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Hands Across the Table (1935)

Passed | | Comedy, Romance | 18 October 1935 (USA)
A loafer and a manicurist, both planning to marry money, meet and form an uneasy alliance.

Director:

Mitchell Leisen

Writers:

Norman Krasna (screen play), Vincent Lawrence (screen play) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Carole Lombard ... Regi Allen
Fred MacMurray ... Theodore Drew III
Ralph Bellamy ... Allen Macklyn
Astrid Allwyn ... Vivian Snowden
Ruth Donnelly ... Laura
Marie Prevost ... Nona
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Storyline

Hotel manicurist Regi Allen is a cynical golddigger who meets her match in Theodore 'Ted' Drew III. After a date with Ted, she lets him sleep on her couch when he's too drunk to go further; but what is she to think when he wants to extend the arrangement? Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Taglines:

She gave the air to a millionaire . . . and her heart to a guy with a million-dollar personality ! It's gay , grand , glorious fun ! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

18 October 1935 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bracelets See more »

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Production Co:

Paramount Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

According to Regi's bank book, she took out $178 to get ready for her first date with Ted. That would equate to over $3,200 in 2017. See more »

Goofs

On the DVD menu, the picture is of 'Carole Lombard' and Clark Gable from No Man of Her Own, not Lombard and Fred MacMurray. See more »

Quotes

Regi: You can't blame me for wanting the things I do. Every woman wants them. Only I say I do.
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Connections

Referenced in The Dick Cavett Show: Episode dated 4 October 1972 (1972) See more »

Soundtracks

The Morning After
(1935)
Music and Lyrics by Sam Coslow
Sung partly by Fred MacMurray (uncredited)
Played often in the score
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light, funny, enjoyable
20 April 1999 | by data-25See all my reviews

"Hands Across the Table" serves as a great showcase for the comedy talents of Carole Lombard. She and Fred MacMurray work well together. This was their first of 4 teamings. There's a funny bit by William Demarest and great support from Ruth Donnelly and especially Marie Prevost as Lombard's pal Nona. All in all, a light, funny and enjoyable film.


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