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Men Are Such Fools (1938)

 -  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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Jimmy Hall
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Linda Lawrence
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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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16 July 1938 (USA)  »

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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I'm Like a Fish out of Water
(1937) (uncredited)
Music by Richard A. Whiting
Played when Linda and Jimmy are swimming
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Lame
9 December 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

If you want to see a truly bizarre '30s flick, catch this one. Wayne Morris and Priscilla Lane star as a couple who work in the city and then move to the suburbs. He keeps working, she stays home. She has a maid. She picks him up from the 5:15 train each day. She hates it and leaves him and goes back to work in New York. Then she informs her husband and the world she's leaving for Paris with a friend. Morris chases after her. The friend, by the way, is Bogar before he became a star. This film was a programmer, slotted in as a second or even third feature on a single bill. Morris is a horrible actor and thoroughly unconvincing as a businessman. Lane channels Ginger Rogers throughout, which is unsettling. Bogart merely treads water. And the film is poorly written. While it was billed as a comedy, it is more of a drama -- with cartoon music constantly playing in the background. Filmed almost entirely on the lot, it gets a little jarring during a brief car chase, the footage of which doesn't match the rest of the photography. If you watch it, take it for the curio that it is. Better yet, watch a BLONDIE flick instead. Better plots, better acting, more believable. Blondie was played by an actress named Penny Singleton, who just so happens o appear in this flick.


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