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This Is My Affair (1937)

 -  Crime | Drama | History  -  28 May 1937 (USA)
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Navy Lt. Richard Perry becomes an undercover man out to discover the leaders of a group of well connected men who pull off bank robberies during the McKinley administration (early 20th ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Lt. Richard L. Perry
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Lil Duryea
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Jock Ramsay
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Batiste Duryea
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Ed
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Alec
Alan Dinehart ...
Doc Keller
Sig Ruman ...
Gus (as Sig Rumann)
Robert McWade ...
Admiral Dewey
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Frank Conroy ...
Marjorie Weaver ...
Miss Blackburn
J.C. Nugent ...
Ernie
Tyler Brooke ...
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Willard Robertson ...
George Andrews
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Navy Lt. Richard Perry becomes an undercover man out to discover the leaders of a group of well connected men who pull off bank robberies during the McKinley administration (early 20th century). Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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One wonders why Patrick (Robert Taylor) never donned an evening suit in the club, because every other male was wearing one, especially as he was trying to blend in and infiltrate. See more »

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The opening credits list the names in picture frames with subtle tree silhouettes in the background. See more »

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On the Banks of the Wabash, Far Away
(1897) (uncredited)
Written by Paul Dresser
Sung by people boating on a lake
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Ridiculous premise, bad execution

I am a huge Robert Taylor fan and I have been trying to find all of his films. This is one I did not have, but I watched it recently on Fox Movie Channel, and was very disappointed. I know he was a contract player with little control over his scripts, but the acting was as bad as the script. Victor McLaglen was even bad, and Brian DonLevy was almost unrecognizable. Considering the relations off screen between Taylor and Stanwyck, it was surprising how little chemistry there was on screen between the two of them. But the premise of the film was so ridiculous: that the President of the U.S. would order a Navy Lt to leave the service secretly to hunt down bank robbers, and report only to the President, that it made it hard to appreciate anything else about the film. The death row scenes were entirely unmoving. The only thing worse than Taylor's acting was Stanwyck's singing. She got better later in Ball of Fire-thank heavens.


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