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Tango (1936)

Approved | | Drama | 14 February 1936 (USA)
Believing his wife to be unfaithful, a husband deserts her and his child. Destitute, the woman is forced to take a job as a tango dancer.


Phil Rosen


Arthur T. Horman (screenplay), Vida Hurst (based on story by)


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Complete credited cast:
Marian Nixon ... Treasure McGuire
Chick Chandler ... Oliver Huston
Marie Prevost ... Betty Barlow, Treasure's Roomate
Matty Kemp ... Anthony Thorne aka 'Tony' Carver
Warren Hymer ... Joe Sloan, Betty's Boyfriend
Herman Bing ... Mr. Kluckmeyer, Tango Hosiery
George Meeker ... Foster Carver, Tony's Brother
Virginia Howell ... Mrs. Carver, Tony's Mother
Franklin Pangborn ... Oscar the Photographer
Kathryn Sheldon Kathryn Sheldon ... Mrs. Alman the Landlady


Believing his wife to be unfaithful, a husband deserts her and his child. Destitute, the woman is forced to take a job as a tango dancer.

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Release Date:

14 February 1936 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Victor High Fidelity Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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This film received its earliest documented West Coast telecasts in Los Angeles Monday 3 August 1953 on KECA (Channel 7), and in San Francisco Tuesday 1 December 1953 on KGO (Channel 7). See more »

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Insipid and overly sentimental
31 May 2014 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

Poverty Row Invincible Pictures gave us Tango in the year 1936. It casts wealthy playboy Matty Kemp falling for model Marian Nixon and getting married. But he's not yet 21 and his family wants him to marry someone more respectable. Especially older brother George Meeker who tried to put the moves on Nixon himself and got rebuffed.

Hanging around is composer/band-leader Chick Chandler who would like to have gotten things going with Nixon. Her best friends are Marie Prevost and Warren Hymer, a couple of players who died way too young. And in the cast in roles perfectly suited to them are stocking king Herman Bing and fashion photographer Franklin Pangborn.

The performances are sincere and some of the character players are memorable for the body of their work. But the production values are what you expect from a poverty row outfit. The story is insipid and overly sentimental as well.

I'd skip this one.

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