That Man's Here Again (1937)

58 or 60 mins | Comedy-drama | 17 April 1937

Director:

Louis King

Writer:

Lillie Hayward

Cinematographer:

Warren Lynch

Editor:

Harold McLernon

Production Designer:

Esdras Hartley

Production Company:

Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc.
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HISTORY

The film's working title was Love Begins . The film marked the American screen debut of Mary Maguire, an Australian actress. First National Pictures produced an earlier adaptation of the short story in 1929. That film, entitled Young Nowheres , wasdirected by Frank Lloyd and starred Richard Barthelmess and Marian Nixon (see ... More Less

The film's working title was Love Begins . The film marked the American screen debut of Mary Maguire, an Australian actress. First National Pictures produced an earlier adaptation of the short story in 1929. That film, entitled Young Nowheres , wasdirected by Frank Lloyd and starred Richard Barthelmess and Marian Nixon (see entry). More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Daily Variety
16 Mar 37
p. 3.
Film Daily
11 May 37
p. 8.
Hollywood Reporter
23 Nov 36
p. 15.
Hollywood Reporter
16 Mar 37
p. 3.
Motion Picture Daily
19 Mar 37
p. 12.
Motion Picture Herald
23 Jan 37
p. 47.
Motion Picture Herald
17 Mar 37
p. 42.
New York Times
6 May 37
p. 23.
Variety
21 Apr 37
p. 15.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
PRODUCTION TEXT
A First National Picture
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Dial dir
Asst dir
PRODUCERS
Exec prod
Exec prod
Supv
WRITERS
Contr to trmt
Contr to scr const
Contr to scr const
PHOTOGRAPHY
Photog
ART DIRECTOR
Art dir
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the short story "Young Nowheres" by I. A. R. Wylie in The Saturday Evening Post (16 Apr 1927).
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
Love Begins
Release Date:
17 April 1937
Production Date:
began mid November 1936
Copyright Claimant:
Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc.
Copyright Date:
10 March 1937
Copyright Number:
LP7041
Physical Properties:
Sound
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
58 or 60
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
PCA No:
2875
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Jimmy Whalen, the elevator boy in a classy apartment building, takes pity on destitute Nancy Lee, who has found refuge in the building's basement. He persuades the superintendent to hire her as a maid and the two young people become friendly, but when Jimmy asks Nancy to spend Saturday with him, she refuses and will not say why. Secretly, she has planned a visit to her baby son Bobby at a children's home. Although she loves Jimmy, she is worried that he will not accept her son. When she accidentally breaks a Ming vase that belongs to Thomas J. Jesse, an eccentric, presently insolvent, resident, Nancy flees her job in a panic. Jimmy searches everywhere for Nancy to tell her that she has only broken a copy of the real vase. He traces her to the children's home through a letter, where he discovers Bobby. Finally, through the Missing Person's Bureau, Jimmy finds Nancy in the hospital, recovering from pneumonia, and confesses his love for her and for Bobby. Jesse suggests that Nancy recuperate in the empty apartment belonging to unpleasant Mr. Murdock, who is out of town. Murdock returns unexpectedly and threatens to call the police, until Jesse points out that Murdock's wife will not be happy to learn about his secret "love nest." Murdock accidentally breaks the authentic vase in his anger, and Jesse forces him to write a check for its value. Wealthy again, Jesse offers Jimmy a job after he and Nancy ... +


Jimmy Whalen, the elevator boy in a classy apartment building, takes pity on destitute Nancy Lee, who has found refuge in the building's basement. He persuades the superintendent to hire her as a maid and the two young people become friendly, but when Jimmy asks Nancy to spend Saturday with him, she refuses and will not say why. Secretly, she has planned a visit to her baby son Bobby at a children's home. Although she loves Jimmy, she is worried that he will not accept her son. When she accidentally breaks a Ming vase that belongs to Thomas J. Jesse, an eccentric, presently insolvent, resident, Nancy flees her job in a panic. Jimmy searches everywhere for Nancy to tell her that she has only broken a copy of the real vase. He traces her to the children's home through a letter, where he discovers Bobby. Finally, through the Missing Person's Bureau, Jimmy finds Nancy in the hospital, recovering from pneumonia, and confesses his love for her and for Bobby. Jesse suggests that Nancy recuperate in the empty apartment belonging to unpleasant Mr. Murdock, who is out of town. Murdock returns unexpectedly and threatens to call the police, until Jesse points out that Murdock's wife will not be happy to learn about his secret "love nest." Murdock accidentally breaks the authentic vase in his anger, and Jesse forces him to write a check for its value. Wealthy again, Jesse offers Jimmy a job after he and Nancy marry. +

Legend
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Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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