946. Post-WWII television viewers got their first look it in Los Angeles Wednesday 23 February 1949 on KFI (Channel 9) and in New York City Friday 22 April 1949 on WPIX (Channel 11). See more »

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Featured in Talkies: The 1930s Film Industry (2016) See more »

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Wondering
(uncredited)
Written by Nixon Grey
Campbell, Connelly Ltd
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Superior Production from Twickenham
5 July 2015 | by (london) – See all my reviews

Twickenham and Julius Hagen in the 1930s were synonymous with quota quickies.However this has far superior production values together with2 America actors,Edward Everett Horton and Genevieve Tobin as the leads.Everetts alter ego comes out of the mirror and replaces him.He actually makes loves to his wife,is friendly to his mother in law,shows great financial acumen and outwits his partner Garry Marsh.Horton gives his usual first class performance.The sets are absolutely marvelous a riot of art deco.Maybe it was investing in films of this quality that sent Hagen into bankruptcy and the end of his film career in little more than a year after this film was made


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