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Ladies' Man (1931)

Passed | | Drama | 9 May 1931 (USA)
A society gigolo goes after a rich mother and her daughter, but tries to find true happiness with his girlfriend, who is neither rich nor in "society."

Director:

Lothar Mendes

Writers:

Rupert Hughes (novel), Herman J. Mankiewicz (screenplay)
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Cast overview:
William Powell ... Jamie Darricott
Kay Francis ... Norma Page
Carole Lombard ... Rachel Fendley
Gilbert Emery ... Horace Fendley
Olive Tell ... Mrs. Fendley
Martin Burton ... Anthony Fendley
John Holland ... Peyton Walden
Frank Atkinson Frank Atkinson ... Darricott's Valet
Maude Turner Gordon Maude Turner Gordon ... Therese Blanton
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A society gigolo goes after a rich mother and her daughter, but tries to find true happiness with his girlfriend, who is neither rich nor in "society."

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One of over 700 Paramount Productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since. See more »

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Referenced in Hollywood Hist-o-Rama: William Powell (1961) See more »

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Powell and Francis are always worth watching
29 August 2013 | by hotangenSee all my reviews

I like Francis. I especially like her in the films she made when she was a little star, before she went to Warner Bros and became a big star. And I like Powell. Their film One Way Passage is perfect and they were perfection in it. But not so in this film, primarily because their romance is unbelievable. They meet and over a period of 24 hours one seamy incident after another takes place and Francis reaction is to fall deeper in love. The problem is not in the casting of Powell as a cad, but in the story, which, it seems to me, had the makings of a sophisticated comedy with a happy ending. Unhappily, the movie sinks. Happily, Powell and Francis, and Lombard too, survived this mess and went on their merry way to become Super Stars.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 May 1931 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El gigoló See more »

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Paramount Pictures See more »
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Mono

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1.20 : 1
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