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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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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Mimi Swift
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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 ...
Minister
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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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 »

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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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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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Prestigious Junk
27 June 2005 | by (New York, NY) – See all my reviews

It starts out as a bubbly comedy and quickly sinks into "women's picture" banality, with Loy inexplicably pining over stolid Walter P., who is marrying Rosalind Russell (her la-di-dah accent is intolerable), while Franchot Tone is making drunken quips on the sidelines. The tone is all over the place, now breezy, now soap-opera, and poor Myrna Loy looks miserable throughout -- she must have known how negligible this script is. The characters' alliances shift scene by scene, without explanation, and the happy-ending fadeout wouldn't convince a five-year-old. The four leads are pros and almost always interesting to watch, but this one is so MGM-fake and dramatically underpowered that it plays like a prehistoric episode of "One Life to Live."


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