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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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Cast

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Mary Clay
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Aunt Paula
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Connie Barnes Todd
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Eleanor
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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 original play opened in New York City, New York, USA on 1 March 1933 and had 110 performance. Tallulah Bankhead played Mary Clay and the cast included Ilka Chase, Barbara O'Neil, Cora Witherspoon, Fred Keating, Anderson Lawler, Harlan Briggs and George Lessey. See more »

Goofs

After Mary's told Jeff she's marrying Dill, she leaves the room. Jeff (Gable) takes out his cigarette case and opens it, cut to Shemp coming in and immediately back to Gable and the case is gone and he's leaning on a table. See more »

Quotes

Eleanor: I'd rather be married in alcohol.
Aunt Paula: Eleanor!
Eleanor: Don't worry Paula, I'll be so old they'll have to pickle me in something!
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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 »


Soundtracks

Temptation
(1933) (uncredited)
Music by Nacio Herb Brown
Lyrics by Arthur Freed
Partially sung a cappella by Robert Montgomery
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Amusing light comedy; cute performances; better the second viewing!
27 May 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

First time I watched this movie I was not impressed. Perhaps I was tired or in a sour mood and was not alert enough to catch the humor of certain situations. Needless to say, the second time around I loved this movie! It's not just the lines that are funny in this rather typical MGM screwball comedy (based on a Tallulah Bankhead play), but the situations the characters find themselves in. This is a movie that demands the viewer actually have a sense of humor. If that is the case, there are plenty of very funny gags running throughout the story.

My favorite part? Gable says to Butterworth: "Early to bed, early to rise, makes a man healthy wealthy and wise," to which Butterworth replies, "Ever take a good look at a milk man?" There is also an amusing sequence where Bob Montgomery must suffer everything from walking miles in the rain to catching fire dressed in a wedding dress! Rosalind Russel can also be seen in a very small supporting role! This film is also recommended for Crawford fans, as she is very beautiful throughout and is very good in both the light comedy and romantic scenes. What a star! Gable is her perfect match, and they shine together on screen as always.

A nice little romantic comedy sure to brighten up your day!


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