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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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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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The Most Delightful De-Nutty Comedy You've Seen in Years! See more »

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Comedy | Romance

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Passed | See all certifications »
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Broderick Crawford's film debut. See more »

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Referenced in Z Channel: A Magnificent Obsession (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

Trees
(1922) (uncredited)
Music by Oscar Rasbach (1922)
Poem by Joyce Kilmer (1914)
Sung a cappella by Joel McCrea
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An enjoyable little screwball comedy.
20 January 2013 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

"Woman Chases Man" is a very pleasant little comedy starring Miriam Hopkins and Joel McCrea. It begins when Virginia (Hopkins) approaches B.J. Nolan (Charles Winninger) for a job as an architect. He is VERY impressed with her designs but cannot help her--his son, Kenneth (McCrea) controls the family fortune and won't let him have much at all since he's known for throwing away money. So, Virginia comes up with a screwy idea--that B.J. should hide and they'll pretend that he's in Chicago on some big business deal and she'll entertain Kenneth when he arrives with his friends. However, things don't go well at all at first, as the friends Virginia has hired to pretend to be servants are idiots. Why did she hire them? Because B.J. has squandered the money Kenneth allotted him. It sounds very complicated--but turns out to be a decent little romantic screwball comedy. While I am not a huge fan of Hopkins, in this sort of film she seemed to be in her element. Cute and worth seeing. My only two complaints are small: sometimes the actors talk too fast and I HATE the fainting woman cliché--and this film uses it several times.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 May 1937 (USA) See more »

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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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