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Strangers in Love (1932)

Strangers in Love is a 1932 American Pre-Code comedy film directed by Lothar Mendes and written by Grover Jones, William J. Locke and William Slavens McNutt. The film stars Fredric March, ... See full summary »

Director:

Lothar Mendes

Writers:

Grover Jones (screenplay), William J. Locke (novel) | 1 more credit »
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Complete credited cast:
Fredric March ... Buddy Drake / Arthur Drake
Kay Francis ... Diana Merrow
Stuart Erwin ... Stan Kenney
Juliette Compton ... Muriel Preston
George Barbier ... Mr. Merrow
Sidney Toler ... McPhail
Earle Foxe ... J.C. Clark
Lucien Littlefield ... Professor Clark
Leslie Palmer Leslie Palmer ... Bronson
Gertrude Howard Gertrude Howard ... Snowball, Servant
Ben Taggart ... Crenshaw
John M. Sullivan John M. Sullivan ... Dr. Selous
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Strangers in Love is a 1932 American Pre-Code comedy film directed by Lothar Mendes and written by Grover Jones, William J. Locke and William Slavens McNutt. The film stars Fredric March, Kay Francis, Stuart Erwin, Juliette Compton, George Barbier, Sidney Toler and Earle Foxe. The film was released on March 4, 1932, by Paramount Pictures.

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Comedy | Drama

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One of over 700 Paramount Productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since. See more »

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He's double again!
30 January 2007 | by fdraskolnikovSee all my reviews

I recently saw Strangers in Love. I believe Fredric March was particularly good at playing double-role: Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde docet.

He plays Buddy and he plays Arthur two twin brothers so physically alike and so different in behaving, interests and attitudes.

Arthur is posh, snob and envious about his brother Robert who is so easy thinking, good at sports, having no money, living away from his brother . He's everything but snob. One day Buddy meets his brother again in order to ask for some money and Arthur says it all about his feelings for Buddy.

During this fight, Arthur dies because of a heart attack and Buddy takes his place, pretending to be Arthur him self.

From now on, the movie turns out to be quite nice, elegant, and also ironic. Fredric March is irresistible, witty, funny and he's the one who makes the difference in terms of talent, presence, ability and humor. Fredric March makes the movie.

He was not a matinée idol: he was an actor.

A nice product of US cinematography in the 30's.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 April 1932 (UK) See more »

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Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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