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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 »


Rowland V. Lee


Stephen Morehouse Avery, Maurice Hanline (additional dialogue) | 2 more credits »




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


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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Did You Know?


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 »


Yvonne: A taxi is just not the place to kiss in.
Philippe Martin: No? A lot of people would be surprised to know that.
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Referenced in The Southerner (1945) See more »


The Skaters Waltz
Music by Emil Waldteufel
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picnic basket of huge comedians
21 April 2020 | by ksf-2See all my reviews

Picture quality is pretty rough at the beginning, but this thing is already 85 years old, so i guess we should just appreciate still having it around. Produced by Mary Pickford, it stars Francis Lederer as Philippe, who is planning on meeting his (married) girlfriend in a Paris Theater. He mistakenly kisses the wrong girl, Monique, played by Ida Lupino. this starts a huge uproar in Paris, as the President of the Purity League was also in the theater. and no comedy would be complete without Donald Meek. and Erik Rhodes and Hugh Herbert. Roland Young (Topper!) this one is just loaded up with the best comedians. and we sit through the whole court case as they demand to know why Philippe kissed a girl. kind of like Much Ado about Nothing! a kissing caper. fun. moves right along. ice skating. Directed by Rowland Lee, who had directed some biggies, Count of Monte Cristo and Three Musketeers. Pickford played such a HUGE role in all aspects of films over her career, although it seems to have stopped when she divorced Fairbanks in 1936. THIS film was one of the last ones she produced. looks like she mostly retired from the biz when she married Buddy Rogers. Definitely catch One Rainy Afternoon if you can find it... Roland Young does a really FUN version of "Rainy Afternoon"!

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Release Date:

13 May 1936 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Matinee Scandal See more »


Box Office


$511,383 (estimated)
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Production Co:

Pickford-Lasky See more »
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Technical Specs


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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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