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Release Date:
28 May 1937 (USA) See more »
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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Overlooked Historical Drama See more (9 total) »


  (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)
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
Crew verified as complete

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
100 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)
Finland:K-16 | USA:Not Rated (DVD Rating) | USA:Approved (PCA #3200) | USA:TV-PG (TV rating)

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Although the origin of the screenplay is not credited, the Motion Picture Herald stated that the film was based on a story written by Melville Crossman (a pseudonym of Darryl F. Zanuck), which appeared in Liberty Magazine. However, no other source mentions that story.See more »
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7 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Overlooked Historical Drama, 7 January 2009
Author: bob_gilmore1 from United States

In 1937 Darryl Zanuck, who had recently moved from head of production at Warner Brothers, was trying to get his newly created company, 20th Century Fox off the ground and on a level playing field with his old bosses at Warners and the glitter palace at MGM. "This Is My Affair" was an attempt to cash in on the current success of historical films set around the turn of the century ("San Francisco" "In Old Chicago")and in retrospect he succeeded quite mightily. The plot is fascinating. A trouble maker but heroic naval officer (Robert Taylor) is given a secret assignment by President McKinley to uncover a ring of bank robbers that are paralyzing American finance. He finds the gang but falls in love with their female mascot (Barbara Stanwyck) and must decide between love and duty.

Not everything about this vintage film works well, but overall it is a good slice of studio film-making. The plot gimmick would be borrowed by Kurt Vonnegut for "Mother Night" (the lead role of that film of the book was played brilliantly by Nick Nolte) and seems quite believable, at least within the confides of studio make believe. As a fan of old movies I am always thrilled when I stumble upon one that I have never seen and "This is my Affair" was no exception.

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