Hands Across the Table (Mitchell Leisen, 1935)

Director: Mitchell Leisen
Producer: Paramount Pictures, E. Lloyd Sheldon
Executive Producer: Henry Herzbrun
Writers: Norman Krasna, Vincent Lawrence, Herbert Fields, Viña Delmar
Cinematographer: Ted Tetzlaff
Music: Friedrich Hollaender, John Leipold, Heinz Roemheld
Editor: William Shea
Art Directors: Roland Anderson, Hans Dreier
Costumes: Travis Banton

Carole Lombard (Regi Allen)
Fred MacMurray (Theodore ‘Ted’ Drew III)
Ralph Bellamy (Allen Macklyn)
Astrid Allwyn (Vivian Snowden)
Ruth Donnelly (Laura)
Marie Prevost (Nona)
William Demarest (Natty)
Edward Gargan (Pinky)
Fred ‘Snowflake’ Toones (Snowflake)

Plot Summary
Regi has one goal: to marry a rich man. Although she forms a close relationship with millionaire ex-aviator, Allen, she does not see him as a romantic partner. At the hotel where she works as a manicurist, Regi sets her sights on one of her clients, playboy Theodore ‘Ted’ Drew III. After a night on the town, Ted misses his cruise to Bermuda. He reveals to Regi that he’s penniless and also wants to marry for money (he’s engaged to a pineapple heiress), so Regi lets him spend the week in her apartment. Over that time, their mutual attraction grows, and they both have to come to terms with their feelings.

Release Date: October 18, 1935 (USA)
Running Time: 80 minutes