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Week-End Marriage (1932)

TV-G | | Comedy | 18 June 1932 (USA)
An out-of-work husband (Norman Foster) resents his wife (Loretta Young) being the breadwinner in the family.



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Complete credited cast:
Lola Davis Hayes
Ken Hayes
Agnes Davis
Peter Acton
Vivienne Osborne ...
Mr. Davis
Louise Carter ...
Mrs. Davis
Jim Davis


An out-of-work husband (Norman Foster) resents his wife (Loretta Young) being the breadwinner in the family.

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18 June 1932 (USA)  »

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Weekend Lives  »

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A surviving film in the Library of Congress. See more »


Lola calls to tell Ken she won't be home for dinner. He leaves the apartment, throwing his apron out in the hallway. When Lola comes home, she finds the apron on the living room floor, and the light in the kitchen turned off, but Ken apparently didn't come home again before she did, and couldn't have done either. See more »


Doctor: Haven't you brought enough unhappiness to your husband without jeopardizing his life?
Lola Davis: I...?!?
Doctor: Let me give you a little advice. One way or another, a man will find a woman to look out for him not only when he's sick but when he's well. That's something you so-called "modern girls" never seem to count on. You talk about freedom, because you think it's something men have and cherish. But they don't. They hate it. They get along best when they're *not* free. It's human nature, that's all. They need...
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References Blessed Event (1932) See more »


(1835) (uncredited)
From "Lucia di Lammermoor"
Music by Gaetano Donizetti
Played at the outdoor concert
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Enjoyable and rather unusual pre-Code film
26 March 2006 | by See all my reviews

When I watched this recently, I had a feeling that someone had inadvertently mixed two movies together. The first half is a light-hearted story of courtship and marriage, with Ken (Norman Foster) pursuing and marrying Lola (Loretta Young). After that, the movie becomes very serious, with Ken losing his job, having all sorts of objections to his wife having a professional job, then getting drunk, hanging around with another woman (Sheila Terry), and waiting for Lola to bail him out of jail. Lola is very disappointed in Ken (no kidding!) and leaves him to take an executive job in St. Louis. There, she meets and is pursued by George Brent, but rushes back to Ken's side when he's ill, even though he's living with the tramp who got him arrested. Ending is predictable, and I think it shouldn't have been that way.

The movie's good and has lots of pre-Code touches, like Ken and Lola actually sharing the same bed, and Ken cheating on Lola with a trampy blonde. Young is absolutely lovely, and Aline McMahon steals every scene she's in as Young's sister-in-law. Enjoyable pre-Code stuff, though the final message--and Doctor Grant Mitchell's lecture to Young--are woefully dated.

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