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Hands Across the Table

1935 1h 20m Romance Comedy List
80% Tomatometer 5 Reviews 71% Audience Score 250+ Ratings
Regi Allen (Carole Lombard) becomes a manicurist at a hotel in order to meet a rich husband, and soon she finds wealthy Allen Macklyn (Ralph Bellamy), who falls for her. Regi also goes out with Theodore Drew III (Fred MacMurray), member of a prominent family, only to find out that the Drews have lost their fortunes due to the stock market crash, and Theodore plans to marry an heiress for money himself. As feelings between Regi and Theodore develop, their careful plans start to change. Read More Read Less

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Dennis Harvey 48 Hills Smart-mouthed romance... Apr 10, 2021 Full Review Helen Brown Norden Vanity Fair I had a swell time at it. Jun 12, 2019 Full Review Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews ... never that funny or intelligent as it appears to be at first glance. Rated: C Aug 17, 2006 Full Review Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com Rated: 3/5 Jul 18, 2005 Full Review Michael W. Phillips, Jr. Goatdog's Movies [Leisen] keeps things moving at a nice pace, and his attention to detail in the sets and costumes makes the film a joy to look at. Rated: 3/5 May 21, 2005 Full Review Read all reviews

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Steve D It is sure screwball bout it forgets to actually be funny. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 05/10/23 Full Review Tom M Lombard and MacMurray are both very good and have chemistry. Ralph Bellamy's character seem a little too happy at the end to lose the woman he loves. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 04/16/20 Full Review kevin w Here's an old plotline: cynical schemers who nefariously plan on marrying innocent rich people meet cute, only to see their plans derailed as they inevitably fall for each other --- against their own better judgment. And so, an old cart. How to sell it? Sparkling dialogue and bubbling chemistry, and this has that going for it. Not a lot, mind you, but enough to get by. And Carole Lombard and Fred Macmurray have the chops to deliver both. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review joe m Predictable and the slightest of plot for this story of a manicurist trying to snag a rich husband. Yet, the movie is made enjoyable due to the comic performances of Lombard and MacMurray. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Audience Member Interesting and very oddball romantic comedy. Poor Ralph Belamy. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/16/23 Full Review Audience Member I liked that Carole Lombard is a manicurist in this movie. I must say Fred and Carole are great in this! I really found some parts quite funny at times! Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/22/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis Regi Allen (Carole Lombard) becomes a manicurist at a hotel in order to meet a rich husband, and soon she finds wealthy Allen Macklyn (Ralph Bellamy), who falls for her. Regi also goes out with Theodore Drew III (Fred MacMurray), member of a prominent family, only to find out that the Drews have lost their fortunes due to the stock market crash, and Theodore plans to marry an heiress for money himself. As feelings between Regi and Theodore develop, their careful plans start to change.
Director
Mitch Leisen
Production Co
Paramount Pictures
Genre
Romance, Comedy
Original Language
English
Release Date (DVD)
Apr 4, 2006
Runtime
1h 20m