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Get Your Man (1927)

A young American girl in Paris falls in love with a handsome nobleman, but he is about to wed in an arranged marriage. She hatches a plan to overcome that obstacle and get her man.

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Dorothy Arzner
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Cast

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Clara Bow ... Nancy Worthington
Charles 'Buddy' Rogers ... Robert Albin (as Charles Rogers)
Josef Swickard ... Duke of Albin
Josephine Dunn ... Simone de Valens
Harvey Clark ... Marquis de Valens
Frances Raymond ... Mrs. Worthington
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A young American girl in Paris falls in love with a handsome nobleman, but he is about to wed in an arranged marriage. She hatches a plan to overcome that obstacle and get her man.

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GIRLS! The most magnetic Miss in the Movies gives you some pointers in your favourite pastime! BOYS! This'll warn you- but what's the use? You'll fall for the darlings anyway-and LIKE it! (Print Ad- South Coast Times and Wollongong Argus,((Wollongong, NSW)) 15 June 1928) See more »

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Comedy | Romance

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Trivia

Clara Bow made it plain to all that she did not like being directed by a woman. B.P. Schulberg was convinced by his progressive wife to allow a woman to direct despite Bow's grumbling. See more »

Goofs

Simone enters Robert's room twice during the final scene of the film. See more »

Quotes

Robert Albin: Will you try to break your engagement if I can break mine?
Nancy Worthington: But you can't, can you?
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Featured in Clara Bow: Discovering the It Girl (1999) See more »

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An American in Paris
23 July 2009 | by wes-connorsSee all my reviews

As a boy, handsome Charles "Buddy" Rogers (as Robert Albin) was betrothed to fetching young Josephine Dunn (as Simone de Valens), by respective fathers Josef Swickard (as the Duke of Albin) and Harvey Clark (as the Marquis de Valens). Seventeen years later, the French noble class prepare for Mr. Rogers' pre-arranged wedding. Rogers is sent to the city (Paris) to pick up a string of pearls for the bride, and meets sexy Clara Bow (as Nancy Worthington). Rogers continually runs into Ms. Bow, a New Yorker spending her first unchaperoned day in the romantic city.

By their third meeting, Rogers and Bow are clearly becoming attracted to each other. They fall in love in a wax museum. Bow thinks, "It must be fate." Rogers is stricken with Bow, but feels honor-bound to go through with his Saturday wedding to Ms. Dunn. Sadly, Rogers and Bow part. But, Bow has a plan to "Get Your Man". She stages an automobile accident at Rogers' château, and ingratiates herself into the family. After learning that Rogers' intended wife has a lover, Bow is more determined than ever to break up the unhappy couple.

Reels #2 and #3 of this slightly damaged, six reel feature are lost, but it's still a cohesive, enjoyable film.

The missing footage contains more of Bow and Rogers romancing in Paris, then Bow's staged accident at his château. The accident and aftermath are certainly missed, but it isn't too difficult to comprehend what's happened. Director Dorothy Arzner and photographer Alfred Gilks capture their stars beautifully. That Rogers catches his sleeve on a suitcase while packing, and has to kick a fallen pillow out of the way gives his performance a natural spontaneity. Bow is fresh and playful. The supporting cast is a treasure chest. Hopefully, this film has been saved from any further deterioration.

******* Get Your Man (12/4/27) Dorothy Arzner ~ Clara Bow, Charles 'Buddy' Rogers, Harvey Clark


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USA

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Release Date:

7 December 1927 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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