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Double Harness (1933)

Passed | | Comedy, Drama | 21 July 1933 (USA)
A woman tricks a playboy 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
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John Fletcher
Lucile Browne ...
Valerie
Henry Stephenson ...
Colonel Sam Colby
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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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A woman tricks a playboy into marrying her and then tries to make him legitimately fall in love with her.

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Men who believe in love without marriage - Women who believe in marriage without love - LIFE WON'T LET YOU GET AWAY WITH IT! See more »

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Comedy | Drama

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21 July 1933 (USA)  »

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A doppia briglia  »

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(RCA Victor System)

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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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Soundtracks

The King Kong March
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by Max Steiner
Played as Ann Harding and William Powell are leaving the theatre.
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Double Harness (1933) - Harding Delivers ...
4 April 2007 | by (Indiana, USA) – See all my reviews

I just caught this sixty-nine minute comedy/romance from RKO (released to American theaters in 1933) on TCM as part of their lost-and-found spot tonight. Very fun picture directed by John Cromwell and starring Ann Harding, William Powell, and Lucille Browne. I am not very familiar with Ms. Harding's career, but I must say that I was very much impressed with her performance here. Actresses today should watch her in this film and take lessons. Her facial expressions had so much depth and realism, something that we, with few exceptions, do not see in modern actors. Powell holds his own as a playboy wanting to do little with his life besides play Polo and women. This was a nice warm-up spot for Powell until he would make his most legendary 'The Thin Man' ('34) the following year. DOUBLE HARNESS has a heck of a lot to offer in its 69 minute runtime. Let's hope we see this one appear on DVD soon.


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