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

Director:

Writers:

(by), (screen play)
Reviews
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

With time on his hands during a business trip, Jimmy Decker (who's engaged to his boss's daughter) romances small-town church organist Marion Cullen, who follows him to New York only to ... See full summary »

Director: Thornton Freeland
Stars: Loretta Young, George Brent, Una Merkel
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

The saga of Tom Holmes - a man of principles - from the Great War to the Great Depression. Will he ever get a break? His war heroics earn fame and a medal for someone else, and his wounds ... See full summary »

Director: William A. Wellman
Stars: Loretta Young, Richard Barthelmess, Aline MacMahon
Comedy | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Chester Kent struggles against time, romance, and a rival's spy to produce spectacular live "prologues" for movie houses.

Director: Lloyd Bacon
Stars: James Cagney, Joan Blondell, Ruby Keeler
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A self-made businessman rekindles a romance with a former flame while their two teenage children begin a romance of their own with drastic consequences for both couples.

Director: Delmer Daves
Stars: Richard Egan, Dorothy McGuire, Sandra Dee
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Small time con artist Lefty Merrill has co-organized a crooked dance marathon and set-up his girlfriend to win the prize money. When his partner disappears with money before the contest is ... See full summary »

Director: Mervyn LeRoy
Stars: James Cagney, Mary Brian, Allen Jenkins
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Affluent Millicent and Oliver Jordan throw a dinner for a handful of wealthy and/or well-born acquaintances, each of whom has much to reveal.

Director: George Cukor
Stars: Marie Dressler, John Barrymore, Wallace Beery
Molly and Me (1945)
Comedy | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A vivacious actress needing work becomes a housekeeper for a crusty retired politician, and gives his life the shaking-up that it needs.

Director: Lewis Seiler
Stars: Gracie Fields, Monty Woolley, Roddy McDowall
Lawyer Man (1932)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Idealistic attorney Anton Adam makes headlines when he successfully prosecutes a prominent New York racketeer named Gilmurry. Adam's sudden renown attracts the attention of high-profile ... See full summary »

Director: William Dieterle
Stars: William Powell, Joan Blondell, David Landau
Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

In the depths of the Depression, two teenage boys strike out on their own in order to help their struggling parents and find life on the road tougher than expected.

Director: William A. Wellman
Stars: Frankie Darro, Rochelle Hudson, Edwin Phillips
Hide-Out (1934)
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Farmers take in an injured racketeer and try to reform him.

Director: W.S. Van Dyke
Stars: Robert Montgomery, Maureen O'Sullivan, Edward Arnold
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

William Powell plays William Foster, a slick attorney who stays within the law, but specializes in representing crooks and shady characters. He's adept at keeping them out of jail, winning ... See full summary »

Director: John Cromwell
Stars: William Powell, Kay Francis, Scott Kolk
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Seventy-two hours in the life of Indiana man Bud who inherits money and heads for New York City where his cousin Gibbony introduces him to chorus girl Vida for whom he falls. When a girl is... See full summary »

Director: Mervyn LeRoy
Stars: Joan Blondell, Eric Linden, Jobyna Howland
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
Lola Davis Hayes
...
Ken Hayes
Aline MacMahon ...
Agnes Davis
George Brent ...
Peter Acton
...
Doctor
Vivienne Osborne ...
Shirley
Sheila Terry ...
Connie
J. Farrell MacDonald ...
Mr. Davis
Louise Carter ...
Mrs. Davis
...
Jim Davis
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

TV-G
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

18 June 1932 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Weekend Lives  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

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...
[...]
See more »

Connections

References Blessed Event (1932) See more »

Soundtracks

Neapolitan Nights
(1925) (uncredited)
Music by J.S. Zamecnik
Played on violin and piano
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

 
A little more balance needed
11 January 2006 | by (Florida) – See all my reviews

I'm no radical feminist, but Week-End Marriage did seem to push its point a little too severely that married women should never work outside the home.

I couldn't help but wonder what audiences in 1932 thought of this film, most particularly, married women. Would they have nodded in silent agreement that Loretta Young made the right decision in the end, or would they have been outraged that she was pigeon-holed in a certain domestic mold? I think the truth would be somewhere in the middle. Women are never as inflexible and stereotypical as presented in any film, modern or vintage. Every woman is an individual and makes her own decisions which are best for her.

Women in 1932, as today in 2006, know that not one decision is best for everyone. There are benefits to being a homemaker, a wife, and mother, and there are benefits to being a career girl. Women can combine both, but just in time factor alone certain things might very well be sacrificed, even inadvertently, and unfortunately one of the things that can be sacrificed is a marriage.

Quantity time is important, along with quality time. If a husband is feeling neglected because his wife seems to prefer a career over him then the marriage is in trouble. If she makes him know clearly and firmly that she values him more than any job or a paycheck then that marriage will most likely survive. It's all in the balance of what you wish to achieve, your priorities. In that respect Week-end Marriage's ending isn't necessarily a cop-out, but simply a decision by the wife to save what she values more than anything else, her man. Sometimes that does take some - horrors! - SACRIFICE.

Performances here are all excellent. I agree that Aline simply steals this movie away from Loretta. Aline was in so many films with Loretta, yet always managed to steal the limelight away from Loretta, despite Aline's lack of physical beauty. Just goes to show that acting talent is separate and apart from physical looks. There is a much more substantial and profound foundation behind real acting talent, as opposed to just relying on a pretty face and figure.


8 of 10 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Terribly Chauvinistic! Blondfashionisto
Double bed sherryangl
Discuss Week-End Marriage (1932) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?