Men Are Such Fools

  • 1938
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Comedy, Drama

Just an okay second feature that wastes the talents of all the actors, MEN ARE SUCH FOOLS tells the story of Lane, the executive secretary of Herbert, an ad agency executive in New York, and her romantic travails. Lane lives with Singleton, who is engaged to Davis. Singleton is ecstatically happy about her upcoming marriage and continues to tell Lane how...read more

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Just an okay second feature that wastes the talents of all the actors, MEN ARE SUCH FOOLS tells the story of Lane, the executive secretary of Herbert, an ad agency executive in New York, and her romantic travails. Lane lives with Singleton, who is engaged to Davis. Singleton is ecstatically

happy about her upcoming marriage and continues to tell Lane how wonderful matrimony is, but Lane has her eyes set on success in the advertising business and currently has no room in her heart for love. Morris is mad for Lane, but she thinks that he'll never get anywhere in the world so she keeps

him at arm's length. At the agency, Lane comes up with a hangover cure that is a hit for one of their clients and keeps the account when it had been about to depart for another company. Lane gets in tight with Herbert, who has her meet Briggs and Barrie, the aggressive and assertive business

brains behind the agency. Morris watches Lane rise quickly in her position but pleads with her to quit and marry him rather than follow a career. Barrie invites Lane and Morris to her house in the country, where Morris convinces Lane to become affianced. Then Lane meets Bogart, a heavyweight at

the agency. He's sort of engaged to Ralston but has been conducting a surreptitious affair with Barrie all the while. Lane decides to charm Bogart and get him to help her up the ladder of success. As time goes by, Bogart is attempting to bed Lane. In order to get on her good side, he toys with her

vanity and subtly moves Morris out of the picture. Then Lane has an argument with Morris, but they reconcile and he talks her into quitting her position. Now she tries to inspire him to ambition, though it's to no avail, and she eventually resumes her work at the agency. Morris hears a story over

the radio to the effect that Lane and Bogart are sailing for Europe. Morris responds by going to the radio studio, finding Bogart, and knocking him soundly about the head and shoulders. Then Morris races for the dock, but the ship has sailed. He's distraught until he learns that Lane did not go

with the ocean liner. She arranged for the item on the radio to see if Morris was really serious about his love for her. Bogart is on the ship and is shocked when he finds Ralston in his cabin, not Lane. Lane had sent Ralston a wire asking her to be there and the picture ends as Bogart and Ralston

sail away. Nothing much to recommend this other than seeing Bogart in a light part. Nedda Harrigan (Mrs. Nelson) met and married Josh Logan, the stage director, and stopped doing these kinds of roles.

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