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The Perfect Specimen (1937)

Passed | | Comedy | 15 December 1937 (France)
Raised in seclusion to be the epitome of mental, physical and moral perfection, Gerald Beresford Wicks is resigned to following his grandmother's wishes until a chance encounter with Mona Carter leads him into the outside world.

Director:

Michael Curtiz

Writers:

Norman Reilly Raine (screenplay), Lawrence Riley (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Errol Flynn ... Gerald Beresford Wicks
Joan Blondell ... Mona Carter
Hugh Herbert ... Killigrew Shaw
Edward Everett Horton ... Mr. Grattan
Dick Foran ... Jink Carter
Beverly Roberts ... Alicia Brackett
May Robson ... Mrs. Leona Wicks
Allen Jenkins ... Pinky Cassidy
Dennie Moore ... Clarabelle
Hugh O'Connell ... Waldorf Hotel Clerk
James Burke ... Sheriff Bill Snodgrass
Granville Bates ... Hooker - Garage Owner
Harry Davenport ... Carl Carter
Tim Henning Tim Henning ... Briggs
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Raised in seclusion to be the epitome of mental, physical and moral perfection, Gerald Beresford Wicks is resigned to following his grandmother's wishes until a chance encounter with Mona Carter leads him into the outside world.

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screwball comedy | See All (1) »

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When a PERFECT specimen Meets a PERFECT nuisance It's PERFECT Entertainment! (original print ad) See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on January 2, 1939 with Errol Flynn, Joan Blondell and May Robson reprising their film roles. See more »

Quotes

Mrs. Leona Wicks: Grattan?
Mr. Grattan: Yes, Mrs. Wicks.
Mrs. Leona Wicks: I heard a rooster crow at half past six this morning.
Mr. Grattan: Oh, dear, dear.
Mrs. Leona Wicks: Find out who's responsible and dismiss him.
Mr. Grattan: Dismiss rooster... yes, Mrs. Wicks.
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Soundtracks

As Sure As You're in Love
(uncredited)
Music by M.K. Jerome
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Fun comedy with fun characters.
13 July 2006 | by Boba_Fett1138See all my reviews

This is not really an 'haha' type of comedy, its more a movie that has a fun and silly (in a good way) feeling all over it. The events in the movie are fun and so are the quirky characters that are in the movie.

Basically the story is a fun and simple one. Rich guy played by Errol Flynn, out of a conservative uptight family, has for the first time in his real fun when he runs of with the girl Mona (Joan Blondell). Along their trip the couple meets some quirky characters and get into some silly situations. It seems to me that the movie its story was inspired by the Greek Odyssey.

Errol Flynn is of course perfect as 'the perfect specimen'. I was a little bit worried about his comical talent but he pulls of rather well in this movie. All of the other actors are also fine professional comedy actors who all help to make this movie a fun, simple and non-serious one to watch.

A fun movie, that is very well worth watching.

7/10

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 December 1937 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Dogodilo se jednog dana... See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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