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The Daring Young Man (1935)

Two reporters plan to marry but the bride is left waiting at the altar because her groom has gone undercover to expose gang activity.

Director:

William A. Seiter

Writers:

Claude Binyon (story), Sam Hellman (additional dialogue) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
James Dunn ... Don McLane
Mae Clarke ... Martha Allen
Neil Hamilton ... Gerald Raeburn
Sidney Toler ... Warden Palmer
Warren Hymer ... Pete Hogan
Stanley Fields ... Rafferty
Madge Bellamy ... Sally
Frank Melton ... Cub Reporter
Raymond Hatton ... Flaherty
Jack La Rue ... Cubby
Arthur Treacher ... Col. Baggott
Dorothy Christy ... Helen Kay
Robert Gleckler ... Hooley - Editor
William Pawley ... Muggs
Phil Tead ... Cripps - Star Reporter
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Two reporters plan to marry but the bride is left waiting at the altar because her groom has gone undercover to expose gang activity.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 July 1935 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Man Proposes See more »

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Production Co:

Fox Film Corporation See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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The movie that inspired "Two-Way Stretch"
18 March 2007 | by JohnHowardReidSee all my reviews

What starts off as an amusing little romantic comedy (a lovely music score adding to its charm) develops quite startlingly into something else, namely a sort of precursor to the 1960 Peter Sellers comedy, Two-Way Stretch. In the first half of the movie we are treated to a delicious portrayal by Arthur Treacher, enacting a bore of uncommon magnitude. But the real joys of cameo portrayal occur in the latter half of the film where the screenwriters excel themselves in delightful raillery: "I didn't know he was a reporter. I thought he was all right. I thought he was just a criminal." We also meet such unforgettable characters as Stanley Fields with his "little paroles", and Paul Hurst delivering his lines in a wondrous imitation of W.C. Fields: "Get back in that cell there!" and "I wonder if we could be arrested?"

We also thoroughly enjoyed slow-thinking Sidney Toler as a greedy prison warden and his tongue-twisting assistant, immaculate Jack LaRue as the king of the prison underworld. And not to forget Warren Hymer as a seeker for the perfect hiding place (a device re-used in Two-Way Stretch).

William A. Seiter was always a capable director, but Daring Young Man represents a considerable cut above his customary average. Take the remarkable sequence in which Dunn obtains a little parole. His streetcar is tailed by Hymer and Pawley who cut him down just as he reaches his girlfriend's apartment, the camera tracking away from his viewpoint just as she comes through the entrance.

Seiter's fast and snappy direction is lifted not only by fluid camera movement but by rapid dialogue delivery, an expert control of crowd scenes and quicksilver film editing.

All the players excel, with the possible exception of former silent star, Neil Hamilton, as the heroine's former suitor. Fortunately. he has only three or four scenes.

Production values are first-class and behind-the-camera credits likewise, although Mae Clarke is not always photographed to advantage. And it's a pity we don't see more of Dorothy Christy!


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