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Man-Proof (1938)

Passed | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 7 January 1938 (USA)
Mimi has tried everything to become the bride to Alan, but he chooses Elizabeth instead. The ironic part is that Mimi's mother writes romance novels and neither one has had any luck with ... See full summary »

Director:

Richard Thorpe

Writers:

Vincent Lawrence (screen play), Waldemar Young (screen play) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Myrna Loy ... Mimi Swift
Franchot Tone ... Jimmy Kilmartin
Rosalind Russell ... Elizabeth Kent
Walter Pidgeon ... Alan Wythe
Rita Johnson ... Florence
Nana Bryant ... Meg Swift
Ruth Hussey ... Jane (scenes deleted)
Leonard Penn ... Bob
John Miljan ... Tommy Gaunt
William Stack William Stack ... Minister
Oscar O'Shea ... Gus
Dan Tobey Dan Tobey ... Fight Announcer
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Storyline

Mimi has tried everything to become the bride to Alan, but he chooses Elizabeth instead. The ironic part is that Mimi's mother writes romance novels and neither one has had any luck with men. So Mimi decides to get a job as an illustrator at the New York Chronicle where her friend Jimmy works. When Alan and Liz return from their honeymoon, Alan wants to keep Mimi at his side, and Mimi has no objections - in the beginning. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 January 1938 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Four Marys See more »

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Budget:

$513,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

According to a contemporary article in Film Daily, the role of Alan Wythe was originally slated for Melvyn Douglas. See more »

Goofs

When Alan unexpectedly drops in at Mimi's apartment after meeting Jimmy at the club, a moving shadow of the boom microphone is visible along the top of the open door to the apartment. See more »

Quotes

Meg Swift: [Laughing as she sees Mimi and Jimmy who claim to be platonic friends kissing] The end of a beautiful friendship.
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Soundtracks

The Wedding March
(1843) (uncredited)
from "A Midsummer Night's Dream, Op.61"
Written by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
Played after the wedding
Reprised in the score at the end
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Predictable love triangle
10 April 2013 | by lshelhamerSee all my reviews

This is a typical love triangle movie with Myrna Loy, Rosalind Russell and Walter Pidgeon, with Franchot Tone at the odd man out. It's hard to know which is worse, the acting, the plot or the dialog. The outcome is fairly predictable, given the time period when this movie was made. As far as the acting goes, Ms. Loy is thoroughly unlikeable, Mr. Pidgeon stiff and Mr. Tone an insipid hanger-on. Ms. Russell comes off the best of the lot, thought her final scene when she is magnanimously prepared to give up her husband is unconvincing and without the necessary character motivation. Motivation is also lacking in the apparent coupling of Myrna Loy and Franchot Tone, when the prior attraction seemed to be all one-sided. The best acting by far is by the little known Nana Bryant, who plays Loy's mother.


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