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Too Many Women (1942)

Approved | | Comedy | 27 February 1942 (USA)
Richard Sutton and Linda Pearson are secretly engaged but unable to marry because of financial problems. Crooked promoter Gibbons offers Richard a deal but, in order to get rid of him, ... See full summary »


Bernard B. Ray


Eddie Davis (story and screenplay) (as Eddie M. Davis)


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Complete credited cast:
Neil Hamilton ... Richard Sutton
June Lang ... Gwenny Miller
Joyce Compton ... Barbara Cartwright
Barbara Read ... Linda Pearson
Fred Sherman ... Charlie Blakewell
Marlo Dwyer ... Lorraine O'Reilly
Kate MacKenna Kate MacKenna ... Grandmother Sutton
Maurice Cass ... Doctor Hamilton
Matt McHugh Matt McHugh ... Spike O'Reilly
Harry Holman ... John Cartwright
George Davis ... Bottles
Pat Gleason Pat Gleason ... Gibbons
Tom Herbert Tom Herbert ... W. R. Mitchell
Bertram Marburgh Bertram Marburgh ... Uncle Woodrow
Dora Clement ... Mrs. Fairbanks


Richard Sutton and Linda Pearson are secretly engaged but unable to marry because of financial problems. Crooked promoter Gibbons offers Richard a deal but, in order to get rid of him, Richard says a rich uncle in Brazil has died and left him a fortune. The news soon spreads all over town and perks up his wealthy-and-ailing grandmother and her doctor warns Richard against telling her the truth. Granny Sutton tricks him into an engagement with a beautiful young nitwit, Gwenny Miller, of whom she is very fond. Barbara Cartwright, daughter of the town's richest man, suggests she has an idea to get him out of his difficulty and Richard, suffering from an overdose of sleeping pills, visits her. He is too sleepy to realize that her plans calls for marrying her instead, and when her father catches them in an embrace, Richard finds himself engaged to a third woman. Linda walks out and Richard goes on a drinking spree and wakes up in the apartment of playboy Chester Wannamaker, who had lent ... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Release Date:

27 February 1942 (USA) See more »

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Man Trap See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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The earliest documented telecast of this film occurred Monday 3 December 1945 on New York City's pioneer television station WNBT (Channel 1). In Baltimore in first aired Saturday 11 September 1948 on WBAL (Channel 11), in Detroit Tuesday 22 March 1949 on WJBK (Channel 2), in Albuquerque Thursday 7 April 1949 on KOB (Channel 4), in Philadelphia Saturday 24 April 1949 on WFIL (Channel 6), and in Chicago Wednesday 14 September 1949 on WGN (Channel 9). See more »

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Wow is this film stupid...even for PRC!
23 January 2016 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

Back in the 1940s, PRC might just have been the worst studio in Hollywood. Like many of the so-called 'Poverty Row' studios, they rented space in a big studio at night and quickly shot ultra-low budgeted B-movies. Any good films PRC made were strictly mistakes!! In this case, the studio hired the ex-matinée idol, Neil Hamilton, to star in the movie--and ex-stars and nearly stars usually appeared in the leads in their pictures.

The story in "Too Many Women" is one of those PRC monstrosities that only an ultra-crappy studio could make. Richard (Hamilton) is in love with Linda and they are secretly engaged. Soon Richard tells a lie to get someone to leave him alone...that a rich uncle in Brazil has left him $3,000,000(????). Soon, everyone had heard Richard is rich...including his grandmother. Here's where it gets dumber...the doctor tells Richard he MUST continue with the ruse, as telling Granny that he's NOT a millionaire will kill her! Soon, lots of women are chasing after Richard and he inexplicably finds himself engaged to three women!! Does this make ANY sense? Nope.

The bottom line is that the writing for this one is terrible and the story just doesn't make the least bit of sense. As for Hamlilton, he's no longer the handsome and patrician actor he'd been in the 30s and soon he'd all but disappear from view and return as Commissioner Gordon on the "Batman" TV show. I think, in hindsight, he wished he'd disappeared BEFORE having made this dopey film.

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