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Stand-In (1937)
Tay Garnett

Leslie Howard plays a typical Hollywood mathematical genius: emotionless, conceited, and convinced that everything can be understood through mathematics. (Well, one out of three isn't bad!) It takes a trip to Tinsel Town and a beautiful actress to make him see the errors of his ways.

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According to my `secret formula', the following works of mathematical fiction are similar to this one:
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  3. Erasmus with Freckles [aka Dear Brigitte] by John Haase
  4. The Geometrics of Johnny Day by Nelson Bond
  5. Tracking the Random Variable by Marcos Donnelly
  6. Don Juan oder die Liebe zur Geometrie by Max Frisch
  7. Chronicles of a Comer by K.M O'Donnell (aka Barry N. Malzberg)
  8. A. Botts and the Moebius Strip by William Hazlett Upson
  9. The Circle of Zero by Stanley G. Weinbaum
  10. G103 by Oliver Tearne (director)
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MotifAnti-social Mathematicians, Math as Cold/Dry/Useless, Romance,
TopicMathematical Finance,

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