Man-Proof

  • 1938
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Comedy, Drama

No actor can defeat a lousy script, and four fine talents are done in by a lackluster screenplay and some slow direction in this paltry attempt at comedy. Loy is in love with the dapper Pidgeon, but he's more interested in money, so he marries wealthy Russell, a pal of Loy, and Loy is shocked when she's invited to be a bridesmaid. Stunned, but still a class...read more

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No actor can defeat a lousy script, and four fine talents are done in by a lackluster screenplay and some slow direction in this paltry attempt at comedy. Loy is in love with the dapper Pidgeon, but he's more interested in money, so he marries wealthy Russell, a pal of Loy, and Loy is

shocked when she's invited to be a bridesmaid. Stunned, but still a class act, she goes to the wedding. But seeing Pidgeon happy with Russell causes her to drink too much, and, in the comedy highlight of the film, she lets Pidgeon know that she's unwilling to step out of his life and will be

patiently waiting when he and Russell come back from their wedding trip. On the rebound, Loy has a brief fling with Tone, a cynical newspaperman-artist, but she can't get Pidgeon out of her mind. When Russell and Pidgeon come back to New York, Loy seems to be resigned to the fact that they will be

wed forever. They all go out for an evening at the fights at Madison Square Garden; Loy can't keep her eyes off Pidgeon and realizes she's still in love with him. She serves notice on Russell, and later, when Loy and Pidgeon are having a talk, Russell enters and is irked. She says that Pidgeon can

have a divorce because she has since learned that he only married her for her wealth. It all works out when Russell takes Pidgeon back and Loy suddenly finds something interesting in Tone that she, and we, hadn't seen in the earlier sequences. Tired, dull, and with no real motivation other than to

put four stars in the stew and see what they could cook up.

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  • Rating: NR
  • Review: No actor can defeat a lousy script, and four fine talents are done in by a lackluster screenplay and some slow direction in this paltry attempt at comedy. Loy is in love with the dapper Pidgeon, but he's more interested in money, so he marries wealthy Russ… (more)

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