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Man Wanted (1932)

A female editor of a magazine falls in love with her male secretary.

Director:

William Dieterle

Writers:

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

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Genres:

Romance | Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated
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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 »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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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.
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Soundtracks

River, Stay 'Way from My Door
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Music by Harry M. Woods
Lyrics by Mort Dixon
Sung a cappella by David Manners and Andy Devine
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Refreshingly Contemporary Programmer With Kay Francis
16 April 2002 | by sobaokSee all my reviews

This was the first of five outings together for director William Dieterle and Kay Francis. It's highly entertaining and contemporary in feel. Managing editor Kay hires David Manners as her male secretary. Her man-about-town husband, Kenneth Thomson, could care less as he has his eye on playgirl Claire Dodd. When Kay discovers that the emotional charge between her and hubby is lacking and for what reason, she's dissapointed, but holds no grudge. The way this is all written is quite human and provocative. Lovely photography by Gregg Toland(who later did CITIZEN KANE) is impressive. Supporting cast includes Una Merkle and Andy Devine. Kay gives a breezy, yet sensitive portrayal and the film is watchable many times over.


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