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Man About Town (1939)

Producer Bob Temple, who's brought an American show to London, loves his star Diana, but she won't take him seriously as a lover. To show her, he picks up stranger Lady Arlington, whose ... See full summary »

Director:

Mark Sandrich

Writers:

Zion Myers (story) (as Z. Myers), Morrie Ryskind (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Jack Benny ... Bob Temple
Dorothy Lamour ... Diana Wilson
Edward Arnold ... Sir John Arlington
Binnie Barnes ... Lady Arlington
Monty Woolley ... Henri Dubois
Isabel Jeans ... Mme. Dubois
Phil Harris ... Ted Nash
Betty Grable ... Susan Hayes
E.E. Clive ... Hotchkiss, Arlington's Butler
Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson ... Rochester (as Eddie Anderson)
Merriel Abbott Dancers Merriel Abbott Dancers ... The Merriel Abbott Dancers
Matty Malneck Matty Malneck ... Matty Malneck, Orchestra Leader (as Matty Malneck and His Orchestra)
Matty Malneck's Orchestra Matty Malneck's Orchestra ... Matty Malneck's Orchestra
The Pina Troupe The Pina Troupe ... The Pina Troupe
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Storyline

Producer Bob Temple, who's brought an American show to London, loves his star Diana, but she won't take him seriously as a lover. To show her, he picks up stranger Lady Arlington, whose financier husband neglects her. On a weekend at the Arlington country house, Bob is used by both Lady A. and her friend to make their husbands jealous; this works all too well, and Bob is in danger from both husbands. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 July 1939 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

En Pige paa hver Finger See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Paramount Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Originally, this film was to feature Betty Grable opposite Jack Benny in the role of Diana Wilson, but because of appendicitis, she had to be replaced by Dorothy Lamour. Betty recovered in time, however, to contribute a song with Phil Harris (to which Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson danced), "Fidgety Joe" (music by Matty Malneck, lyrics by Frank Loesser). See more »

Goofs

Susan's hair style changes just before she leaves the house party. See more »

Quotes

Bob Temple: Use a little imagination, Rochester. What would you order if you wanted to make an impression?
Rochester: How about fish and chips and a couple of bottles of gin?
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Soundtracks

THAT SENTIMENTAL SANDWICH
Music by Friedrich Hollaender
Lyrics Frank Loesser
Performed by Dorothy Lamour and Phil Harris with Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson
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Light Comedy, Fine Fluff
4 June 2018 | by jhboswellSee all my reviews

I found this movie enjoyable, with great performances from some great people. There is no pretense of high art, or even an attempt at it; but mostly, I believe, intended as a vehicle for the great radio star Jack Benny. Typical late-Depression fare: and very important

So don't expect too much, and you'll be pleased.


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