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Man of the World (1931)





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Still in his "sophisticated cad" period, William Powell essays the title role in Man of the World. Powell plays a smooth extortionist who preys upon wayfaring Americans in Paris. He woos lonely wives and wives-to-be, then threatens them with blackmail unless they sustain his lifestyle. One of his potential victims is Carole Lombard, with whom Powell (much against his better judgment) falls in love. Powell's vituperative mistress (Wynne Gibson) won't let her lover off the hook, and heads for the police. To avoid arrest, Powell reluctantly sends Lombard back to her fiancee--and then presumably picks up his racket where he left off. In real life, William Powell and Carole Lombard became husband and wife shortly after filming Man of the World.


William Powell
as Michael Trevor
Carole Lombard
as Mary Kendall
Guy Kibbee
as Harold Taylor
Wynne Gibson
as Irene Hoffa
Lawrence Gray
as Frank Reynolds
Tom Costello
as Spade Henderson
Maude Truax
as Mrs. Jowitt
Tom Ricketts
as Mr. Bradkin
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