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Double Harness (1933)

Passed  |   |  Comedy, Drama  |  21 July 1933 (USA)
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A woman (Harding) tricks a playboy (Powell) into marrying her and then tries to make him legitimately fall in love with her.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Ann Harding ...
Joan Colby
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John Fletcher
Lucile Browne ...
Valerie
Henry Stephenson ...
Colonel Sam Colby
Lilian Bond ...
Monica Page
George Meeker ...
Dennis
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Freeman
Kay Hammond ...
Eleanor Weston
Leigh Allen ...
Leonard Weston
Hugh Huntley ...
Farley Drake
Wallis Clark ...
Postmaster General
Fred Santley ...
Bruno (as Fredric Santley)
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Storyline

A woman (Harding) tricks a playboy (Powell) into marrying her and then tries to make him legitimately fall in love with her.

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Plot Keywords:

love | playboy | theater | snitch | ship | See All (29) »

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The story of a temporary marriage See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

21 July 1933 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A doppia briglia  »

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(RCA Victor System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This film hadn't been shown for decades and was found in a Merian C. Cooper collection that had been used for television. A 2-1/2-minute sequence that had been cut from the print was located in a French negative discovered in the National Center for Cinematography in France and restored to the print. The brief segment had been cut for television because it indicated that the characters of "Joan Colby" and "John Fletcher" were having pre-marital sex. See more »

Goofs

Lilian Bond's character "Monica Paige" has name misspelled in newspaper headline and caption "Mrs. Monica Page Returns". See more »

Quotes

Valerie Colby: But how can you even think of marrying him if you don't love him?
Joan Colby: Love? Marriage has nothing to do with love. Marriage is a business - at least, it's a woman's business. And love is an emotion. A man doesn't let emotion interfere with *his* business, and if more women would learn not to let emotion interfere with *theirs*, fewer of them would end up in the divorce court.
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Connections

Featured in TCM: Twenty Classic Moments (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Aloha Oe
(1908) (uncredited)
Music by Queen Liliuokalani
Played by a band at the pier
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User Reviews

 
Stars' Charisma & Director's Talents Lead the Way!!
27 June 2001 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

Ann Harding and William Powell are terrific in this strange little gem of a movie which runs the gamut from Pre-Code Drama to Screwball Comedy! (the closing dinner party scene is worth the price of admission). John Cromwell directs with a sure hand, especially in a great tracking shot involving the two sisters.

It's incredible how modern films seem to lack any sense of sophistication and style in comparison with even lesser known films from the 30's like this one.

A pure joy to watch.


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