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Men Are Such Fools (1938)

Approved | | Drama, Romance | 16 July 1938 (USA)
Linda Lawrence rises from secretary to account executive in an advertising agency. She falls in love with ex-football star Jimmy Hall and marries him. Radio man Harry Galleon will push her ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Jimmy Hall
... Linda Lawrence
... Harry Galleon
... Harvey Bates
... Tad
... Nancy
... Beatrice Harris
... Wanda Townsend
... Bill Dalton
... Mrs. Dalton
... George Onslow
... Mrs.Nelson
Eric Stanley ... Mr. Nelson
... Rudolf (as Claude Allister)
... Mrs. Pinkel
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Linda Lawrence rises from secretary to account executive in an advertising agency. She falls in love with ex-football star Jimmy Hall and marries him. Radio man Harry Galleon will push her career further if she will just be "nice" to him and, when Jimmy gets jealous, she quits in favor of life as a suburban housewife. But her career still calls to her. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Os homens São uns Trouxas  »

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The rear screen projection of the train hitting the car and spinning it around was reversed as evidenced by the numbers on the front of the locomotive. It is the same locomotive that stopped short of the crossing just before - #2447 - going in the opposite direction. See more »

Quotes

Linda Lawrence Hall: [told by Jimmy that he's just been on the phone with her Aunt Minnie] My Aunt Minnie has been dead for five years.
James 'Jimmy' Hall: She didn't say where she was calling from!
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Bob White (Whatcha Gonna Swing Tonight?)
(1937) (uncredited)
Music by Bernard Hanighen
Played when Jimmy's getting drunk
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A Busby Berkeley B
30 November 2004 | by See all my reviews

Men Are Such Fools is one of a handful of B pictures that Busby Berkeley directed between his musical extravaganzas. I guess Jack Warner was operating on the theory that if Berkeley was on salary, he'd earn his money one way or another.

It's a B picture comedy vaguely reminiscent of the Rock Hudson-Doris Day films a generation later. The leads are Wayne Morris and Priscilla Lane. He's a former star football player, she's a working girl in the advertising game. Priscilla was cute and homespun and was great in stuff like Four Daughters. Here she's all right, nothing more, ditto Morris.

THIRD billed in this film is Humphrey Bogart and ironically until he started getting gangster parts, these were the kind of roles he played on Broadway, sophisticated comedies. Bogey shouldn't have tried going back to his roots. His is the kind of role a generation later would have been played by Gig Young or Tony Randall.

Nothing spectacular here, it didn't harm the careers of Bogart or Berkeley, but it didn't help either.


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