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Noël Coward (from the play by)
Hanns Kräly (scenario) ...
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Release Date:
12 December 1931 (USA) See more »
Divorced couple unexpectedly meet each other during their honeymoon and rekindle their love. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Norma Shearer ... Amanda Prynne

Robert Montgomery ... Elyot Chase

Reginald Denny ... Victor Prynne

Una Merkel ... Sibyl Chase

Jean Hersholt ... Oscar
George Davis ... Bell Hop
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Herman Bing ... Train Conductor (uncredited)
Ferike Boros ... Cook at Chalet (uncredited)
Alphonse Martell ... Hotel Concierge (uncredited)
Wilfrid North ... Sibyl's Wedding Escort (uncredited)

Directed by
Sidney Franklin 
Writing credits
Noël Coward (from the play by) (as Noel Coward)

Hanns Kräly (scenario) (as Hans Kraly) and
Richard Schayer (scenario)

Claudine West (continuity)

Produced by
Irving Thalberg .... producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
William Axt (uncredited)
Cinematography by
Ray Binger (photographed by)
Film Editing by
Conrad A. Nervig (film editor)
Art Direction by
Cedric Gibbons 
Costume Design by
Adrian (gowns)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Harold S. Bucquet .... assistant director (uncredited)
Sound Department
Douglas Shearer .... recording director
Fred Morgan .... sound (uncredited)
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84 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Sound System)
UK:A (cut) | USA:Passed (National Board of Review) | USA:TV-G (TV rating)

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Both times Amanda smokes in the film she drops her cigarette in a glass to extinguish it.See more »
Continuity: When Elyot, Amanda and Oscar are riding on the gondola, Elyot and Amanda begin to argue. As their argument escalates, the two of them stand up and Oscar, listening quietly, stands up with them. Their is a cut to a medium shot of Oscar which shows him still seated. Then a return to the shot of the three of them which shows Oscar standing again.See more »
Elyot:You know, I believe you're even more ruthless than I am.
Amanda:[Sleepily] Well, I don't believe in crying over my bridge until I've eaten it.
Elyot:Very sensible.
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Movie Connections:
Version of The Terrible Lovers (1936)See more »
A Shady TreeSee more »


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