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


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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Release Date:

21 July 1933 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A doppia briglia  »

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Sound Mix:

(RCA Victor System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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The play opened in London, England, UK on 11 January 1933. See more »


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


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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The King Kong March
by Max Steiner
Played as Ann Harding and William Powell are leaving the theatre.
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Double Harness
4 April 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The wonderful William Powell one year before playing Nick Charles! Just found out via Robert Osborn on TCM why this film hasn't been seen in 50 years. This picture was not available when Ted Turner bought the RKO Pictures catalog. It was tied up in litigation which was finally resolved. At that point it became available to TCM for showing. Also, TCM found a print in France that had 2 1/2 minutes which had been cut from the version available here. So TCM restored the missing footage to the film.

My mother was growing up when this film came out. She tells me that Ann Harding was a big star at the time. William Powell, according to Osborn was having difficulties in his personal life. His marriage to Carol Lombard was on the rocks.

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