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One Rainy Afternoon (1936)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Musical, Romance | 13 May 1936 (USA)
Actor Philippe Martin and his married date Yvonne plan to neck in a darkened cinema, but he gets the wrong seat and mistakenly kisses lovely Monique, a publisher's daughter. An absurd ... See full summary »

Director:

Rowland V. Lee

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Stephen Morehouse Avery, Maurice Hanline (additional dialogue) | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Francis Lederer ... Philippe Martin
Ida Lupino ... Monique Pelerin
Hugh Herbert ... Toto
Roland Young ... Maillot
Erik Rhodes ... Count Alfredo Donstelli
Joseph Cawthorn ... Monsieur Pelerin
Liev De Maigret ... Yvonne (as Countess Liev de Maigret)
Donald Meek ... Judge
Georgia Caine ... Cecile
Murray Kinnell ... Theatre Manager
Mischa Auer ... Leading Man
Richard Carle ... Minister of Justice
Phyllis Barry ... Felice (Maillot's secretary)
Lois January ... Mr Perelin's Secretary
Eily Malyon ... President of Purity League
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Actor Philippe Martin and his married date Yvonne plan to neck in a darkened cinema, but he gets the wrong seat and mistakenly kisses lovely Monique, a publisher's daughter. An absurd scandal results; to protect Yvonne, Philippe insists that he was simply overcome by Monique's beauty. This naturally intrigues Monique...but her nominal fiancée feels differently. French bureaucracy is broadly satirized. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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HE KISSED THE WRONG GIRL....AND THREW PARIS IN AN UPROAR! (Print Ad- Yongstown Vindicator, ((Youngstown, Ohio)) 5 October 1936)


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Trivia

The earliest documented telecast of this film took place Saturday 10 April 1948 simultaneously 10 April 1948 in New York City on WNBT (Channel 4) and in Philadelphia on WPTZ (Channel 3). See more »

Quotes

Prosecutor: In weaving his subtle net, he employed all the insidious devices known to his perfidious profession.
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Referenced in The Southerner (1945) See more »

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ONE RAINY AFTERNOON
Music by Ralph Erwin
Lyrics by Jack Stern and Harry Tobias
Sung by Roland Young, Francis Lederer, Mischa Auer
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Kissing to Be Clever
22 April 2011 | by wes-connorsSee all my reviews

In Paris, "Incorrigible Philippe Martin, a rakish actor, has arrived at a darkened movie theater for a tryst with his married girlfriend Yvonne. Everything changes when he accidentally sits in the wrong seat and kisses a beautiful publisher's daughter named Monique. To protect Yvonne in the ensuing scandal, he claims that Monique's beauty was irresistible. Now Monique is intrigued, but her fiancé is anything but happy," according to the fine folks at Mill Creek Entertainment.

This is a mostly unsuccessful romantic comedy from the intriguing production team of Mary Pickford and Jesse L. Lasky. She was, of course, THE film sweetheart last appearing in "Secrets" (1933) and he was the likewise legendary former Paramount Studios boss. "One Rainy Afternoon" was the first of two films from Pickford and Lasky, both starring Ida Lupino. The second was better, but they stopped there. Interestingly, you can see traces of Ms. Pickford in Ms. Lupino's character - these parts look like they might have appealed to Pickford herself. Leading man Francis Lederer receives star-billing, but is lesser remembered today; he was a versatile and convincing actor. Everyone delivers competent, albeit uninspired, work.

Interesting, too, is that two of filmdom's very first popular players appear as uncredited extras. They are Florence Turner and Florence Lawrence, two of the movies' first genuine "STAR" actresses. Popular for several years, they were still big enough to appear in the first annual "Motion Picture Story Magazine" players poll, for 1912; Ms. Lawrence was #8, Ms. Turner was #11, and an up-and-coming Pickford appeared at #12. Pickford passed them in the next year's poll.

**** One Rainy Afternoon (5/13/36) Rowland V. Lee ~ Francis Lederer, Ida Lupino, Hugh Herbert, Roland Young


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

13 May 1936 (USA) See more »

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Matinee Scandal See more »

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Budget:

$511,383 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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