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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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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 ...
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Oscar O'Shea ...
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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 »

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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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not great
24 August 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"Man-Proof" is one of those films that the studios just ground out week after week. There's nothing particularly special about it unless you count Myrna Loy, who is always special. Here she plays a young woman, Mimi, from new money - her mother (Nana Bryant) is a popular romance novelist -- who's jilted by her boyfriend Alan (Walter Pidgeon). He dumps her unceremoniously to marry Elizabeth (Rosalind Russell), who has lots more money. A family friend, Jimmy (Franchot Tone) who seems to love Mimi himself, thinks he's a jerk and is just as glad.

After the wedding, Mimi, Alan, and Elizabeth bury the hatchet, and Mimi and Alan decide to be friends. After an evening at the fights while Elizabeth is home sick, Mimi decides that she wants Alan back.

This is pretty predictable stuff, overwritten with heavy dialogue. I will say this - Rosalind Russell wears the most atrocious-looking wedding veil I've ever seen. It seems to be held up on either side of the head by wires and resembles the flying nun's habit, and it looks like it's made of cellophane. Actually it's some sort of silk but it's hideous. Worth a look if you want to chuckle.

Pidgeon and Loy are good; Franchot Tone doesn't have much to do but wisecrack. Loy is beautiful as usual. Not much to recommend this.


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