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Director:
Writers:
Allen Rivkin (story) and
Lamar Trotti (story) ...
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Release Date:
28 May 1937 (USA) See more »
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Navy Lt. Richard Perry becomes an undercover man out to discover the leaders of a group of well connected... See more » | Add synopsis »
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1 nomination See more »
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THIS IS MY AFFAIR (William A. Seiter, 1937) *** See more (9 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Robert Taylor ... Lieutenant Richard L. Perry

Barbara Stanwyck ... Lil Duryea

Victor McLaglen ... Jock Ramsay

Brian Donlevy ... Batiste Duryea

John Carradine ... Ed

Douglas Fowley ... Alec
Alan Dinehart ... Doc Keller
Sig Ruman ... Gus (as Sig Rumann)
Robert McWade ... Admiral Dewey

Sidney Blackmer ... President Theodore Roosevelt
Frank Conroy ... President William McKinley
Marjorie Weaver ... Miss Blackburn
J.C. Nugent ... Ernie
Tyler Brooke ... Specialty
Willard Robertson ... George Andrews
Paul Hurst ... Bowler
Douglas Wood ... Henry Maxwell
Jonathan Hale ... Judge
John Hamilton ... Warden
Joseph Crehan ... Priest
Mary Young ... Dowager
Maurice Cass ... Jeweler
Paul McVey ... Roosevelt's Secretary
Jayne Regan ... Girl with Roosevelt
Ruth Gillette ... Blonde
James Donlan ... Reporter
Davison Clark ... Tim
Fred Santley ... Boy
Helen Brown ... Girl
DeWitt Jennings ... Bradley Wallace (as De Witt Jennings)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lynn Bari ... Party Guest with Keller (uncredited)
Margaret Brayton ... Guest (uncredited)
Ralph Brooks ... Reception Guest (uncredited)
Fred Cady ... Vaudeville Team (uncredited)

Lon Chaney Jr. ... Federal Agent in Baltimore Bank (uncredited)
Jack Chefe ... Nightclub Waiter (uncredited)

Gino Corrado ... Waiter at Reception (uncredited)
Don Craig ... Quartette Member (uncredited)
Bill Days ... Quartette Member (uncredited)
Eddie Dunn ... Prison Guard (uncredited)
Adolph Faylauer ... Dinner Guest (uncredited)
Al Ferguson ... Secret Service Man (uncredited)
Antonio Filauri ... Tony - Headwaiter (uncredited)
James Flavin ... Prison Guard (uncredited)
June Gale ... Girl with Keller (uncredited)
Homer Gayne ... Quartette Member (uncredited)

Eddie Hall ... Bowling Spectator in Last Row (uncredited)
Sam Harris ... Reception Guest (uncredited)
Ben Hewlett ... Guest (uncredited)
Warren Jackson ... Waiter (uncredited)
Walter James ... Dinner Guest (uncredited)
John Lester Johnson ... White House Guard (uncredited)
Ethan Laidlaw ... Barfly (uncredited)
Tom London ... Lil's Flustered Spectator (uncredited)
James May ... Waiter in Saloon (uncredited)
Arthur McCullough ... Quartette Member (uncredited)
W.S. McDunnough ... Lyman J. Gage (uncredited)
Jack McHugh ... Newsboy (uncredited)
Ivan Miller ... Secret Service Man (uncredited)
Frank Moran ... Prison Guard (uncredited)
Philip Morris ... Prison Guard (uncredited)
John Nasborough ... Guard (uncredited)
Edward Peil Sr. ... Secretary Hayes (uncredited)
Russ Powell ... Bowling Spectator (uncredited)
John Quillan ... Page Boy (uncredited)
Arthur Rankin ... Assistant Jeweler (uncredited)
George Reed ... Watchman in Capitol (uncredited)
Charles Rice ... Vaudeville Team (uncredited)
Ruth Robinson ... Nun (uncredited)
Francesca Rotoli ... Nun (uncredited)
Don Rowan ... Guard (uncredited)
Dick Rush ... Policeman (uncredited)
Floyd Shackelford ... Porter (uncredited)
Frank Shannon ... Root (uncredited)
Lee Shumway ... Secret Service Man (uncredited)
Ben Taggart ... Police Captain (uncredited)
June Terry ... Specialty Dancer (uncredited)
Dale Van Sickel ... Officer at Reception (uncredited)
Monte Vandergrift ... Policeman (uncredited)
Dorothy Vernon ... Gambler (uncredited)
Ernest Wood ... Mack (uncredited)

Directed by
William A. Seiter 
 
Writing credits
Allen Rivkin (story) and
Lamar Trotti (story)

Allen Rivkin (screenplay) and
Lamar Trotti (screenplay)

Kubec Glasmon  contributor to screenplay construction (uncredited)
Wallace Sullivan  contributor to treatment (uncredited)
Darryl F. Zanuck  story (uncredited)

Produced by
Kenneth Macgowan .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Arthur Lange (uncredited)
Charles Maxwell (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Robert H. Planck (photography) (as Robert Planck)
 
Film Editing by
Allen McNeil (film editor) (as Allan McNeil)
 
Art Direction by
Rudolph Sternad 
 
Set Decoration by
Thomas Little (set decorations)
 
Costume Design by
Royer (costumes)
 
Production Management
Darryl F. Zanuck .... in charge of production
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Earl Haley .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Roger Heman Sr. .... sound (as Roger Heman)
Arthur von Kirbach .... sound (as Arthur Von Kirbach)
 
Stunts
Dale Van Sickel .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Mack Gordon .... music and lyrics by
Arthur Lange .... musical director
Harry Revel .... music and lyrics by
Charles Maxwell .... music arranger (uncredited)
Jule Styne .... vocal supervisor (uncredited)
Paul Van Loan .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Jack Haskell .... dances staged by
 
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Runtime:
100 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)
Certification:
Finland:K-16 | USA:Approved (PCA #3200) | USA:TV-PG (TV rating)

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This film was made and released before Barbara Stanwyck and Robert Taylor were married. In the oversized, 22-page press book that the studio had prepared for the exhibitors, there were constant references to and blurb lines describing Stanwyck and Taylor as "real-life sweethearts" or "real-life heart interests", etc., stills captions particularly, typical 1930s selling points to be used in the advertising. However, somewhere between the planning and the execution, something went amiss, and the pressbook had an 8x10 snipe pasted on page three with specific instructions: Dated May 26, 1937, and addressed to Exhibitors as IMPORTANT NOTICE. It read: "Delete the phrase "real-life sweethearts" and any similar phase, or any stunts or copy along the same line from all advertising or publicity on THIS IS MY AFFAIR. In utilizing any of the press book materials you will please correct the copy, eliminating the words "real-life sweethearts." Please note that this applies to everything in the press book, publicity copy, ads, exploitation, stunts, etc. Your cooperation will be appreciated." (signed) Charles E. McCarthy-Advertising ManagerSee more »
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10 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
THIS IS MY AFFAIR (William A. Seiter, 1937) ***, 25 March 2009
Author: MARIO GAUCI (marrod@melita.com) from Naxxar, Malta

A bland title disguises this solidly-carpentered example of old-fashioned Hollywood entertainment, this film proves a largely successful hodgepodge of several disparate elements: a period piece, a romantic drama, a crime movie and a political thriller. Interestingly, though made by Fox, its protagonists – Robert Taylor and Barbara Stanwyck – were both usually associated with other studios; their on screen chemistry here is palpable and eventually led to marriage in a couple of years' time. While a bit too young, Taylor is a dashing hero (a Marine personally appointed by President McKinley to uncover the culprits behind an organized clean-up of numerous banks); unsurprisingly, no sooner has he tracked them down (led by smooth Brian Donlevy and thuggish Victor McLaglen) that he falls for a chanteuse (naturally, Stanwyck) who has thrown her lot with the gang – although, truth be told, singing is far from being the actress' forte! Similarly, apart from having to prove his worth to make it into their fold, he has to vie with McLaglen for Stanwyck's attentions; by the way, the practical joker persona of the former reminded me a lot of Charley Chase in SONS OF THE DESERT (1933) which, incidentally, was likewise directed by William A. Seiter. Later on, Taylor is in two minds about involving Stanwyck in the impending bait and tries to offer his resignation to the President while eloping with the girl – but the jealous rival disrupts his plans. The robbery gone awry, we find Donlevy dead and the other two in jail; Taylor's hopes for McKinley's intervention – having meanwhile learned the identity of the elusive and obviously prominent 'inside man' – are seemingly dashed when the President winds up assassinated himself (a great plot twist, though the resulting eleventh-hour suspense feels contrived)! To get back to the film's jumble of styles, even if the vaudeville sequences are a matter of taste, the romantic triangle slows things up and it skimps somewhat on the thriller aspect, this emerges a handsome production indeed – with the actors already mentioned ably supported by the likes of John Carradine (who unaccountably disappears after just one scene!), Douglas Fowley, Sig Rumann and, as two American Presidents, Sidney Blackmer (the bubbly Theodore Roosevelt) and Frank Conroy (McKinley).

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