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In Person (1935)

Approved | | Comedy, Romance | 22 November 1935 (USA)
Carol Corliss, a beautiful movie star so insecure about her celebrity that she goes around in disguise, meets a rugged outdoorsman who is unaffected by her star status.


William A. Seiter


Samuel Hopkins Adams (novel), Allan Scott (screenplay)




Complete credited cast:
Ginger Rogers ... Carol Corliss, aka Clara Colfax
George Brent ... Emory Muir
Alan Mowbray ... Jay Holmes
Grant Mitchell ... Judge Thaddeus Parks
Samuel S. Hinds ... Dr. Aaron Sylvester
Joan Breslau ... Minna Twing
Louis Mason ... Sheriff Twing
Spencer Charters ... Parson Calverton Lunk


Noted psychiatrist Dr. Aaron Sylvester has Hollywood star Carol Corliss as a patient. The beautiful blonde has developed such a phobia toward the large crowds of her adoring fans that she goes around disguised as a buck-toothed, horn-rimmed, homely brunette or wears a veil over her face to mask her identity. The doctor prescribes a vacation to a mountain lake cabin as part of her cure and asks young outdoorsman Emory Muir to accompany her and act as therapist. Muir is not impressed by celebrity, especially hers, and seems more interested in sport fishing and photography. Even when Carol metamorphosizes from her ugly duckling persona back to Hollywood princess, he remains unimpressed. To complicate matters, Carol's frequent movie co-star, ham actor Jay Holmes, has arrived on the scene to profess his love to her. Written by duke1029@aol.com

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FRESH FROM HER GREAT TRIUMPH IN "TOP HAT" (original half-sheer poster-all caps) See more »


Comedy | Romance


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Although an article in the November 3, 1934 edition of The Hollywood Reporter announced that Fred Astaire would be the lead in this film, RKO borrowed George Brent from Warner Bros. for this production. See more »


When Emory arrives at the shotgun wedding ceremony, he has a white handkerchief in his right backside pocket. The handkerchief then disappears, reappears, disappears and reappears again when the scene goes through the various edits. See more »


Carol Corliss, aka Clara Colfax: Will you tell this pugilist that I am Carol Corliss.
Jay Holmes: Why, of course, she is.
Emory Muir: Oh and I suppose if she's Carol Corliss, you're Jay Holmes.
Jay Holmes: Well, of course I am.
Emory Muir: Well, you're both screwy.
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Out of Sight, Out of Mind
Music by Oscar Levant
Lyrics by Dorothy Fields
Danced by Ginger Rogers
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A Hilarious escape for both Ginger and the viewer !
28 June 2001 | by Natasha-1See all my reviews

The film is just a great escape for the viewer. I love watching Ginger act the part of a spoiled rich movie star-considering she seemed to be very down to earth in her every day life. The costume was so un-movie star like but Ginger shows that she is just more than a pretty face by pulling off that stunt ! She has just a divine comedic touch and this early film of hers illustrates that.

Brent is so-so...he wasn't bad he wasn't fantastic either.

Ginger's co-star and supposed love interest in the film is funny and brings some more hijinks to her vacation.

There is a scene where he is to be involved in an altercation with Brent's character--it's priceless.

I have three fave moments in this film. The first is when Ginger wakes up in the cottage the morning after she gets there ... she sees a bird and decides to take a swim . Something about that scene is so relaxing and carefree.

The second is when she is doing her solo dance scene towards the end of the film. You finally get to see this woman get the limelight doing her own routine instead of sharing it with Astaire ( who was wonderful by the way ).

I can't leave out the third scene which has her dancing to a song on the radio in the cottage living room.

This is a really nice early Ginger movie which all Ginger fans should watch. It is quite a treat.

Thanks Ginger xoxo

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Release Date:

22 November 1935 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Tamed See more »


Box Office


$493,000 (estimated)
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Production Co:

RKO Radio Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Victor System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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