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Another Language (1933)

 |  Drama  |  28 July 1933 (USA)
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Stella and Victor meet in Europe, fall deeply in love, and marry soon thereafter. Then they sail back to the States to meet Victor's family, and the honeymoon is over: Victor's family, ... See full summary »

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Louise Closser Hale ...
Mother Hallam
John Beal ...
Jerry Hallam
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Pop Hallam
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Helen Hallam
Willard Robertson ...
Harry Hallam
Irene Cattell ...
Grace Hallam
Minor Watson ...
Paul Hallam
Hal K. Dawson ...
Walter Hallam
Maidel Turner ...
Etta Hallam
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Stella and Victor meet in Europe, fall deeply in love, and marry soon thereafter. Then they sail back to the States to meet Victor's family, and the honeymoon is over: Victor's family, dominated by his manipulative mother, find Stella -- a free spirit -- pretentious and aloof. Their marriage starts to fall apart when Victor begins siding with his family instead of his wife. Written by Chris Stone <jstone@bellatlantic.net> and Determined Copy Editor

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28 July 1933 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Depois da Lua de Mel  »

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$272,297 (estimated)
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1.37 : 1
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Another Language (1932). Comedy. Written by Rose Franken. Directed by Arthur J. Beckhard. Booth Theatre: 25 Apr 1932- Feb 1933 (closing date unknown/344 performances). Cast: Maud Allan, Frieda Altman, Glenn Anders (as "Victor Hallam"), John Beal, Wyrley Birch (as "Mr. Hallam"), Irene Cattell (as "Grace Hallam"), Hal K. Dawson (as "Walter Hallam"), Herbert Duffy, Margaret Hamilton (as "Helen Hallam") [Broadway debut], William Pike, Dorothy Stickney (as "Stella Hallam"), Margaret Wycherly (as "Mrs. Hallam"). Produced by Arthur J. Beckhard. Note: Produced by MGM as a Robert Montgomery vehicle in 1933 (Ms. Hamilton would reprise her role as Helen Hallam in the film version). See more »

Quotes

Mother Hallam: [Victor has left the house against his mother's wishes] Victor! Come back here!
[she swoons]
Pop Hallam: Don't bother to faint, Mom, he can't see you.
Mother Hallam: [suddenly alert, and very irritated] Shut up!
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Soundtracks

The Wedding of the Painted Doll
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Music by Nacio Herb Brown
Lyrics by Arthur Freed
Played on the Victrola
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A well-written screenplay and wonderful acting make this movie a joy to watch.
16 April 1999 | by (Pine Grove, California) – See all my reviews

Anyone interested in family relationships will surely enjoy this movie about a manipulative matriarch, Louise Closser Hale, who is not averse to fake fainting spells to get her way with her four sons and their wives. The acting is first-rate by a stellar cast, five of whom (John Beal, Hal K. Dawson, Irene Cattell, Maidel Turner and Margaret Hamilton) were in the original Broadway production which opened 25 April 1932, and who reprised their roles. This was also the film debut of Beal, Hamilton and Cattell (the only film she ever made). But kudos go to the magnificent Helen Hayes as the new addition to the family who stands up to Hale, John Beal, as her sensitive nephew who falls in love with her, and Robert Montgomery playing Hayes' husband, still under the control of his mother. I thoroughly enjoyed this movie. Stick with it until the end; the last 20 minutes are as riveting as any drama can be.


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