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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)
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Meg Swift
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Jane (scenes deleted)
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John Miljan ...
Tommy Gaunt
William Stack ...
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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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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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7 January 1938 (USA)  »

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Amor de Ida e Volta  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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This film was first telecast in Los Angeles Wednesday 20 February 1957 on KTTV (Channel 11) and in Philadelphia Sunday 24 March 1957 on WFIL (Channel 6); its earliest documented television showing in New York City presently stands at 20 January 1963 on WCBS (Channel 2). See more »

Quotes

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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Soundtracks

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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Predictable love triangle
10 April 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a typical love triangle movie with Myrna Loy, Rosalind Russell and Walter Pidgeon, with Franchot Tone at the odd man out. It's hard to know which is worse, the acting, the plot or the dialog. The outcome is fairly predictable, given the time period when this movie was made. As far as the acting goes, Ms. Loy is thoroughly unlikeable, Mr. Pidgeon stiff and Mr. Tone an insipid hanger-on. Ms. Russell comes off the best of the lot, thought her final scene when she is magnanimously prepared to give up her husband is unconvincing and without the necessary character motivation. Motivation is also lacking in the apparent coupling of Myrna Loy and Franchot Tone, when the prior attraction seemed to be all one-sided. The best acting by far is by the little known Nana Bryant, who plays Loy's mother.


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