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Submitted by Mark Fuller

The Love Test
Picturegoer Weekly: June 29th 1935

Although trite in story there is a sufficiency of technical skill and competent acting to make this romantic comedy, set in industrial surroundings, quite fairly entertaining.

It deals with one Thompson, chief laboratory assistant to a chemical firm, who is afraid of being beaten in the race for promotion by Mary, a studious girl, and plans with his colleagues to wreck her chances of promotion, by distracting her mind with thoughts of love. John, another employee, is selected to act the role of Romeo, but the scheme misfires when he falls in love with Mary and she with him.

Mary is promoted, and the jealous Thompson, not to be outdone, first creates misunderstanding between Mary and John, and then goes so far as to steal a valuable formula invented by John. He is, however, found out in time, and happiness at last comes the way of the young lovers.

Judy Gunn is good as Mary and Louis Hayward shows distinct promise as John. Sound support comes from Morris Harvey, Aubrey Dexter and Gilbert Davis.

63 mins

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