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Man About Town (1939)

 |  Comedy, Musical  |  7 July 1939 (USA)
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Producer Bob Temple, who's brought an American show to London, loves his star Diana, but she won't take him seriously as a lover. To show her, he picks up stranger Lady Arlington, whose ... See full summary »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Diana Wilson
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Sir John Arlington
Binnie Barnes ...
Lady Arlington
Monty Woolley ...
Henri Dubois
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Mme. Dubois
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Ted Nash
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Susan Hayes
E.E. Clive ...
Hotchkiss, Arlington's Butler
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Rochester (as Eddie Anderson)
Merriel Abbott Dancers ...
Themselves, The Merriel Abbott Dancers
Matty Malneck ...
Matty Malneck, Orchestra Leader (as Matty Malneck and His Orchestra)
Matty Malneck's Orchestra ...
Matty Malneck's Orchestra
The Pina Troupe ...
Themselves, The Pina Troupe
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Storyline

Producer Bob Temple, who's brought an American show to London, loves his star Diana, but she won't take him seriously as a lover. To show her, he picks up stranger Lady Arlington, whose financier husband neglects her. On a weekend at the Arlington country house, Bob is used by both Lady A. and her friend to make their husbands jealous; this works all too well, and Bob is in danger from both husbands. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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7 July 1939 (USA)  »

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En pige på hver finger  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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Originally, this film was to feature Betty Grable opposite Jack Benny in the role of Diana Wilson, but because of appendicitis, she had to be replaced by Dorothy Lamour. Betty recovered in time, however, to contribute a song with Phil Harris (to which Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson danced), "Fidgety Joe" (music by Matty Malneck, lyrics by Frank Loesser). See more »

Goofs

Susan's hair style changes just before she leaves the house party. See more »

Quotes

Bob Temple: Use a little imagination, Rochester. What would you order if you wanted to make an impression?
Rochester: How about fish and chips and a couple of bottles of gin?
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Soundtracks

THAT SENTIMENTAL SANDWICH
Music by Friedrich Hollaender
Lyrics Frank Loesser
Performed by Dorothy Lamour and Phil Harris with Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson
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what a disappointment
26 November 2007 | by (london) – See all my reviews

I have always been a big fan of Jack Benny.I was looking forward to watching this film but what a letdown.It was desperately unfunny.There was absolutely no chemistry between him and his co stars.The musical numbers were poor and badly staged.The plot seemed to be a feeble rip off of A Damsel In Distress.Who thought that Edward Arnold was suitable casting as an English aristocrat?Jack Benny was very good in situation comedy but not really at physical comedy.The acrobat sequence is an embarrassment.Lamour is lacking any spark,maybe she was at her best in a sarong.The whole mess limps along to an ending that makes no sense at all.So as has been said elsewhere this makes "The Horn Blows at midnight"seem like a minor classic.


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