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Men Are Such Fools (1938)

Approved  |   |  Drama, Romance  |  16 July 1938 (USA)
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Linda Lawrence rises from secretary to account executive in an advertising agency. She falls in love with ex-football star Jimmy Hall and marries him. Radio man Harry Galleon will push her ... See full summary »

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Harry Galleon
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Harvey Bates
Johnnie Davis ...
Tad
Penny Singleton ...
Nancy
Mona Barrie ...
Beatrice Harris
Marcia Ralston ...
Wanda Townsend
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Bill Dalton
Kathleen Lockhart ...
Mrs. Dalton
Donald Briggs ...
George Onslow
Nedda Harrigan ...
Mrs.Nelson
Eric Stanley ...
Mr. Nelson
Claud Allister ...
Rudolf (as Claude Allister)
Renie Riano ...
Mrs. Pinkel
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Linda Lawrence rises from secretary to account executive in an advertising agency. She falls in love with ex-football star Jimmy Hall and marries him. Radio man Harry Galleon will push her career further if she will just be "nice" to him and, when Jimmy gets jealous, she quits in favor of life as a suburban housewife. But her career still calls to her. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Also Known As:

Os homens São uns Trouxas  »

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Linda Lawrence Hall: [told by Jimmy that he's just been on the phone with her Aunt Minnie] My Aunt Minnie has been dead for five years.
James 'Jimmy' Hall: She didn't say where she was calling from!
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Let That Be a Lesson to You
(1938) (uncredited)
Music by Richard A. Whiting
Played immediately after the football game
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Priscilla Lane Smashes the Glass Ceiling
1 August 2001 | by (Michigan) – See all my reviews

Being an unabashed 'Lane, Priscilla' (qv) fan, Men Are Such Fools would be a delight to watch if only for the wonderful Miss Lane alone. But as a neat little bonus you get 'Bogart, Humphrey' (qv) in a rare, at that time, non-gangster role.This combination makes for an enjoyable movie about a young woman determined to succeed in the advertising business.

However, the one problem I have with this movie is Wayne Morris, or at least the character he plays.

As in another movie Mr. Morris was in with Miss Lane, _Love, Honor and Behave (1938)_ (qv), there is this undercurrent that seems to imply that you can show a woman how much you love her by physically pushing her around.

I understand that things were different back then, but it is still a bit difficult to watch any guy resort to physical contact with a woman in order to win her over. This is by no means a big part of this movie, but it is noticeable after seeing it happen over a series of films from that era.

That being said, the positives far outweigh any of the negatives. With Priscilla Lane starring and Humphrey Bogart in support, you can't go wrong spending your time with Men Are Such Fools.


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