FERNANDO’s CORNER: Posted on December 23rd, 2015
I revisited “Man Wanted” ( 1932 ), another very good Pre-Coder about the editor ( Kay Francis ) of a very relevant magazine who has quite the “laissez-faire” marriage with her playboy husband ( Kenneth Thomson ) and who can’t understand his wife’s passion for hard work.
David Manners plays a man whom she hires as a Private Secretary ( Manners died this date, December 23, 1998 ). The rapport between Kay Francis and David Manners is good and of special note are Una Merkel’s performance as dizzy and classless ( nouveau riche ) gal and Andy Devine as Manner’s playful pal. Claire Dodd (who plays Thomson’s girlfriend) is more beautiful than words can say. Another winner.
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