Hands Across the Table

Hands Across the Table

Carole Lombard
Director: Mitchell Leisen Cast: Carole Lombard
Carole Lombard
, Fred MacMurray
Fred MacMurray
, Ralph Bellamy
Ralph Bellamy
Mitchell Leisen




After nearly a decade of nominal "leading lady" roles, Carole Lombard landed her first genuine starring vehicle with Hands Across the Table. Reasoning that the way to a man's heart is through his cuticles, Regi Allen (Carole Lombard) takes a job as a manicurist at a fancy barbershop, unabashedly admitting that she hopes to use this position to snag a rich husband. Sure enough, Regi's charms prove irresistable to Allen Macklyn (Ralph Bellamy) a wealthy and charming invalid, who knows that the girl is a golddigger but doesn't care. The other man in Regi's life is Theodore "Ted" Drew III (Fred MacMurray), who though born into a wealthy family is stone broke, and on the verge of marrying a rich debutante (Astrid Allwyn) to replenish his lost fortune. Hoping to briefly escape this fate and his other financial problems, Theodore hides out in Regi's apartment. It is, of course, a platonic relationship: Having been burned in the past, Regi doesn't want to get romantically entangled with a pauper, while Ted is already promised to someone else. But, as is often the case in 1930s comedies, things don't quite turn out the way that either Regi or Ted expect. Full of delightful, unexpected touches, Hands Across the Table proved to be a major boost for Carole Lombard's career, and didn't exactly do any harm to up-and-coming Fred MacMurray either.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/07/2014
UPC: 0025192120145
Original Release: 1935
Source: Universal
Presentation: [B&W]
Time: 1:21:00

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Carole Lombard Regi Allen
Fred MacMurray Theodore Drew III
Ralph Bellamy Allen Macklyn
Astrid Allwyn Vivian Snowden
Ruth Donnelly Laura
Marie Prevost Nona
Joseph R. Tozer Peter
William Demarest Natty
Edward Gargan Pinky Kelly
Ferdinand Munier Miles, the Butler
Harold Minjir Valentine
Marcelle Corday Celeste, the French Maid
James Adamson Porter
Peter Allen Jewelry Clerk
Murray Alper Cab Driver
Sam Ash Maitre d'
Albert Conti Maitre d' in Speakeasy
Nell Craig Saleslady
Bess Flowers Diner
Dutch Hendrian Taxi Driver
Mary MacLaren Chambermaid
Jerry Mandy Headwaiter
Nelson McDowell Man in Nightshirt
Harold Miller Barber Customer
Edward Peil Actor
Francis Sayles Actor
Jerome Storm Actor
Fred "Snowflake" Toones Actor
Harold Williams Actor
Rod Wilson Piano Player

Technical Credits
Mitchell Leisen Director
Travis Banton Costumes/Costume Designer
Sam Coslow Songwriter
Jean Delettre Songwriter
Herbert Fields Screenwriter
Frederick Hollander Songwriter
Norman Krasna Screenwriter
Vincent Lawrence Screenwriter
Mitchell Parish Songwriter
William Shea Editor
E. Lloyd Sheldon Producer
Ted Tetzlaff Cinematographer

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