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Man-Proof (1938)

Passed | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 7 January 1938 (USA)
Mimi has tried everything to become the bride to Alan, but he chooses Elizabeth instead. The ironic part is that Mimi's mother writes romance novels and neither one has had any luck with ... See full summary »

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Elizabeth Kent
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Alan Wythe
Rita Johnson ...
Florence (scenes deleted)
Nana Bryant ...
Meg Swift
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Jane (scenes deleted)
Leonard Penn ...
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John Miljan ...
Tommy Gaunt
William Stack ...
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Oscar O'Shea ...
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Dan Tobey ...
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Mimi has tried everything to become the bride to Alan, but he chooses Elizabeth instead. The ironic part is that Mimi's mother writes romance novels and neither one has had any luck with men. So Mimi decides to get a job as an illustrator at the New York Chronicle where her friend Jimmy works. When Alan and Liz return from their honeymoon, Alan wants to keep Mimi at his side, and Mimi has no objections - in the beginning. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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7 January 1938 (USA)  »

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Amor de Ida e Volta  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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This film was first telecast in Los Angeles Wednesday 20 February 1957 on KTTV (Channel 11) and in Philadelphia Sunday 24 March 1957 on WFIL (Channel 6); its earliest documented television showing in New York City presently stands at 20 January 1963 on WCBS (Channel 2). See more »

Quotes

Mimi Swift: Explain it to her, Jimmy.
Jimmy Kilmartin: Well, it's like this...
Meg Swift: That's enough, Jimmy. When anything starts, "Well, it's like this," you can't explain it.
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Stompin' at the Savoy
(1935) (uncredited)
Music by Benny Goodman, Chick Webb and Edgar M. Sampson
Played when Alan and Jimmy are at the bar
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delightful, if a bit uneven
27 March 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I should confess up front that Myrna Loy buys the first 6 points just for showing up. That said, I think this movie has been underrated. It's a bit uneven and has some weak moments - self conscious and over wrought, or at least over written. But all in all, there's a lot to like. Myrna Loy, for one. Wait. I said that already. There are two really interesting characters - Loy's and Pigeon's. Russell and Tone are fine, but one dimensional. Meg, Loy's mother, is quite good, if expected. And despite Tone's obvious love for Loy throughout, there's no compelling chemistry between them even at the end when they're supposed to be obviously in love. But the overall package is well worth it.


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