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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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Complete credited cast:
Jimmy Kilmartin
Elizabeth Kent
Alan Wythe
Florence (scenes deleted)
Meg Swift
Jane (scenes deleted)
Tommy Gaunt
William Stack ...
Oscar O'Shea ...
Dan Tobey ...
Fight Announcer


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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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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Did You Know?


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 »


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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The Wedding March
(1843) (uncredited)
from "A Midsummer Night's Dream, Op.61"
Written by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
Played after the wedding
Reprised in the score at the end
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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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