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* AffectionateParody: Of TheGoldenAgeOfHollywood.

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* AffectionateParody: Of TheGoldenAgeOfHollywood.UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfHollywood.

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** What makes it even funnier is that this is the [[Film/ItsLoveImAfter second film]] Leslie Howard had made where he played a character who didn't recognize Clark Gable's name.


[[HeartbreakAndIceCream Heartbreak and Donuts]]: After the newspapers cover Atterbury and Cherie's "romantic" night on the town, Lester is seen crying and eating donuts.

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* [[HeartbreakAndIceCream Heartbreak and Donuts]]: After the newspapers cover Atterbury and Cherie's "romantic" night on the town, Lester is seen crying and eating donuts.

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[[HeartbreakAndIceCream Heartbreak and Donuts]]: After the newspapers cover Atterbury and Cherie's "romantic" night on the town, Lester is seen crying and eating donuts.


* TheGlassesComeOff: During the climax where Atterbury appeals to the blue collar studio workers, he loses his glasses. In an aversion, he's portrayed as [[BlindWithoutEm handicapped without them]]--running into walls, falling off ledges, and at one point [[{{Slapstick}} falling through a manhole cover]]. He quickly finds a replacement pair.

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* TheGlassesComeOff: During the climax where Atterbury appeals to the blue collar studio workers, he loses his glasses. NerdGlasses. In an aversion, he's portrayed as genuinely [[BlindWithoutEm handicapped without them]]--running into walls, falling off ledges, and at one point [[{{Slapstick}} falling through a manhole cover]]. He quickly finds a replacement pair.

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* StockFootageFailure: Deliberately invoked with the ShowWithinAShow ''Sex and Satan'' to drive home how truly awful it is.

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* TheGlassesComeOff: During the climax where Atterbury appeals to the blue collar studio workers, he loses his glasses. In an aversion, he's portrayed as [[BlindWithoutEm handicapped without them]]--running into walls, falling off ledges, and at one point [[{{Slapstick}} falling through a manhole cover]]. He quickly finds a replacement pair.

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* CelebrityParadox: Non-media-savvy Atterbury has [[Film/AFreeSoul never heard of]] Creator/ClarkGable. Doubles as RetroactiveRecognition because it was two years before [[Film/GoneWithTheWind their most famous film together]].


* CharacterTic: Atterbury compulsively empties ashtrays throughout the film, to the point where his LoveInterest remarks on it. This behavior is never explained.

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* CharacterTic: Atterbury compulsively empties ashtrays throughout the film, to the point where his LoveInterest Lester remarks on it. This behavior is never explained.

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* NotDistractedByTheSexy: Thelma Cherie's failed seduction when Atterbury visits her film set. Later Lester makes pointed comments asking what he thinks of her appearance, only for Atterbury to tell her that he's only interested in her mind.

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* DistractedByTheSexy: A cute subversion: the sultry Thelma Cherie is blatantly coming on to Atterbury, but instead he's more taken by the nearby vision of Lester Plum in a decidedly unsexy, figure-concealing snowsuit.

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* CharacterTic: Atterbury compulsively empties ashtrays throughout the film, to the point where his LoveInterest remarks on it. This behavior is never explained.

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* UptightLovesWild: In the tradition of screwball comedies, vivacious stand-in Lester finds herself falling for tightly-wound mathematician Atterbury.


''Stand-In'' is a 1937 ScrewballComedy starring Creator/LeslieHoward, Creator/JoanBlondell, and Creator/HumphreyBogart. Efficiency expert and mathemetician Atterbury Dodd (Howard) is sent to failing Colossal Studios to determine [[HollywoodAccounting why it's losing money]], in which he's assisted by bubbly former child star [[TomboyishName Lester Plum]] (Blondell) and cynical film editor Quintain (Bogart).

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''Stand-In'' is a 1937 ScrewballComedy starring Creator/LeslieHoward, Creator/JoanBlondell, and Creator/HumphreyBogart. Efficiency expert and mathemetician Atterbury Dodd (Howard) is sent to failing Colossal Studios to determine [[HollywoodAccounting [[UsefulNotes/HollywoodAccounting why it's losing money]], in which he's assisted by bubbly former child star [[TomboyishName Lester Plum]] (Blondell) and cynical film editor Quintain (Bogart).



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