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Forsaking All Others (1934)

Passed  -  Comedy | Drama | Romance  -  23 December 1934 (USA)
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Dill leaves Mary standing at the altar in order to marry his old flame, Connie, instead. Knowing that Mary still has feelings for Dill, Jeff keeps quiet about his own love for her.

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Dillon Todd
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Mary Clay
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Jeff Williams
Charles Butterworth ...
Shemp
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Aunt Paula
Frances Drake ...
Connie Barnes Todd
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Eleanor
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Hooper Atchley ...
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Margaret Bert ...
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Edward Brophy ...
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Lillian Harmer ...
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Forrester Harvey ...
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Storyline

Dill leaves Mary standing at the altar in order to marry his old flame, Connie, instead. Knowing that Mary still has feelings for Dill, Jeff keeps quiet about his own love for her. Written by Diana Hamilton <hamilton@gl.umbc.edu>

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Release Date:

23 December 1934 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ein Herz ist zu verschenken  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The screenplay was written for Loretta Young, George Brent and Joel McCrea, but later was given to Gable, Crawford, and Montgomery. See more »

Goofs

Dill and Mary fall while running in the rain leaving her skirt muddy and soaked from her hip to her knee. In the very next scene at the door, the mud stain is gone and upon entering the room her clothes are completely dry. See more »

Quotes

Dillon 'Dill': She came here for reasons you couldn't even spell.
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Crazy Credits

In the opening credits the three stars of the film, Joan Crawford, Clark Gable, and Robert Montgomery are seen walking hand in hand. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Scarlett O'Hara War (1980) See more »

Soundtracks

Bridal Chorus (Here Comes the Bride)
(1850) (uncredited)
from "Lohengrin"
Written by Richard Wagner
English lyrics anonymous
Played before the wedding and sung by a boys choir
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Good solid fun
24 March 2002 | by (Corrales, NM) – See all my reviews

A better than average comedy that certainly entertains. Plot is believable and somewhat unusual. Clark Gable returns from Madrid (we are not told what he was doing there nor really what anyone does for a living) in order to propose to Joan Crawford. Clark has secretly loved Joan since they were children but in his absence, Joan has agreed to marry Robert Montgomery who she has loved since they were children. Enter the old flame, Frances Drake, who whisks Montgomery away on the eve of his nuptial leaving Crawford standing at the alter. The marriage does not work and soon Crawford steps out with Montgomery on the side. Gable criticizes and consoles Crawford eventually making plans to return to Spain. Good performances by Crawford (opening shot with cream on her face is in contrast to other stars who preferred glamorous introductions), Montgomery (he really is funny), Gable, Billie Burke (who can do "flustered" any better), Rosalind Russell (does well in one of her early films) and a very droll Charles Butterworth. I never thought Frances Drake was believable as the lower class wife but this can easily be overlooked. Recommended as an evenings good entertainment.


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