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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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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 ...
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John Miljan ...
Tommy Gaunt
William Stack ...
Minister
Oscar O'Shea ...
Gus
Dan Tobey ...
Fight Announcer
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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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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), Francis X. Bushman Jr. (Young Man at Fight) and Irving Bacon (Drug Clerk). See more »

Quotes

Meg Swift: [Laughing as she sees Mimi and Jimmy who claim to be platonic friends kissing] The end of a beautiful friendship.
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Soundtracks

On a Sunday Afternoon
(1935) (uncredited)
Music by Nacio Herb Brown
Lyrics by Arthur Freed
Sung a cappella by Myrna Loy and Walter Pidgeon
Also whistled by Walter Pidgeon and hummed by Myrna Loy
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Not perfect but entertaining
9 April 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Based on the casting that included Myra Loy and Rosalind Russell, I decided to watch this movie. Some reviews are unkind so I was surprised to find that I enjoyed it as much as I did. And I watch a lot of the thirties and forties movies. My impressions...

  • It evolved from a comedy into a more serious theme of troubled


relationships. Uneven but still interesting.

  • I had to check out the date of the movie to verify that it was not


pre-code film because the storyline became more 'adult' as it moved along, until the ending.

  • I enjoyed Franchot Tone, who I was not that familiar with. Definitely


want to see him in some other films.

  • Some call the dialog stilted but I found myself listening closely to


it because there was a lot of thought in the words spoken.

Bottom line - there are mixed reviews but I found this film to be well worth the time spent.


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