What a Man (1930 film)

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What a Man
Directed by George Crone
Written byCourtenay Savage (play)
E.J. Rath (novel)
Harvey Gates
A.A. Kline
Starring Reginald Denny
Miriam Seegar
Harvey Clark
Lucille Ward
Cinematography Arthur L. Todd
Edited by Harry Chandlee
Distributed bySono Art-World Wide Pictures
Release date
  • June 1, 1930 (1930-06-01)
Running time
72 minutes
CountryUnited States

What a Man is a 1930 American romantic comedy film directed by George Crone and starring Reginald Denny, Miriam Seegar and Harvey Clark. It was an adaptation of the play They All Want Something by Courtenay Savage, which was itself based on a novel by E.J. Rath. A separate Spanish language version Thus Is Life was made at the same time. [1] The film was remade in 1938 as Merrily We Live . It is also known by the alternative title The Gentleman Chauffeur. [2]



A British ex-Grenadier Guards officer moves to America, but struggles to find work. After he is employed as a chauffeur to a wealthy family, he falls in love with his employer's daughter.


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  1. Waldman p.17
  2. The AFI Catalog of Feature Films:..What a Man!