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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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Busby Berkeley

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Norman Reilly Raine (screen play), Horace Jackson (screen play) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Wayne Morris ... Jimmy Hall
Priscilla Lane ... Linda Lawrence
Humphrey Bogart ... Harry Galleon
Hugh Herbert ... Harvey Bates
Johnnie Davis ... Tad
Penny Singleton ... Nancy
Mona Barrie ... Beatrice Harris
Marcia Ralston ... Wanda Townsend
Gene Lockhart ... Bill Dalton
Kathleen Lockhart ... Mrs. Dalton
Donald Briggs ... George Onslow
Nedda Harrigan ... Mrs.Nelson
Eric Stanley Eric Stanley ... Mr. Nelson
Claud Allister ... Rudolf (as Claude Allister)
Renie Riano ... Mrs. Pinkel
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Storyline

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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Drama | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 July 1938 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Os homens São uns Trouxas See more »

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Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Goofs

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

Harry Galleon: [to Linda Lawrence Hall] I'm probably a cad. Are you by any chance a weak woman?
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Soundtracks

You're an Education
(1938) (uncredited)
Music by Harry Warren
Played when Wanda first speaks to Galleon
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Lame
9 December 2009 | by ctomvelu1See all my reviews

If you want to see a truly bizarre '30s flick, catch this one. Wayne Morris and Priscilla Lane star as a couple who work in the city and then move to the suburbs. He keeps working, she stays home. She has a maid. She picks him up from the 5:15 train each day. She hates it and leaves him and goes back to work in New York. Then she informs her husband and the world she's leaving for Paris with a friend. Morris chases after her. The friend, by the way, is Bogar before he became a star. This film was a programmer, slotted in as a second or even third feature on a single bill. Morris is a horrible actor and thoroughly unconvincing as a businessman. Lane channels Ginger Rogers throughout, which is unsettling. Bogart merely treads water. And the film is poorly written. While it was billed as a comedy, it is more of a drama -- with cartoon music constantly playing in the background. Filmed almost entirely on the lot, it gets a little jarring during a brief car chase, the footage of which doesn't match the rest of the photography. If you watch it, take it for the curio that it is. Better yet, watch a BLONDIE flick instead. Better plots, better acting, more believable. Blondie was played by an actress named Penny Singleton, who just so happens o appear in this flick.


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