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One Sunday Afternoon (1933)

Passed | | Comedy, Romance | 1 September 1933 (USA)
Middle-aged dentist Biff Grimes reminisces about his unrequited love for beautiful Virginia Brush and her husband Hugo, his ex-friend, who betrayed him.

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Hugo and Biff were friends until they met Virginia. Biff could think of no one but Virginia, but she would never be happy with a big slow bully. So she married Hugo and Biff married Amy just because his Virginia got married. Amy loves Biff, but Biff constantly thinks of Virginia even after Hugo takes his job and has him put into prison for two years. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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He wondered for years...if he'd married the wrong girl...then fate told him astoundingly.

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This film was one of three Paramount sound features acquired by Warner Bros., along with 1929's "The Letter" and 1932's "A Farewell to Arms" with the intention of remaking (though the latter was never remade by WB). These films would join the "Popeye" cartoons as properties originally by Paramount that were sold to Associated Artists Productions (a.a.p.) in 1956 later United Artists Television. See more »

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Virginia 'Virgie' Brush Barnstead: How'd you know my name's Virginia?
Dr. Lucius Griffith 'Biff' Grimes: That's for me to know and you to find out.
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Version of Ponds Theater: One Sunday Afternoon (1954) See more »

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Sobre las Olas (Over the Waves)
(1887) (uncredited)
Music by Juventino Rosas
Played on the carousel
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An Enjoyable Story About Revenge And Justice
22 September 2014 | by See all my reviews

The exposition that takes place in a dentist's office, before the flashback that constitutes the major part of this film, seemed rather long to me. And the main character, Biff Grimes (Gary Cooper), seemed to be the least likable. So, I thought this film was going to be a drag. But as the story develops, one learns that Biff, though a dense, insensitive lout, has an interesting story to tell. And the first part of the film is necessary to fully appreciate what follows. I have always felt that Gary Cooper is best suited for characters that are socially awkward. Biff is just such a role. Cooper is surrounded by actors who outshine him at times. But they form a solid ensemble for this adapted play (that would be remade two more times in the forties). Fay Wray, in particular, amazes with her transformations throughout the film. This plot is a simple story about revenge that no doubt pleased audiences of the depression era who looked to champion the common man.


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