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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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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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Viva DELMAR'S Gayest ROMANCE...of Modern Youth and It's Dizzy Thrills..! (original poster) See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

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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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Paramount Pictures See more »
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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: Allen! Oh, Allen, you're so right. It is love that counts.
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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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If you've wondered why people loved Carole Lombard so much,
6 July 2003 | by itsbarrieSee 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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