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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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Complete credited cast:
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Stella 'Stell' Hallam
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Victor Hallam
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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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

Stella 'Stell' Hallam: I've given up trying to figure out what your family thinks, Vicky. They just speak another language. I know this though: that I don't care any more what they think.
Victor Hallam: Well, I care.
Stella 'Stell' Hallam: You've always cared.
Victor Hallam: When it comes right down to it, my family have a sense of values that's pretty sane and level-headed.
Stella 'Stell' Hallam: Yes, I know it.
Victor Hallam: You know it, but you don't believe it. Is that it?
Stella 'Stell' Hallam: I do believe it, Vicky. And I believe also that all the Hallams in all the world are always right. They're so sure they know what ...
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The Wedding of the Painted Doll
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Music by Nacio Herb Brown
Lyrics by Arthur Freed
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Good domestic drama from Rose Franken who wrote "Claudia"...
21 May 2008 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

ANOTHER LANGUAGE is the story of a marriage that suffers because the husband (ROBERT MONTGOMERY) is a self-centered snob ruled by a family that views its mother (LOUISE CLOSSER HALE) as the matriarch of the family who must be paid attention at all costs and smothers Montgomery with motherly affection. I loved the line spoken by HENRY TRAVERS, who tells her at a crucial moment, "Shut up, ma and don't faint. He's not looking."

HELEN HAYES gives one of her more natural performances on film. Very often she was prone to stage acting techniques, but here her manner is subdued and never overplayed. Montgomery is excellent and makes the man a weakling the viewer can never really warm up to until the final moments when he stands by her side.

Rose Franken was an expert at telling stories about family relationships, as she did with "Claudia" and the sequel "Claudia and David". Here she paints a vivid portrait of unpleasant family relationships.

In strong supporting roles, MARGARET HAMILTON and JOHN BEAL repeat their stage roles effectively.


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