The Man From Toronto (1933)

The Man From Toronto (1933)
The Man from Toronto (1933)
Running Time: 77 Minutes
Dir. Sinclair Hill
Cast: Jessie Matthews, Ian Hunter, Frederick Kerr
Genre: Comedy, Romance

Screening Time: Friday, May 12, 2017 at 1:05 p.m.

In this joyously exciting romance, famed English songstress Matthews plays the part of a maid (don’t ask) to capture the heart of a man from Toronto. Will their relationship survive the deception?


  1. tfsadmin

    January 10, 2017 at 9:18 am

    The Man from Toronto (1933) is a perfectly cute and entertaining movie. Jessie Matthews (Leslie Fararr) shines in her role as the rich girl who pretends to be a maid. This is the first movie I've seen her in and I was very much impressed by the way she carried herself throughout the film. The love interest is unfortunately plain and not particularly attractive, but the romance is believable. Some scenes are too long and unnecessary, but on the whole a well directed and edited movie. This little known film should get more recognition because it is quite cute and funny at times. Good clean fun from the magical world of the '30s. 6/10

  2. tfsadmin

    January 10, 2017 at 9:18 am

    A fairly simple and predictable love story vehicle for Jessie Matthews. I found it watchable as a slice of life in 1933. What it might have been like living in a village where everybody knew each others business and rumors spread like wild fire. I liked seeing a village parade complete with brass bands and floats. It was interesting to see manual phone exchanges with switch board operators connecting overseas calls and cars starting to gain a foothold. A bit of visual history with an agreeable story line.

  3. IMDBReviewer

    January 10, 2017 at 9:18 am

    This is the first time I have seen Jessie Mathews as I’m only 41 years old. I was absolutely delighted to see a star of the past that id never seen before. From the first time we see her its love at first sight and it just draws you right into the movie. I understand Jessie Mathews was a superstar in her time and its easy to see why. You could transpose her to any movie of today and she would still be a superstar, in the Julia Roberts or Reese Witherspoon etc (or maybe even better) League of today.

    The uncle lawyer gave a good performance as well. It was interesting to see the movie from a historical perspective as well like the motor cars which was quite amazing.

    Overall a great movie.

  4. tfsadmin

    January 10, 2017 at 9:18 am

    Small town England, of all places, is fun in "The Man from Toronto". It is well-paced and written in a charming, spirited manner. Jessie Matthews is lively, charismatic and shows why this film helped make her a star. Old thespian Frederic Kerr ("Frankenstein") is funny and extremely watchable as a curmudgeonly lawyer with certain responsibilities under an odd will. Ian Hunter's low-key acting style works well in this role. Hunter, often miscast in films, is OK here as he is understandably overshadowed by the powerhouse Matthews.

    All of the cast is talented and the whole thing is just for fun, its a romantic comedy that works and never at any point really takes itself seriously. You are guaranteed to get a smile out of it.

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