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Woman Chases Man (1937)

Passed | | Comedy, Romance | 7 May 1937 (USA)
Former millionaire B.J. Nolan is useless with money, having lost most of his fortune on crazy schemes. His son, Kenneth, has the opposite problem thanks to good sense and a large ... See full summary »

Director:

John G. Blystone (as John Blystone)

Writers:

Joseph Anthony (screen play), Manuel Seff (screen play) (as Mannie Seff) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Miriam Hopkins ... Virginia Travis
Joel McCrea ... Kenneth Nolan
Charles Winninger ... B.J. Nolan
Erik Rhodes ... Henri Saffron
Ella Logan ... Judy
Leona Maricle ... Nina Tennyson
Broderick Crawford ... Hunk
Charles Halton ... Mr. Judd
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Former millionaire B.J. Nolan is useless with money, having lost most of his fortune on crazy schemes. His son, Kenneth, has the opposite problem thanks to good sense and a large inheritance bequeathed by his mother. In order to raise the cash for a housing project, B.J. enlists the help of young architect Virginia Travis to con the money out of Kenneth. At the same time Kenneth is being pursued by a pair of small-time hucksters and chaos results when they all end up in staying in B.J.'s house. Written by Col Needham <col@imdb.com>

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Comedy | Romance

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Passed | See all certifications »
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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 May 1937 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Woman's Touch See more »

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Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Frances Gifford as Secretary and Roger Gray as Window Washer are cast members in studio records/casting call lists, but they did not appear or were not identifiable in the movie. See more »

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Trees
(1922) (uncredited)
Music by Oscar Rasbach (1922)
Poem by Joyce Kilmer (1914)
Sung a cappella by Joel McCrea
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iffy timing in this M Hopkins, J McCrae comedy
21 August 2009 | by ksf-2See all my reviews

Miriam Hopkins is Virginia Travis, the starving, ambitious, headstrong architect trying to get an assignment from broke millionaire BJ Nolan (Charles Winninger). Joel McCrea is Nolan's sensible, conservative son, who must be convinced to help Virginia on a scheme. Note Erik Rhodes as "Henri Saffron".. .he does the same, silly foreign accent that he did as the interloper in all those Fred Astaire films. There are some clever lines in the script, but a lot of it is just over- the- top sight gags and three stooges-type pratfall humor. Much of the time, it feels like the timing is off, or something. Some bad editing in several places, where scenes are held out too long, right before or after a film cut. This was one of the last films directed by John Blystone - he died the next year. According to IMDb, there were numerous writers working on this (fixing it?), including Dorothy Parker and Ben Hecht. It's watchable, but can't give it very high marks.


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