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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
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Clarabelle
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Waldorf Hotel Clerk
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Sheriff Bill Snodgrass
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Hooker - Garage Owner
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Carl Carter
Tim Henning ...
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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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"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on January 2, 1939 with Errol Flynn, Joan Blondell and May Robson reprising their film roles. See more »

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Mr. Grattan: He's probably suffering untold tortures.
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As Sure As You're in Love
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Music by M.K. Jerome
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Better Than Given Credit For
28 September 2003 | by (Silver Spring, MD) – See all my reviews

I have to agree with the other review on the page...The Perfect Specimen is a far better screwball comedy than it's been given credit for. In fact, it's head and shoulders above Flynn's next screwball comedy, 1938's Four's A Crowd.

It helped that Flynn and Joan Blondell were pals off-screen, because they show a very comfortable and breezy rapport with each other on-screen. Flynn shows a light and pleasant acting touch in this, especially when compared to his ham-handed performances in Four's A Crowd or Footsteps In The Dark.

It's too bad this isn't available on video, because I think both Flynn fans and non-Flynn fans will discover a small treasure.


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