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Her Man is a 1930 American pre-Code drama film produced and distributed by Pathé Exchange and directed by Tay Garnett.[1] It starred Phillips Holmes, Helen Twelvetrees and Marjorie Rambeau. The film is a slightly disguised version of the stage play Frankie and Johnny.[2]

Her Man
Ricardo Cortez Helen Twelvetrees Her Man 1930.jpg
Ricardo Cortez and Helen Twelvetrees
Directed byTay Garnett
Produced byE. B. Derr
Written byTom Buckingham
Story byTay Garnett
Howard Higgin
StarringPhillips Holmes
Helen Twelvetrees
Marjorie Rambeau
Music byJosiah Zuro
CinematographyEdward Snyder
Edited byDoane Harrison
Joseph Kane
Distributed byPathé Exchange
Release date
  • September 21, 1930 (1930-09-21)
Running time
85 minutes
CountryUnited States

At least one copy is preserved at the Library of Congress.[3] The original camera negative has been scanned and restored at 4K resolution by Sony Pictures Entertainment, in partnership with the Film Foundation and RT features.


A Havana prostitute (Twelvetrees) with a sadistic "protector" (Cortez) falls for a young sailor (Holmes).



  1. ^ "Detail view of Movies Page". Retrieved 2 October 2017.
  2. ^ League, The Broadway. "Frankie and Johnnie – Broadway Play – Original - IBDB". Retrieved 2 October 2017.
  3. ^ Catalog of Holdings The American Film Institute Collection and The United Artists Collection at The Library of Congress p.78 c.1978 by The AFI

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