Man Wanted

Synopsis: Lois is the editor of the 400 Magazine and is a work-a-holic. When Tom comes to her office to sell her a rowing machine, he leaves as her personal secretary. After a short time, he is an ...
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
62 min


Miss, I can't wait any longer.

I'm sorry.

Oh .. I can't wait any longer.

I'm sorry.

I tell you I have an

appointment with the editor.

And I tell you the editor

is in conference.

But the store sent me up to

demonstrate how to row this.

Row it? What is it, a boat?

It's a rowing machine. The latest

deluxe ball-bearing model.

It's the best little muscle

builder on the market.

Just the thing to pep up a tired editor.

It does away with brain fog and ..

It joggles your memory and ..

Yes, yes. I'll believe you.

But I tell you the editor

is in conference.

C-O-N-F-E-R-E-N-C-E. Conference!

You get me?

Yes, I get it.

But is there any reason why I can't ..

Alright, alright, alright.

[ Buzzer ]

I'm busy.


[ Buzzer ]

I told you I'm busy, now

don't disturb me anymore.

[ Door knocks ]

Good heavens, Lois. How do you stand it?

What, being an editor?

The whole racket.

Telephones, buzzers.

Crazy-looking people.

It's all part of the game.

And I love it.

[ Door knocks ]

Come in.

Well Harper, I can't see anybody

else now. I'm going out to lunch.

Make out this contract.

I'll sign it when I get back.

And tell Fields I'll see him at 2:30.

I want to go over those

drawings with him.

Yes, Mrs Ames .. anything else?

No, that's all. That's all. That's all.

Sweetness .. you see what happens

when you take me to lunch.

Nobody has a chance.

Hey, you've changed

your office, haven't you.

I hardly recognise it.

You should come down oftener and

see where your busy little wife works.

You're a swell girl, Lois.

Don't you ever resent having

a rich loafer for a husband?


Come on .. let's go.

Shush, wait, wait, wait.

[ Door knocks ]

Mrs Ames.

What is it?

A salesman from French &

Sprague left these for you.

He insisted you wanted them right away.

Good gracious, the rowing machine.

Where is he?

Oh, he's gone.

I didn't want to disturb

you. I didn't know.

I forgot to tell you.

I phoned them myself.

Now call back and tell the salesman

to come tomorrow afternoon.

Alright, I'll tell him.

No, no.

Tell him to come tomorrow evening.

I'll have plenty of time then and he

can give a complete demonstration.

Very well.

Well, you see.

This one is equipped with

our special little-giant spring.

Can you run races on them?

Why sure, you can do anything on them.

Let's see.

Yeah, let's see.


The sap.

Come on, it's time for the picture show.

How is that?

See, it gets going under

its own momentum.

Well, where are they?

They said you could have the last jump.

Oh even the kids are razzing us.

I guess we're a couple of flops.


The closest I came to making

a sale was a pair of BBDs.

The guy actually asked for them.

Well, what happened?

Couldn't find the right size.

Why didn't you ask the

nearest sales clerk?

I did. She just blushed and walked away.

Hey, you think the management

is wise to us yet?

Well, we only got the job

because you're an All-American.

That proves the value

of a college education.

Hey, hey. The boss.

Oh, Mr Sherman.

Yes, sir?

You must work tonight.


I want you to take one rowing machine ..

Rowing machines? Say ..

I used to use to these little guys four

hours a day when I was in training.

I imagine you did.

Better let me take that machine

out, Mr Walters. I can ..

Strip for the customer and demonstrate

the movements that will do the most good.

I'm afraid that couldn't be arranged.

The customer is the editor

of the 400 Magazine.

The 400 Magazine?

Say, that nest is harder to

crash than a movie studio.

I ought to know.

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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