The Perfect Specimen (1937) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Perfect Specimen (1937)





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Based on a popular novel by Samuel Hopkins Adams, this screwball comedy stars Errol Flynn in the title-role, the heir to an industrial fortune kept hidden from the world by his imperious grandmother (May Robson). Intrigued by the secrecy, peppy Joan Blondell literally crashes the estate to liberate the young man and the two embark on a whirlwind trip through Pennsylvania. Falling in love with the intruder along the way, Flynn learns how life is lived by the other half -- or at least by the wacky Warner Bros. stock company -- and proves himself to be much more capable than "Grandma" Robson ever imagined. ~ Hans J. Wollstein, Rovi


Errol Flynn
as Gerald Beresford Wicks
Joan Blondell
as Mona Carter
Hugh Herbert
as Killigrew Shaw
Dick Foran
as Jinks Carter
May Robson
as Mrs. Leona Wicks
Dennis Moore
as Clarabelle
Hugh O'Connell
as Hotel Clerk
James Burke
as Snodgrass
Harry Davenport
as Carl Carter
Lee Phelps
as Head of State Patrol
John Hiestand
as Commentator
Eddy Chandler
as State Police Captain
Wilfred Lucas
as Deputy Sheriff
Spencer Charters
as Station Master
Frank Mayo
as Detective
Charles Sullivan
as Timekeeper
Pat West
as Fight Announcer
Cliff Saum
as Spectator
Jack Kenney
as Spectator
Al Herman
as Copy Reader
Tom Brewer
as Sheriff
Dennie Moore
as Clarabelle
Larry McGrath
as John Phillips
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All Critics (1)

The feminine stars are appropriately cast, but the part of the perfect specimen didn't seem quite the role for the dashing Errol - he was far more at home leading the Light Brigade than he is here, trailing apron strings

August 15, 2019 | Full Review…

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