That Man from Tangier (1953)

Genres - Comedy, Romance  |   Run Time - 88 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Venerable Scandinavian leading-man Nils Asther tops the cast of That Man from Tangier. The story concerns foolhardy American heiress Mary Ellen, played by Nancy Coleman, who drunkenly weds the rakish Henri (Asther) after a three-hour courtship. Comes the dawn, and Mary Ellen's new husband is nowhere to be found. As she stalks through Tangier in search of Henri, Mary Ellen learns a great many Horrible Truths about her new hubby -- not least of which is the fact that he is travelling under a stolen passport. Finally catching up with Henri, Mary Ellen demands that he play the role of a respectable, dutiful husband so as not to break the heart of her old-fashioned grandmother (Margaret Wycherly). Mary Ellen's father George (Roland Young), something of a rascal himself, helps the couple keep up appearances. Filmed on location as a possible tax write-off, That Man from Tangier is endearingly anachronistic.



alcoholism, wealth, con/scam, marriage, romance, seduction, man