Enchanted April (1935)

Passed  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Romance  |  1 February 1935 (USA)
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For Lotty Wilkins, romance is no longer part of her marriage. In an effort to find what's missing from her life, she and three other women rent an Italian villa for the month of April, ... See full summary »



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Complete credited cast:
Ann Harding ...
Mellersh Wilkins
Katharine Alexander ...
Mrs. Rose Arbuthnot
Henry Arbuthnot
Jane Baxter ...
Lady Caroline Dester
Peppo Briggs
Jessie Ralph ...
Mrs. Phoebe Fisher
Charles Judels ...
Rafaela Ottiano ...


For Lotty Wilkins, romance is no longer part of her marriage. In an effort to find what's missing from her life, she and three other women rent an Italian villa for the month of April, leaving behind the everyday cares and monotony of their respective lives. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net> and Determined Copy Editor

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Comedy | Drama | Romance


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1 February 1935 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Elvarázsolt április  »

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(R C A Victor System)

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1.37 : 1
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Preview running times suggest the studio cut the film by at least 12 minutes before its release. See more »


Mrs. Lotty Wilkins: I couldn't stand his multiplying all by himself.
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A decent story idea marred by horrible characterizations--this one was aching for a re-make
2 June 2007 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

The basic story idea of ENCHANTED APRIL is excellent--two very unhappy wives meet and decide to pool their funds to rent an Italian villa for a month. To further defray costs, they get two other strangers to come along. What makes it interesting are the relationships both before and during this vacation--in particular, showing how this beautiful setting actually changes their outlooks on life. Unfortunately, this good idea is totally spoiled by two key performances in the ensemble cast that are so bad that they ruin the film. Ann Harding plays the most important role in the film in a manner that makes her seem ridiculous. Her "doe-eyed" expression and vacant stares really make you wonder if this isn't a zombie movie or she's just meant to be an idiot! And to make it worse, Reginald Owen plays a character so obnoxious and bombastic that I was very close to turning off the film--he was that awful and unbelievable. I noticed that at least one reviewer gave this movie a 10--which is very, very difficult to understand. Sure, the film has great ambiance and a good plot, but these two glaringly silly performances cannot be overlooked as they undermine the rest of the picture. Sorry, but this film was aching for a re-make!

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