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Men Call It Love (1931)

Passed | | Romance | 14 March 1931 (USA)
A well-off bachelor finds himself at a loss for what to do when a married woman comes on to him while he's thoroughly involved with someone else's wife.

Director:

Edgar Selwyn

Writers:

Doris Anderson (dialogue continuity), Vincent Lawrence (adopted from play "Among the Married")
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Cast

Cast overview:
Adolphe Menjou ... Tony
Leila Hyams ... Connie
Norman Foster ... Jack
Mary Duncan ... Helen
Hedda Hopper ... Callie
Robert Emmett Keane ... Joe
Harry Northrup ... Brandt
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A well-off bachelor finds himself at a loss for what to do when a married woman comes on to him while he's thoroughly involved with someone else's wife.

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Genres:

Romance

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Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 March 1931 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Among the Married See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.20 : 1
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Early product placement: Jack tells his butler Brandt he always needs a supply of White Rock on hand, then a refrigerator shelf is shown full of bottles of the actual product. The company, founded in 1871, is still in business as of 2016. See more »

Goofs

When Connie takes the needle off the record at Tony's, the music keeps playing for a beat or two. See more »

Quotes

Callie: Ladies and Gentlemen!
[Party guests boos, howls and meows]
Callie: My mistake. Easiest to say we didn't throw this party just to pass out a little food. We had another object in bringing you here.
Party Guest: What?
Callie: Well, as you all know, we're not the sort to wear our hearts on our sleeves. In fact, we're not the sort to wear any more than the law allows!
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An OK little precode potboiler
13 October 2008 | by calvinnmeSee all my reviews

This is one of those high society precodes in which everybody is cheating on their own spouse with someone else's spouse. Adolphe Menjou plays one of the few single people in this high society group, but he still has quite the taste for the married women. Leila Hyams plays Connie, Menjou's latest woman of interest. However, she is in love with her husband and doesn't care to enter into an affair. Her husband, Jack, has had one affair with a showgirl that Connie doesn't know about. Mix all of this together and you have a variation on the more famous "The Divorcée". It's just a shame that Adolphe Menjou, the most interesting actor in the cast, doesn't spend more time on screen.

The studios all made movies like this during the Depression - films about wealthy people who had nothing better to do but play musical chairs with their love lives with not a glimpse of the dire situation that was playing out in the nation. This one is worth sitting through if you run into it, but there is really nothing to distinguish it other than Hyam's always adequate performance in whatever script she was thrown into and, of course, the ever-dashing Menjou.


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