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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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Country:

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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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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charming Joel McCrae/Miriam Hopkins comedy - fast-paced and witty
6 May 2012 | by pforpeaceSee all my reviews

Not sure why the previous reviewers here didn't like this charming Joel McCrae / Miriam Hopikins comedy. The dialog was tight, witty and clever. I usually don't like slapstick comedies, but the 'slapstick' parts in this were just the right amount to make it work perfectly. Miriam Hopkins was excellent in this - very Carole Lombard-like - with rapid-fire wit, yes, a little over-the-top, but it worked! Joel McCrae was superb and the chemistry between the two really worked. The story may not have been the most original, even for 1937, but it held my attention from start to finish. Very satisfying and highly recommended. Definitely worth seeing, especially if you're fans of either star.


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