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21 March 1941 (USA) See more »
They Looked Alike... But Didn't Make Love Alike!
John Evans encounters his lookalike, Malcolm Scott. When Scott is killed in an accident, Evans finds... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Brian Aherne ... John Evans / Malcolm Scott

Kay Francis ... Adrienne Scott
Henry Stephenson ... Frederick Collins

S.Z. Sakall ... Paul

Nils Asther ... Peter Ransome
Sig Ruman ... Dr. Simms (as Sig Rumann)
Dorothy Tree ... Mrs. Van Avery
Janet Beecher ... Mrs. Milford

Marc Lawrence ... Frank DeSoto
Henry Kolker ... Mulhausen
Sarah Padden ... Maid
Eden Gray ... Venetia Scott

Selmer Jackson ... Mr. Green
William Gould ... Mr. Ryan
Russell Hicks ... Mr. Van der Girt
Frederick Burton ... Mr. Milford
Margaret Armstrong ... Mrs. Van der Girt
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
William 'Billy' Benedict ... Messenger Boy (uncredited)
Wilson Benge ... Butler (uncredited)
Barlowe Borland ... Doctor (uncredited)
Paul Bryar ... Bar Waiter (uncredited)
Ethel Clifton ... Maid (uncredited)
Frank Coghlan Jr. ... Messenger Boy (uncredited)
Irene Coleman ... Office Girl (uncredited)

Billy Engle ... Newsboy (uncredited)
Jack Gardner ... Bell Captain (uncredited)
Jennifer Gray ... Office Girl (uncredited)
Pauline Haddon ... Stenographer (uncredited)
Tom Herbert ... News Vendor (uncredited)
Frank O'Connor ... Cab Driver (uncredited)

Charles Ray ... (uncredited)
Cyril Ring ... Relative (uncredited)
Henry Roquemore ... Bartender (uncredited)
Lloyd Whitlock ... Attendant (uncredited)

Directed by
Edward Ludwig 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Eddie Moran 
Henry De Vere Stacpoole  story

Produced by
Lawrence W. Fox Jr. .... producer
Ben Hersh .... associate producer
Original Music by
Hans J. Salter (uncredited)
Cinematography by
Victor Milner 
Film Editing by
Milton Carruth 
Art Direction by
Jack Otterson 
Set Decoration by
Russell A. Gausman 
Costume Design by
Vera West 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Seward Webb .... assistant director
Art Department
Richard H. Riedel .... associate art director
Sound Department
Bernard B. Brown .... sound supervisor
Hal Bumbaugh .... sound technician
Visual Effects by
John P. Fulton .... special photographic effects
Music Department
Hans J. Salter .... musical director (as H.J. Salter)
Charles Previn .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Frank Skinner .... composer: additional music (uncredited)

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72 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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Originally was planned to star Leslie Howard.See more »
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2 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
pity..., 29 September 2011
Author: kim-de-windter from Switzerland

real pity

this movie could have been rather good. they had Kay Francis and Brian Aherne, even Nils Asther..

10 minutes into the movie its painfully obvious that this has something of a Helen Keller Musical.

there's no direction, the plot is dull and stupid and the actors don't seem to have been given a script before shooting.

they should have simply made a romance with Kay and Nils in the leads.. that i would have liked to see.

this movie is an infuriating waste of talent, time and money

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