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This Man Is Mine (1934)

Passed | | Drama, Romance | 13 April 1934 (USA)
Irene Dunne is married to Ralph Bellamy. Their union is comfortable but all that changes when Bellamy's old flame Constance Cummings comes back to town. Will the the thrill of loves past disrupt their happy home?


John Cromwell


Jane Murfin (screen play), Anne Morrison Chapin (from the play: "Love Flies in the Window")


Complete credited cast:
Irene Dunne ... Tony Dunlap
Constance Cummings ... Francesca Harper
Ralph Bellamy ... Jim Dunlap
Kay Johnson ... Bee McCrae
Charles Starrett ... Jud McCrae
Vivian Tobin ... Rita
Sidney Blackmer ... Mort Holmes
Louis Mason ... Slim
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THE STORY OF A WIFE WHO GAVE A LOVE THIEF TOO MUCH ROPE (Print ad- Albany Times-Union, ((Albany, NY)) 18 April 1934)


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Did You Know?


RKO borrowed Constance Cummings from Twentieth Century-Fox for this picture. See more »


When Fran and Jim kiss for the first time, the camera pans down and then focuses a watch worn on Jim's left wrist. However, from the perspective of the character, the watch is being worn upside down - but is probably shown this way to the camera so we can see what time it is easier, as in the very next shot the camera pulls back on another wristwatch worn by another character to indicate the passage of time. See more »


Jim Dunlap: Women are a pain in the neck!
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In the Gloaming
(1877) (uncredited)
Written by Meta Orred and Annie Fortescue Harrison
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Well Dunne
7 December 2007 | by jamdonahooSee all my reviews

This is a pot boiler from the thirties but is worth seeing because of Irene Dunne. She had the most impeccable comedic timing of any actress. Nominated for best actress five times she never won an Oscar, a real injustice. The Academy never honored her with a lifetime achievement award either. The script is witty and somewhat daring for its time. There is implied adulterous sex. I enjoyed seeing Charles Starrett in a supporting role. He later became famous in B westerns as the Durango Kid. Sidney Blackmer was also featured and he is best remembered as Roman Castevets the warlock in Rosemary's Baby. Take a bite of this confection; it is short sweet and to the point.

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Release Date:

13 April 1934 (USA) See more »

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Transient Love See more »

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RKO Radio Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Victor System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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