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Forsaking All Others (1934)

Passed | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 23 December 1934 (USA)
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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Connie Barnes Todd
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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. Written by Diana Hamilton <hamilton@gl.umbc.edu>

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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23 December 1934 (USA)  »

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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

As Crawford and Billie Burke exit the room after telling Gable Crawford's to be married, he takes out his cigarette case and opens it. The scene cuts to Butterworth coming in and back to Gable who suddenly doesn't have the case out and is leaning against a table. See more »

Quotes

Jeffrey 'Jeff': Darling, I lived in Madrid. It's like Paris.
Aunt Paula: Oh really, I understood it's quite savage, jungles and things.
Mary Clay: Paula's never read Ernest Hemmingway.
Jeffrey 'Jeff': Evidently not.
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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 »

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Referenced in Sweet and Lowdown (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

Forsaking All Others
(1934) (uncredited)
Music by Walter Donaldson
Lyrics by Gus Kahn
Written for the movie and possibly played as background music
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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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