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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

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Monique Pelerin
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Toto
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Maillot
Erik Rhodes ...
Count Alfredo Donstelli
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Monsieur Pelerin
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Yvonne (as Countess Liev de Maigret)
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Judge
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Cecile
Murray Kinnell ...
Theatre Manager
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Leading Man
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Minister of Justice
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Felice (Maillot's secretary)
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Mr Perelin's Secretary
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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 took place Saturday 10 April 1948 simultaneously 10 April 1948 in New York City on WNBT (Channel 4) and in Philadelphia on WPTZ (Channel 3). See more »

Quotes

Yvonne: A taxi is just not the place to kiss in.
Philippe Martin: No? A lot of people would be surprised to know that.
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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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One drippy afternoon is more like it
1 August 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Middle thirties studio fodder that would be completely forgotten if it didn't have Ida Lupino in one of the star parts. She's very young although starting to move away from the English Jean Harlow mold the studio tried forcing her into when she first arrived. Her voice is still high and light not having yet acquired the smoky whiskey tinge that was to come within a few years. Some fun is provided by two members of the supporting cast, the always reliable Roland Young and the buffoonish Hugh Herbert plus Ida and the forgotten Francis Lederer make an attractive couple but this is a minor romantic comedy nothing more.


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