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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.

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... Regi Allen
... Theodore Drew III
... Allen Macklyn
... Vivian Snowden
... Laura
... Nona
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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 »

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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 »

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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 know, I feel like a chiseler when I take your money. Funny, isn't it? I guess it's because you're the only real friend I've got.
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Edited into Histoire(s) du cinéma: Seul le cinéma (1994) See more »

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Hands Across the Table
(1934)
Written by Mitchell Parish and Jean Delettre
Played during the opening credits
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If you've wondered why people loved Carole Lombard so much,
6 July 2003 | by See all my reviews

...then you ought to rent this movie. She is just adorable, and charming beyond belief, as avowed gold-digger Regi Allen. All the supporting players here are wonderful. However, male lead Fred MacMurray comes off -- at least to me -- as a very cold fish. His endless "humorous" comments have an angry undercurrent, and the script, while admitting the guy is very shallow (shallow, angry -- sounds like a keeper), also insists he's this wacky dreamboat.

When you get down to it, all he has to offer Regi over the love-struck, crippled Allen Macklyn (Ralph Bellamy, playing what I think is the first of his many second male leads dumped by the leading lady for the first male lead) is that he can walk.


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