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Breakfast for Two (1937)

Approved | | Comedy, Romance | 22 October 1937 (USA)
Texan debutante Valentine Ransome tries to reform a bankrupt playboy.



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Complete credited cast:
Jonathan Blair
Carol Wallace
Butch - Blair's Valet
Justice of the Peace
Etienne Girardot ...
Mr. Meggs
Sam Ransome
Gordon Faraday


Playboy Jonathan Blair wakes up after a night on the town to find that Texan Valentine Ransome has escorted him home. Val is attracted to Jonathan but, finding that his life is aimless and his family shipping company almost bankrupt, she decides to reform him first and marry him later. Aiding her is Jonathan's unctuous butler, Butch; in her way is his fiancée, ditzy actress Carol. Lots of slapstick. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Release Date:

22 October 1937 (USA)  »

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Behold the Bridegroom  »

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(RCA Victor System)

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1.37 : 1
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Monte Vandergrift, William Gould and Landers Stevens are listed as cast members by a modern source, but they did not appear or were not identifiable in the movie. See more »


Valentine Ransome: Four score and twenty years ago, our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.
Carol Wallace: She knows the Constitution!
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Crazy Credits

The opening credits are shown on a China serving platter, to go along with the movie's title, Breakfast for Two. See more »


Chirp a Little Ditty
Written by Herb Magidson and Allie Wrubel
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Blame It on the Night
6 August 2014 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Texas socialite (Barbara Stanwyck) falls for bankrupt playboy (Herbert Marshall) dating a ditzy actress (Glenda Farrell). With help from Marshall's butler (Eric Blore), she sets out to reform him. First step is to buy his business to cut off his income so perhaps he will be forced to work. Then she tries to get him untangled from Farrell. Delightful little romantic comedy with a great cast. Stanwyck may not be a believable Texan but she's still likable and fun. Marshall is also a little hard to swallow as shiftless but his charm overcomes that. Eric Blore and Glenda Farrell offer terrific support. Wait til you see how Stanwyck breaks up a wedding. Kind of gave me the creeps!

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