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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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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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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 »

Quotes

Gerald Beresford Wicks: I've never had so much fun in my life.
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Soundtracks

As Sure As You're in Love
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Music by M.K. Jerome
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Top drawer. The lost art of whimsical comedy.
16 July 2000 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

This film might have its critics, but for me it's always a delight to see good-natured humour given a chance to shine in the hands of great actors. Errol Flynn was one of the most underrated comedians of any age. He was always prepared to send himself up as easily as anyone else and few others could have carried this film off especially playing opposite the crackerjack Joan Blondell. Add May Robson, Allen Jenkins and Edward Everett Horton and you've got a great little film that would make anyone forget about the world's woes for a hour or three. Not to be missed by any joker with a heart and most people without one. Give in to a bit of fun now and again and remember that life is all meat and potatoes.


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