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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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Complete credited cast:
Jimmy Kilmartin
Elizabeth Kent
Alan Wythe
Rita Johnson ...
Florence (scenes deleted)
Nana Bryant ...
Meg Swift
Jane (scenes deleted)
Leonard Penn ...
John Miljan ...
Tommy Gaunt
William Stack ...
Oscar O'Shea ...
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 <>

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Comedy | Drama | Romance


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Release Date:

7 January 1938 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Amor de Ida e Volta  »

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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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 »


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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Uneven, but entertaining
3 October 1999 | by (Brunswick, ME) – See all my reviews

Okay, so maybe it's really uneven, but there are wonderful moments -- like Myrna Loy's drunk scene, and many of the scenes between Loy and Franchot Tone, especially the "Why didn't we name them Nip and Tuck?" scene in the car. The premise could be promising, but a lot of the dialogue is stilted and silly. However, Myrna insisting that they had oars all the time is great.

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