One Rainy Afternoon (1936)

PG   |    |  Comedy, Musical, Romance


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Actor Philippe Martin and his married date Yvonne plan to neck in a darkened cinema, but he gets the wrong seat and mistakenly kisses lovely Monique, a publisher's daughter. An absurd ... See full summary »


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  • Francis Lederer and Eily Malyon in One Rainy Afternoon (1936)
  • Liev De Maigret in One Rainy Afternoon (1936)
  • Hugh Herbert and Liev De Maigret in One Rainy Afternoon (1936)
  • Liev De Maigret in One Rainy Afternoon (1936)
  • Eily Malyon in One Rainy Afternoon (1936)
  • Ida Lupino in One Rainy Afternoon (1936)

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24 March 2013 | MartinHafer
4
| Not great....
"One Rainy Afternoon" is an American remake of the French film "Monsieur Sans-Gêne". I have no idea if the French film is any good or not, all I know is that "One Rainy Afternoon" became VERY tiresome almost as soon as it started! This is due to a terrible miscasting of Francis Lederer in a comedy--and his abilities with comedy were nonexistent. A fine actor, yes, but a comedian, no way! In addition, there is a lot of Hugh Herbert in the film and my theory about his films is that the more of him in a movie, the less I'll enjoy it. High laugh just pierces my brain and makes me want to scream.

As for the plot, it's VERY contrived and not enough to support an entire full-length film. Lederer is going to meet a married woman at the theater but instead of sitting there and kissing her in the dark, he accidentally kisses a stranger (Ida Lupino). What makes this so unendurable is everyone's reaction to this--like the world is about to end or something! To base an entire film on such a faux pas--what a mistake and the film comes off as very forced and unfunny.

UPDATE: I saw this film again recently and think the original review a bit too severe. I now admit that the film, while seemingly endorsing sexual harassment, has some charm nevertheless.

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Storyline

Plot Summary


Genres

Comedy | Musical | Romance

Details

Release Date:

13 May 1936

Language

English


Country of Origin

USA

Box Office

Budget:

$511,383 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$603,903

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