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Man-Proof (1938)

Passed  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Romance  |  7 January 1938 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Jimmy Kilmartin
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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 ...
Bob
John Miljan ...
Tommy Gaunt
William Stack ...
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Oscar O'Shea ...
Gus
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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7 January 1938 (USA)  »

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Amor de Ida e Volta  »

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Some cast members in studio records/casting call lists did not appear or were not identifiable in the movie. These were (with their character names): Marie Blake (Telephone Operator), Harvey Clark (Artist), Dorothy Vaughan (Matron), Jerome Storm (Poolroom Man), Ralph Bushman (Young Man at Fight) and Irving Bacon (Drug Clerk). See more »

Quotes

Mimi Swift: How'd I ever happen to get a mother like you?
Meg Swift: You're much too young to know.
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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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Mild comedy romance more civil than funny.
7 September 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Mimi (Myrna Loy) is not taking the marriage of ex, Allen Wythe (Walter Pidgeon), lying down. Even with a Mrs. Wythe (Rosalind Russell) in the picture she is determined to get him back. When she makes her move on Allen it turns out easier than she expected but much more difficult in other ways.

Aside from Mimi's husband stealing focus the cast of Man Proof remains on good behavior most of the time as they restrain themselves and the picture from going comically screwball. Loy who wonderfully underplays a drunk scene sobers up long enough to maturely assess her actions while Russell shows similar restraint at Loy's audacity. Meanwhile cad Pidgeon sees no problem with doing Mimi on the side.

With adults behaving like adults Man-Proof is void of zaniness most of the way. Loy, Russell, Pidgeon and Franchot Tone as a graphic artist enamored with Mimi give sound performances but the overall production seems void of a rich sense of humor and Man-Proof is laugh proof more than it should be.


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