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Mannequin (1937)

Not Rated | | Drama | 21 January 1938 (USA)
Rags-to-riches Hennessey meets newlyweds Jessie and Eddie from his old neighborhood. Eddie plots to have Jessie divorce him, marry Hennessey, divorce Hennessey, then bring Hennessey's money... See full summary »

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Rags-to-riches Hennessey meets newlyweds Jessie and Eddie from his old neighborhood. Eddie plots to have Jessie divorce him, marry Hennessey, divorce Hennessey, then bring Hennessey's money into remarriage with Eddie. His plan goes awry at several points. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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The Romance of a Shopgirl's Millions

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Joan Crawford had a brief affair with Spencer Tracy on the set of the film. See more »

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Jessie Cassidy: We're not so old now. That is, not so very. Sometimes I feel kind of... old. It's because I feel sort of, well, responsible for everything, I guess: I dump myself on you just when you were starting to get ahead - it wasn't fair; it wasn't fair to you. But I hated Hester Street so - and I wanted you, and I couldn't wait any longer - I waited so long!
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Featured in Joan Crawford: The Ultimate Movie Star (2002) See more »

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Always and Always
(1937)
Music by Edward Ward
Lyrics by Bob Wright and Chet Forrest
Sung by Joan Crawford (uncredited)
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Crawford and Tracy
25 February 2008 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Mannequin (1937)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

John Crawford plays a poor girl living in a rundown apartment with her parents who begs her boyfriend (Alan Curtis) to marry her so that she can get out of where she lives. Hours after the marriage, a rich man (Spencer Tracy) gets talking to the couple and soon tries to get Crawford to leave with him. At first she refuses but then her husband starts showing signs of her father in that he has no big plans for the future. THis film isn't anything special but the performances make it worth watching. Crawford comes off very believable here as the poor girl who wants something in her life yet has to struggle with her family and then husband to get it. Tracy is also very charming here and comes off quite strong. His calm and cool touch comes off very well for the character. Ralph Morgan has a nice supporting role and Leo Gorcey plays Crawford's lazy brother. The screenplay is pretty weak and predictable from start to finish but that doesn't keep the entertainment value down.


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