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The Man in the Mirror (1936)

A mild-mannered, somewhat mousy man is astounded when his reflection in a mirror comes to life and begins to do all the wild and crazy things that he always wanted to but never could.

Director:

Maurice Elvey

Writers:

William Garrett (novel), F. McGrew Willis (adaptation) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Edward Everett Horton ... Jeremy Dilke
Genevieve Tobin ... Helen
Ursula Jeans ... Veronica
Garry Marsh ... Tarkington
Aubrey Mather ... The Bogus of Bokhara
Alastair Sim ... Interpreter (as Alistair Sim)
Renee Gadd Renee Gadd ... Miss Blake (as Rene Gadd)
Viola Compton Viola Compton ... Mrs. Massiter
Stafford Hilliard Stafford Hilliard ... Dr. Graves
Felix Aylmer ... The Earl of Wigan
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Storyline

A mild-mannered, somewhat mousy man is astounded when his reflection in a mirror comes to life and begins to do all the wild and crazy things that he always wanted to but never could.

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Genres:

Fantasy | Comedy

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 April 1937 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Como tú quisieras ser See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

J H Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Photophone High Fidelity)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This film was first telecast on New York City's pioneer television station W2XBS Sunday 31 March 1940. It is one of over 200 titles in the list of independent feature films made available for television presentation by Advance Television Pictures announced in Motion Picture Herald 4 April 1942. At this time, television broadcasting was in its infancy, almost totally curtailed by the advent of World War II, and would not continue to develop until 1945-1946. Post-WWII television viewers got their first look it in Los Angeles Wednesday 23 February 1949 on KFI (Channel 9), in Atlanta Tuesday 8 March 1949 on newly launched WAGA (Channel 5), in New York City Friday 22 April 1949 on WPIX (Channel 11), in Boston Sunday 28 August 1949 on WBZ (Channel 4), and in Cincinnati Tuesday 4 October 1949 on WKRC (Channel 11). See more »

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Featured in Talkies: The 1930s Film Industry (2016) See more »

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Anthem
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Music by Val Louis (i.e. W.L. Trytel)
Lawrence Wright Music Ltd
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Superior Production from Twickenham
5 July 2015 | by malcolmgswSee all my reviews

Twickenham and Julius Hagen in the 1930s were synonymous with quota quickies.However this has far superior production values together with2 America actors,Edward Everett Horton and Genevieve Tobin as the leads.Everetts alter ego comes out of the mirror and replaces him.He actually makes loves to his wife,is friendly to his mother in law,shows great financial acumen and outwits his partner Garry Marsh.Horton gives his usual first class performance.The sets are absolutely marvelous a riot of art deco.Maybe it was investing in films of this quality that sent Hagen into bankruptcy and the end of his film career in little more than a year after this film was made


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