The Man I Marry (1936)

Genres - Drama, Romance  |   Run Time - 79 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Social butterfly Rena Allen (Doris Nolan) is bored unto tears by her stuffy fiance Throckton Van Cortland (Gerald Oliver Smith). She runs off to the country, where she falls in love with struggling playwright Ken Durkin (Michael Whalen). He is astonished by her uncanny ability to critique his work and offer advice, but the audience knows that Rena is the niece of prominent Broadway producer Robert Hartley (Nigel Bruce). The audience also knows -- but Rena doesn't -- that Durkin is himself a runaway socialite. Elated when his play is purchased by Hartley, Ken is offended when he discovers that Rena was responsible for this stroke of fortune and storms out of her life (the fact that he'd also been deceiving her doesn't seem to bother him too much). It takes a night together in the small-town jail of rustic sheriff Chic Sale for Rena and Robert to kiss and make up.

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filmmaker, behind-the-scenes, love, play [recreation], producer [showbiz], romance, success, uncle, writing