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One Rainy Afternoon (1936)





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A remake of the French comedy Monsieur Sans-Gene, One Rainy Afternoon gets under way when film-actor Phillippe Martin (Francis Lederer) heads to a darkened Parisian movie theater for a romantic rendezvous with his married sweetheart Yvonne (Countess Live de Margaret). But our hero sits in the wrong seat and kisses the wrong young lady: Monique Pelerin (Ida Lupino), the daughter of a powerful publisher Joseph Cawthorn. This innocent mistake snowballs into a national scandal, fomented by the hatchet-faced president (Eily Malyon) of the Purity League, with Phillippe earning the onus of "The Kissing Monster." It all culminates in one of those zany courtroom trails which proliferated in screwball comedies of the 1930s, wherein Phillippe defends himself by insisting that it is in a Frenchman's nature to be romantic, even with perfect strangers -- and as a result he becomes an international hero! One Rainy Afternoon was the first of a handful of United Artists talkies personally produced by studio vice-president Mary Pickford.

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Francis Lederer
as Philippe Martin
Ida Lupino
as Monique Pelerin
Roland Young
as Maillot
Erik Rhodes
as Count Alfredo Donstelli
Joseph Cawthorn
as M. Pelerin
Richard Carle
as Minister of Justice
Mischa Auer
as Leading Man
Angie Norton
as Hortense
Eily Malyon
as President of Purity League
Ferdinand Munier
as Prosecutor
Murray Kinnell
as Theater Manager
Phyllis Barry
as M. Pelerin's Secretary
Lois January
as Malliot's Secretary
Seger Ellis
as Singers on Screen
Margaret Warner
as Singers on Screen
Iris Adrian
as Cashier
Jack Mulhall
as Ice Rink Announcer
Billy Gilbert
as Court Clerk
Florence Lawrence
as Bit Role (uncredited)
Florence Turner
as Bit Role (uncredited)
Eric Mayne
as Judge (uncredited)
Donald Reed
as Bit Role (uncredited)
Alfred Valentino
as Bit Role (uncredited)
Francis Powers
as Bit Role (uncredited)
Edward Bilby
as Bit Role (uncredited)
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Critic Reviews for One Rainy Afternoon

All Critics (3)

Mary Pickford tried God and produced a French farce.

May 4, 2020 | Full Review…

light and frothy from start to finish. Thanks to [the producers] and to the principals, it's well worth seeing. And thanks to Hugh Herbert, it's worth seeing twice.

July 22, 2019 | Full Review…

Substandard screwball comedy has the silliness but lacks the humor, as its directed without an ear for zany comedy by Rowland V Lee.

December 30, 2012 | Rating: C | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for One Rainy Afternoon

Mid thirties studio fodder would be completely forgotten if it didn't have Ida Lupino in one of the star parts. She's very young although starting to move away from the English Jean Harlow mold the studio tried forcing her into at first. Her voice is still high and light not having yet acquire the smoky whiskey tinge that was to come within a few years. She and the forgotten Lederer make an attractive couple but this is a minor romantic comedy nothing more.

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