Man Wanted (1932)

63 mins | Drama, Romance | 23 April 1932

Director:

William Dieterle

Cinematographer:

Gregg Toland

Editor:

James Gibbon

Production Designer:

Anton Grot

Production Company:

Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc.
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HISTORY

The film's pre-release titles were A Dangerous Brunette, Working Wives and Pleasure First. According to FD, the script was adapted by Robert Lord from an anonymous story. This was Kay Francis' first film for Warner Bros. ...

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The film's pre-release titles were A Dangerous Brunette, Working Wives and Pleasure First. According to FD, the script was adapted by Robert Lord from an anonymous story. This was Kay Francis' first film for Warner Bros.

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SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
6 Jan 1932
p. 6
Film Daily
8 Jan 1932
p. 7
Film Daily
17 Apr 1932
p. 10
Hollywood Reporter
16 Mar 1932
p. 3
International Photographer
1 May 1932
p. 33
Motion Picture Herald
26 Mar 1932
p. 38
New York Times
16 Apr 1932
p. 11
Variety
19 Apr 1932
p. 14
DETAILS
Alternate Titles:
A Dangerous Brunette
Pleasure First
Working Wives
Release Date:
23 April 1932
Production Date:

Copyright Info
Claimant
Date
Copyright Number
Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc.
22 April 1932
LP2993
Physical Properties:
Sound
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
63
Country:
United States
SYNOPSIS

Lois Ames is devoted to her job as the editor of a magazine, and her wealthy husband Fred is equally dedicated to polo and parties. Lois's long hours drive her secretary to quit, and she replaces her with Tom Sheridan, who happens to be in the office demonstrating a rowing machine. Tom likes the work and continues to advance until he is indispensable to Lois. Ruth Holman, Tom's fiancée, is jealous of Tom's relationship with Lois and with some reason, as he is falling in love with her. In the meantime, Fred is having an affair with Ann Le Maire, a woman whose interests are closer to his own. Because he feels his love for Lois is hopeless, Tom quits his job and plans his marriage to Ruth. Lois tries to patch things up with Fred, but he suggests that they divorce instead. On Tom's last night, Lois keeps him working late. Ruth is furious and storms up to the office where Lois and Tom are dining. She threatens to tell Lois's husband about their relationship, which leaves the way clear for Lois to announce her pending divorce. Ruth breaks off her engagement to Tom, and he immediately asks Lois to marry ...

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Lois Ames is devoted to her job as the editor of a magazine, and her wealthy husband Fred is equally dedicated to polo and parties. Lois's long hours drive her secretary to quit, and she replaces her with Tom Sheridan, who happens to be in the office demonstrating a rowing machine. Tom likes the work and continues to advance until he is indispensable to Lois. Ruth Holman, Tom's fiancée, is jealous of Tom's relationship with Lois and with some reason, as he is falling in love with her. In the meantime, Fred is having an affair with Ann Le Maire, a woman whose interests are closer to his own. Because he feels his love for Lois is hopeless, Tom quits his job and plans his marriage to Ruth. Lois tries to patch things up with Fred, but he suggests that they divorce instead. On Tom's last night, Lois keeps him working late. Ruth is furious and storms up to the office where Lois and Tom are dining. She threatens to tell Lois's husband about their relationship, which leaves the way clear for Lois to announce her pending divorce. Ruth breaks off her engagement to Tom, and he immediately asks Lois to marry him.

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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