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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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Howa Texas beauty went after the man she decided to call her own. (original poster) See more »


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22 October 1937 (USA)  »

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Behold the Bridegroom  »

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


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fun Stanwyck
2 June 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Barbara Stanwyck and Herbert Marshall enjoy "Breakfast for Two" in this 1937 comedy which also stars Eric Blore, Brenda Farrell, and Donald Meek.

Stanwyck is Valentine Ransome from Texas, who meets playboy Jonathan Blair one night and ends up spending the night at his apartment. No, it's not precode, it's just that Blair's dog frightened her when she went for the door. Valentine is attracted to Jonathan, but he appears to have a lack of direction. He runs his family shipping company and has just about plowed it into the ground.

Valentine buys the company in the hopes that Jonathan will get in there and make good. Meanwhile, she has to worry about his marriage to an actress (Glenda Farrell) and how she's going to stop it.

Some hilarious scenes, including a chorus of window washers and a funny performance by Donald Meek as the poor justice of the peace. As the dizzy actress Carol, Glenda Farrell is a riot.

There's some slapstick that involves Marshall which I assume was done with a stand-in since he had an artificial leg - but it was done seamlessly.

Beautiful sets and nice production values, a cute comedy, with the young Stanwyck looking beautiful.

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