6.7/10
417
20 user 8 critic

Man Wanted (1932)

Not Rated | | Romance, Comedy, Drama | 23 April 1932 (USA)
A female editor of a magazine falls in love with her male secretary.

Director:

William Dieterle

Writers:

Robert Lord (story), Charles Kenyon (adaptation)
Reviews

Watch Now

From $2.99 (SD) on Prime Video

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Jewel Robbery (1932)
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Crime | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A gentleman thief charms a Viennese baron's wife and also conducts a daring daylight robbery of a jewellers.

Director: William Dieterle
Stars: William Powell, Kay Francis, Helen Vinson
Lawyer Man (1932)
Certificate: Passed Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Idealistic attorney Anton Adam makes headlines when he successfully prosecutes a prominent New York racketeer named Gilmurry. Adam's sudden renown attracts the attention of high-profile ... See full summary »

Director: William Dieterle
Stars: William Powell, Joan Blondell, David Landau
Certificate: Passed Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Marian moves to New York to make it big in the chorus and becomes involved in a love triangle.

Director: Thornton Freeland
Stars: Loretta Young, George Brent, Una Merkel
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Small time con artist Lefty Merrill has co-organized a crooked dance marathon and set-up his girlfriend to win the prize money. When his partner disappears with money before the contest is ... See full summary »

Director: Mervyn LeRoy
Stars: James Cagney, Mary Brian, Allen Jenkins
Guilty Hands (1931)
Certificate: Passed Drama | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A district attorney commits the perfect murder when he kills his daughter's womanizing fiancé and then tries framing the fiancé's lover.

Directors: W.S. Van Dyke, Lionel Barrymore
Stars: Lionel Barrymore, Kay Francis, Madge Evans
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Hatchet man is ordered to kill his close friend for the sake of Tong.

Director: William A. Wellman
Stars: Edward G. Robinson, Loretta Young, Dudley Digges
Night Nurse (1931)
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A nurse enlists the help of a petty criminal to foil a sinister plot to murder two children.

Director: William A. Wellman
Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Ben Lyon, Joan Blondell
Mandalay (1934)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Abandoned by her lover, a woman becomes the main "hostess" in a decadent nightclub, but tries to put her past behind her on a steamer to Mandalay.

Director: Michael Curtiz
Stars: Kay Francis, Ricardo Cortez, Warner Oland
Comedy | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Chester Kent struggles against time, romance, and a rival's spy to produce spectacular live "prologues" for movie houses.

Director: Lloyd Bacon
Stars: James Cagney, Joan Blondell, Ruby Keeler
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A scientist is tormented by an irrational fear of knives and the irresistible compulsion to murder his wife.

Director: Georg Wilhelm Pabst
Stars: Werner Krauss, Ruth Weyher, Ilka Grüning
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A drunken newspaperman is rescued from his alcoholic haze by an heiress whose love sobers him up and encourages him to write a play, but he lapses back into dipsomania.

Director: Dorothy Arzner
Stars: Sylvia Sidney, Fredric March, Adrianne Allen
Comedy | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A schoolteacher and amateur sleuth suspects foul play when a fellow passenger on a sea-plane gets sick and dies.

Director: Lloyd Corrigan
Stars: Edna May Oliver, James Gleason, Lola Lane
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
Kay Francis ... Lois Ames
David Manners ... Thomas 'Tom' / 'Tommy' Sherman
Una Merkel ... Ruth 'Ruthie' Holman
Andy Devine ... Andy Doyle
Kenneth Thomson ... Fred 'Freddie' Ames
Claire Dodd ... Ann Le Maire
Elizabeth Patterson ... Miss Harper, Lois' Secretary
Edward Van Sloan ... Mr. Walters, French & Sprague Manager
Robert Greig ... Harper (scenes deleted)
Frank Coghlan Jr. ... Youngster in Store (as Junior Coghlan)
Edit

Storyline

Lois is the editor of the 400 Magazine and is a work-a-holic. When Tom comes to her office to sell her a rowing machine, he leaves as her personal secretary. After a short time, he is an executive decision maker who works closely with Lois, and he falls for her. But Lois is married to playboy Fred, and for that reason, Tom decides to marry Ruth and leave the firm. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Romance | Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 April 1932 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Dangerous Brunette See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Guy Kibbee (Devins) and Virginia Sale (Miss Winkler) are listed in studio records for acting in this movie, but were not seen. Robert Greig is credited onscreen as Harper, a role played by Elizabeth Patterson. See more »

Quotes

Fred 'Freddie' Ames: Hey, you changed your office, haven't you? I hardly recognize it.
Lois Ames: You should come down oftener and see where your busy little wife works.
Fred 'Freddie' Ames: You're a swell girl, Lois. Don't you ever resent having a rich loafer for a husband?
Lois Ames: Never.
See more »

Soundtracks

What Am I Gonna Do When You're Gone
(1931) (uncredited)
Music by Lou Handman
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Husband or Secretary?
18 December 2007 | by wes-connorsSee all my reviews

Beautiful Kay Francis (as Lois Ames) is a busy magazine editor; her suave husband Kenneth Thomson (as Freddie Ames) enjoys playing polo, and having affairs. When Ms. Francis' secretary bids adieu, she hires good looking David Manners (as Tommy Sherman) as a replacement. Mr. Manners is engaged to Una Merkel (as Ruth Holman), who is, naturally, jealous of her beau's demanding bosswoman. Manners' roommate Andy Devine (as Andy) reads "True Confessions" magazines, and pines for Ms. Merkel.

Watching Francis and Thomson fall for each other is enjoyable. Even better is watching Francis and Thomson falling out of love - especially, the sequence beginning when he prepares cocktails, as she slips a note under his door: "Darling, I've been waiting up to see you. Somehow we've drifted apart and its chiefly my fault. Let's make up. Lois." Their final realization, and their goodbye, is very sweet, and well-played. Thomson is certainly the film's best supporting actor; and, thankfully, he doesn't try to sing! Within a year, he would become one of the founding members of SAG (the Screen Actors Guild).

***** Man Wanted (4/23/32) William Dieterle ~ Kay Francis, David Manners, Kenneth Thomson, Una Merkel


4 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 20 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending Movies With Prime Video

Enjoy a night in with these popular movies available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed