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The Perfect Specimen (1937)

Approved | | Comedy | 15 December 1937 (France)
Raised in seclusion to be the epitome of mental, physical and moral perfection, Gerald Beresford Wicks is resigned to following his grandmother's wishes until a chance encounter with Mona Carter leads him into the outside world.

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Gerald Beresford Wicks
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Mona Carter
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Killigrew Shaw
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Mr. Grattan
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Jink Carter
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Alicia Brackett
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Mrs. Leona Wicks
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Pinky Cassidy
Dennie Moore ...
Clarabelle
Hugh O'Connell ...
Waldorf Hotel Clerk
James Burke ...
Sheriff Bill Snodgrass
Granville Bates ...
Hooker - Garage Owner
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Carl Carter
Tim Henning ...
Briggs
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Raised in seclusion to be the epitome of mental, physical and moral perfection, Gerald Beresford Wicks is resigned to following his grandmother's wishes until a chance encounter with Mona Carter leads him into the outside world.

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O Homem Perfeito  »

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Once frequently shown on local television, legal complications involving literary rights have kept this one off cable and prevented its DVD release for many years. See more »

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Gerald Beresford Wicks: I've never had so much fun in my life.
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As Sure As You're in Love
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Music by M.K. Jerome
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Fun comedy with fun characters.
13 July 2006 | by (Groningen, The Netherlands) – See all my reviews

This is not really an 'haha' type of comedy, its more a movie that has a fun and silly (in a good way) feeling all over it. The events in the movie are fun and so are the quirky characters that are in the movie.

Basically the story is a fun and simple one. Rich guy played by Errol Flynn, out of a conservative uptight family, has for the first time in his real fun when he runs of with the girl Mona (Joan Blondell). Along their trip the couple meets some quirky characters and get into some silly situations. It seems to me that the movie its story was inspired by the Greek Odyssey.

Errol Flynn is of course perfect as 'the perfect specimen'. I was a little bit worried about his comical talent but he pulls of rather well in this movie. All of the other actors are also fine professional comedy actors who all help to make this movie a fun, simple and non-serious one to watch.

A fun movie, that is very well worth watching.

7/10

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