MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 1,593 this week

Breakfast for Two (1937)

Approved  |   |  Comedy, Romance  |  22 October 1937 (USA)
6.4
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.4/10 from 570 users  
Reviews: 11 user | 4 critic

Texan debutante Valentine Ransome tries to reform a bankrupt playboy.

Director:

Writers:

(screen play), (screen play), 6 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

IMDb Picks: May

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in May, sponsored by COVERGIRL.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 35 titles
created 02 May 2011
 
a list of 28 titles
created 05 Dec 2011
 
a list of 181 titles
created 13 Jan 2013
 
a list of 719 titles
created 06 Apr 2014
 
a list of 4859 titles
created 7 months ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Breakfast for Two (1937)

Breakfast for Two (1937) on IMDb 6.4/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Breakfast for Two.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Baby Face (1933)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A young woman uses her body and her sexuality to help her climb the social ladder, but soon begins to wonder if her new status will ever bring her happiness.

Director: Alfred E. Green
Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, George Brent, Donald Cook
The Cat's-Paw (1934)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Naive Ezekial Cobb, brought up by his missionary father in China returns to America to seek a wife. Corrupt politicians enlist him to run for mayor as a dummy candidate with no chance of ... See full summary »

Directors: Sam Taylor, Harold Lloyd
Stars: Harold Lloyd, Una Merkel, George Barbier
Miranda (1948)
Fantasy | Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A young married physician discovers a mermaid, and gives into her request to be taken to see London. Comedy and romantic entanglements ensue soon after.

Director: Ken Annakin
Stars: Glynis Johns, Googie Withers, Griffith Jones
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

John Blandish is worth $100 million. His heiress daughter is soon to be wed to Foster Harvey, who believes she's a cold, unfeeling woman, despite loving her. Her cold emotional state is in ... See full summary »

Director: St. John Legh Clowes
Stars: Jack La Rue, Hugh McDermott, Linden Travers
Vagabond Lady (1935)
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Romance | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Josephine Spiggins is thinking of marrying John Spear, the stuffed-shirt son of a department store owner. When John's free-spirit brother Tony returns from touring the South Seas in his ... See full summary »

Director: Sam Taylor
Stars: Robert Young, Evelyn Venable, Reginald Denny
Our Town (1940)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Change comes slowly to a small New Hampshire town in the early 20th century. People grow up, get married, live, and die. Milk and the newspaper get delivered every morning, and nobody locks... See full summary »

Director: Sam Wood
Stars: William Holden, Martha Scott, Fay Bainter
Certificate: M Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Two aging playboys are both after the same attractive young woman, but she fends them off by claiming that she plans to remain a virgin until her wedding night. Both men determine to find a way around her objections.

Director: Otto Preminger
Stars: William Holden, David Niven, Maggie McNamara
Drama | Romance | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

World War I brings tribulations to an American woman married to a German.

Director: Archie Mayo
Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Otto Kruger, Ralph Bellamy
Mirage (1965)
Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A New York man suffers amnesia. He soon learns that he's mixed up in a life-and-death situation, but what exactly is it?

Director: Edward Dmytryk
Stars: Gregory Peck, Diane Baker, Walter Matthau
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A bookish historian is married to a steely Southern belle who raises horses, an animal that he doesn't care for. However, the cute young neighbor girl doesn't feel that way about him and makes no bones about letting him know it.

Director: Irving Pichel
Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Robert Cummings, Diana Lynn
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Fiona, Evelyn and Susanna are sisters. Their mother dies on the Lusitania, their father is killed in France, they must manage their Fifth Avenue mansion by themselves. Fiona marries Charles... See full summary »

Director: Irving Rapper
Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, George Brent, Geraldine Fitzgerald
Gambling Lady (1934)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Lady Lee, gambler's daughter, plies her trade while pondering the proposal of a social-register suitor.

Director: Archie Mayo
Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Joel McCrea, Pat O'Brien
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
Herbert Marshall ...
Glenda Farrell ...
Carol Wallace
Eric Blore ...
Butch - Blair's Valet
...
Justice of the Peace
Etienne Girardot ...
Mr. Meggs
Frank M. Thomas ...
Sam Ransome
Pierre Watkin ...
Gordon Faraday
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

More fun than roping wildcats! (original poster) See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

22 October 1937 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Aamiainen kahdelle  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(RCA Victor System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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 »

Quotes

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!
See more »

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 »

Soundtracks

Will You?
(uncredited)
Written by Gene Raymond
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
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.


9 of 9 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Breakfast for Two (1937) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?