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One Rainy Afternoon (1936)

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

Writers:

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

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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Storyline

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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Certificate:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 May 1936 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Matinee Scandal See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$511,383 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$603,903
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Pickford-Lasky See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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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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Connections

Version of Monsieur Sans-Gêne (1935) See more »

Soundtracks

The Skaters Waltz
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Music by Emil Waldteufel
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One drippy afternoon is more like it
1 August 2013 | by jjnxn-1See all my reviews

Middle thirties studio fodder that would be completely forgotten if it didn't have Ida Lupino in one of the star parts. She's very young although starting to move away from the English Jean Harlow mold the studio tried forcing her into when she first arrived. Her voice is still high and light not having yet acquired the smoky whiskey tinge that was to come within a few years. Some fun is provided by two members of the supporting cast, the always reliable Roland Young and the buffoonish Hugh Herbert plus Ida and the forgotten Francis Lederer make an attractive couple but this is a minor romantic comedy nothing more.


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