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One Rainy Afternoon (1936)

Actor Philippe Martin and his married date Yvonne plan to neck in a darkened cinema, but he gets the wrong seat and mistakenly kisses lovely Monique, a publisher's daughter. An absurd ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Monique Pelerin
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Toto
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Maillot
Erik Rhodes ...
Count Alfredo Donstelli
Joseph Cawthorn ...
Monsieur Pelerin
Liev De Maigret ...
Yvonne (as Countess Liev de Maigret)
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Judge
Georgia Caine ...
Cecile
Murray Kinnell ...
Theatre Manager
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Leading Man
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Minister of Justice
Phyllis Barry ...
Felice (Maillot's secretary)
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Mr Perelin's Secretary
Eily Malyon ...
President of Purity League
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Actor Philippe Martin and his married date Yvonne plan to neck in a darkened cinema, but he gets the wrong seat and mistakenly kisses lovely Monique, a publisher's daughter. An absurd scandal results; to protect Yvonne, Philippe insists that he was simply overcome by Monique's beauty. This naturally intrigues Monique...but her nominal fiancée feels differently. French bureaucracy is broadly satirized. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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13 May 1936 (USA)  »

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Matinee Scandal  »

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$511,383 (estimated)
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| (2005 DVD release)

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(Western Electric Sound System Noiseless Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The earliest documented telecast of this film in New York City occurred Saturday 10 April 1948 on WNBT (Channel 4). See more »

Quotes

Prosecutor: In weaving his subtle net, he employed all the insidious devices known to his perfidious profession.
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Version of Monsieur Sans-Gêne (1935) See more »

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SECRET RENDEZVOUS
Music by Ralph Erwin
Lyrics by Preston Sturges
Sung by Margaret Warner and Seger Ellis
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Don't need this on a rainy afternoon
28 September 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Philippe Martin (Francis Lederer) is a struggling actor who accidentally kisses Monique (Ida Lupino) in a darkened cinema thinking that she is someone else. This incident causes a scandal which goes to court. In the meantime, Philippe's stage career takes off and we end with a theatre performance where the story depicts the recent events and we even have a song about it.

This film isn't very good despite having 2 good main actors in the lead roles. I expected more from Lederer and Lupino but there just wasn't anything in the script to deliver. The film is about an incident which is not capable of carrying a whole film. It also contains a very annoying Hugh Herbert as "Toto" who is given comedy music when he appears, which is all the way through the film. His character helps ruin the film. But it is a film with a nothing story to begin with. Shame the two main actors wasted their time with this.


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