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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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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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Ein Herz ist zu verschenken  »

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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

When Robert Montgomery exits the bathroom singing "The Toreador Song", he starts 'singing' before his mouth actually opens. See more »

Quotes

Eleanor: Oh, I want to go to the bachelor dinner.
Shemp 'Shempy': Can you do a fan dance?
Eleanor: I invented the fan dance.
Shemp 'Shempy': I saw one with electric fans once, it was awful
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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 Joan Crawford: The Ultimate Movie Star (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

Row Row Row Your Boat
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Sung a cappella at various times by Robert Montgomery, Joan Crawford and Charles Butterworth
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love quadrangle
25 August 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Clark Gable, Joan Crawford, and Robert Montgomery are childhood friends who are in not only a love triangle but a love quadrangle in "Forsaking All Others," from 1934.

Crawford is Mary Clay, who is about to be married to Dill (Montgomery). Gable is Jeff Williams, who returns from Spain with the intention of proposing to Mary. When he walks in, there's a party going on celebrating the upcoming wedding. Jeff puts on a brave face as Dill and Mary are two of his closest friends. Dill, however, has some old business, and that's his ex-girlfriend Connie (Frances Drake). Turns out Connie's business isn't as old as Mary and Dill thought because, as Mary prepares to walk down the aisle, Jeff gets a telegram saying that Connie and Dill are married.

This is an entertaining comedy, with the three stars in top form. Montgomery is a riot, and Gable - what can I say. I always liked him, but let's face it, at this point in the 1930s the man was irresistible! That smile! That dimple! And that dynamite screen presence - he's wonderful. And he injects the film with warmth. Though comedy was never Crawford's forte, she actually plays this straight and is very good.

Billie Burke costars and Rosalind Russell has a small role. Good fun.


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