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Woman Chases Man (1937)

Passed  |   |  Comedy, Romance  |  7 May 1937 (USA)
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Former millionaire B.J. Nolan is useless with money, having lost most of his fortune on crazy schemes. His son, Kenneth, has the opposite problem thanks to good sense and a large ... See full summary »

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Virginia Travis
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Kenneth Nolan
Charles Winninger ...
B.J. Nolan
Erik Rhodes ...
Henri Saffron
Ella Logan ...
Judy
Leona Maricle ...
Nina Tennyson
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Hunk
Charles Halton ...
Mr. Judd
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Former millionaire B.J. Nolan is useless with money, having lost most of his fortune on crazy schemes. His son, Kenneth, has the opposite problem thanks to good sense and a large inheritance bequeathed by his mother. In order to raise the cash for a housing project, B.J. enlists the help of young architect Virginia Travis to con the money out of Kenneth. At the same time Kenneth is being pursued by a pair of small-time hucksters and chaos results when they all end up in staying in B.J.'s house. Written by Col Needham <col@imdb.com>

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Comedy | Romance

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7 May 1937 (USA)  »

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The Woman's Touch  »

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Broderick Crawford's film debut. See more »

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Trees
(1922) (uncredited)
Music by Oscar Rasbach (1922)
Poem by Joyce Kilmer (1914)
Sung a cappella by Joel McCrea
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Disappointing
27 February 2008 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Woman Chases Man (1937)

** (out of 4)

Screwball comedy has a father (Charles Winninger) trying to get $100,000 from his son (Joel McCrea) but when the son refuses the father hires a young woman (Miriam Hopkins) to try and lure it from him. This is a rather strange film because it doesn't work as a comedy at all. In fact, I don't recall laughing a single time but the two leads keep things moving along and makes for a great couple but it's a shame the screenplay doesn't do them justice. McCrea comes off a tad bit too straight-forward but this works well against the more free-spirited Hopkins who is incredibly charming in her role. The supporting cast doesn't add too much and the ending is very predictable but fans of the two stars might be interested.


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