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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.


Mitchell Leisen


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




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


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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A Little Fortune Hunter...A Bankrupt Playboy...Both Out to Marry Money..And Laugh at Love! (original ad)! See more »


Comedy | Romance


Passed | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


When Regi first meets Macklyn she notices a model plane in his room and asks if he is a flyer. He replied he was a flier. "Airplanes were not as safe then as they are now" how ironic since Carol Lombard died in a plane crash in 1942. See more »


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 »


Allen Macklyn: When a man's in love with a woman, he shouldn't keep it a secret.
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Referenced in The Dick Cavett Show: Bob Hope (1972) See more »


The Morning After
Music and Lyrics by Sam Coslow
Sung partly by Fred MacMurray (uncredited)
Played often in the score
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Can't Help Falling in Love with Lombard!
16 January 2012 | by SylviastelSee all my reviews

Carole Lombard was a woman ahead of her time. She was no dumb blonde. She was a brilliant, beautiful, and talented actress in comedy or drama. In this film, she plays a New York City manicurist who believes the key to happiness is marrying a man with money. She becomes a regular manicurist to wheelchair bound Ralph Bellamy in a charming performance and courted by Fred McMurray's character, Theodore Drew III, who is unfortunately engaged to a wealthy pineapple heiress. After missing his cruise ship to Bermuda, Drew stays with Lombard's Regi Allen character in her apartment. There they have their share of laughs and moments to bring them together. Anyway, you can't help but root for them or hope for Regi's future. The cast is first rate with Carole Lombard, Fred McMurray, Ralph Bellamy, and Ruth Donnelly. Astrid Allwyn is fine as Vivian Snowden. The film is entertaining too at times.

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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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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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