Franchot Tone stars as Jimmy, a newspaper artist and family friend to Mimi (Myrna Loy) in the 1938 romantic comedy Man-Proof. Also in the film are Walter Pidgeon and Rosalind Russell. The daughter of a successful romance novelist, Mimi is hopelessly in love with Alan, Walter Pidgeon's character, who marries Elizabeth (Rosalind Russell) instead.
|Myrna Loy and Franchot Tone|
As her wisecracking friend and sparring partner, Jimmy imparts common sense and encourages Mimi to get over Alan once and for all. Determined to get over her infatuation, Mimi becomes a commercial artist for the newspaper, but is soon distracted by Alan when he returns from his honeymoon.
Franchot plays the clever, reliable guy-next-door. Mimi is searching for the perfect man, but doesn't realize he is right in front of her eyes! Man-Proof is a simple story, but sweet comedy and the scenes shared by Myrna Loy and Franchot are not to be missed.
*I apologize for the quality of these screencaps. They were the best available.