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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

Certificate:

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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Box Office

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

This film was first telecast in Los Angeles Wednesday 20 February 1957 on KTTV (Channel 11) followed by Altoona PA Thursday 21 February 1957 on WFBG (Channel 10); it first aired in Philadelphia 24 March 1957 on WFIL (Channel 6), in Chicago 6 May 1957 on WBBM (Channel 2), in Minneapolis 29 September 1957 on KMGM (Channel 9), in Honolulu 25 November 1957 (KHVH), and in New Haven CT 4 January 1958 on WNHC (Channel 8), but its earliest documented television showings in New York City and San Francisco don't seem to be until 20 January 1963 on WCBS (Channel 2) and 30 April 1963 on KGO (Channel 7). 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

Mimi Swift: Explain it to her, Jimmy.
Jimmy Kilmartin: Well, it's like this...
Meg Swift: That's enough, Jimmy. When anything starts, "Well, it's like this," you can't explain it.
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Soundtracks

On a Sunday Afternoon
(1935) (uncredited)
Music by Nacio Herb Brown
Lyrics by Arthur Freed
Sung a cappella by Myrna Loy and Walter Pidgeon
Also whistled by Walter Pidgeon and hummed by Myrna Loy
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Proof of Man...
3 November 2015 | by eliene50See all my reviews

This movie with Myrna Loy, Franchot Tone, Walter Pidgeon and Rosalind Russell is one of my VERY Favorite movies of all time! I watch it whenever I get a chance!

This is a movie you have to watch more than once to get the gist of what is really going on!

I love Myrna Loy in this role! I also love her Mom, not to mention Franchot Tone! I think some of the people who reviewed this movie, did not get it!

Thanks for the chance to give my view! I rate it 10+ !!

So many of us on here just want to know exactly when is this movie going to be added to DVD so we can purchase it? I will be the first one in line!


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