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Hands Across the Table (1935) was a Comedy - Romance Film directed by Mitchell Leisen and produced by E. Lloyd Sheldon.

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Hands Across The Table (1935): MacMurray and Lombard

By 4 Star Film Fan on Jun 24, 2021 From 4 Star Films

Regi Allen (the inimitable Carole Lombard) is a manicurist schlubbing along, working away at people’s cuticles, and jamming away on the subway two times a day. She’s looking for a major catch to grab hold of. Ralph Bellamy is a charming man with money, albeit resigned to a wheelchair. Th... Read full article


By Dan Day, Jr. on May 6, 2021 From The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog

The best film in the 3-disc "Carole Lombard Collection II" Blu-ray set from Kino is HANDS ACROSS THE TABLE, a 1935 romantic comedy co-starring Fred MacMurray and directed by Mitchell Leisen. Carole Lombard plays Regi Allen, a manicurist at a ritzy hotel. Regi is unhappy with her life and hopes to sn... Read full article

Screening of “Hands Across the Table” at the Daystar Center May 12

By Stephen Reginald on Apr 25, 2018 From Classic Movie Man

Screening of “Hands Across the Table” at the Daystar Center May 12 Hands Across the Table (1935) Where: Daystar Center, 1550 S. State Street When: May 12, 2018 Time: 6:45 p.m. Hosted by Stephen Reginald Hands Across the Table (1935) is a classic screwball comedy starring Carole Lom... Read full article

Lombard and MacMurray fall head over heels in... Hands Across the Table (1935)

By Michaela on Jan 14, 2017 From Love Letters to Old Hollywood

Crafted around the comedic talents of Carole Lombard, Hands Across the Table is a charming romantic comedy that contains a trio of sensitive, fabulous performances from Lombard, Fred MacMurray, and Ralph Bellamy. This film marked the first pairing of Carole and Fred, although she originally wanted C... Read full article


By Crystal Kalyana on May 18, 2015 From In The Good Old Days Of Classic Hollywood

FASHION MONTH HANDS ACROSS THE TABLE ( 1935 ) Carole Lombard with her youth, beauty, vitality and wit that she displayed on and off the screen symbolized fashion in every sense of the word. In almost all of her films, she’s sporting the modern contemporary?style of the day, or in other cases, ... Read full article

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Quotes from

Regi: We're exactly alike.
Ted Drew: No, ha ha, oh no, your hair is much prettier than...
Regi: We are! We're both trying to do the same thing: marry for money.
Ted Drew: Is that what you want to do?
Regi: Mm-hmm.
Ted Drew: Oh, no, you're too nice for that.
Regi: Well, I don't want to spend the rest of my life working in a barber shop.
Ted Drew: Well, but to go out in cold blood and deliberately marry somebody for money, that's no good.
Regi: Well, what are you doing?
Ted Drew: Well... Well, it's different for me: I'm a heel!
Regi: Well, did I ever say I wasn't one?

Allen Macklyn: When a man's in love with a woman, he shouldn't keep it a secret.

Regi: Do you dream?
Ted Drew: No.
Regi: You should - you'd meet a better class of people.

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Facts about

Gary Cooper was the first choice for the role of Theodore Drew III but was unable at the time.
Samuel Goldwyn originally bought the story to this movie for Miriam Hopkins. However, she was busy on other projects and Goldwyn then sold the story to Paramount.
Many cast members in studio records/casting call lists did not appear or were not identifiable in the movie. These were (with their character names): Katherine DeMille (Katherine Travis), Nell Craig and Alla Mentone (Salesladies), James Adamson (Porter), John Huettner (Shoe Clerk), 'Rod Wilson (IV)' (Piano Player), Mary MacLaren (Chambermaid), Herman Bing (Proprietor of Delicatessen) and Oscar 'Dutch' Hendrian (Taxi Driver). A Hollywood Reporter production chart included Russell Hopton in the cast, but he was not seen in the movie. Many of the listed cast are barely visible and have no lines.
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