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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 ...
Mrs. Lotty Wilkins
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Mellersh Wilkins
Katharine Alexander ...
Mrs. Rose Arbuthnot
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Henry Arbuthnot
Jane Baxter ...
Lady Caroline Dester
Ralph Forbes ...
Peppo Briggs
Jessie Ralph ...
Mrs. Phoebe Fisher
Charles Judels ...
Domenico
Rafaela Ottiano ...
Francesca
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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, 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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1 February 1935 (USA)  »

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Un Abril encantado  »

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

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Mrs. Lotty Wilkins: I couldn't stand his multiplying all by himself.
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Disjointed and perfunctory
4 June 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I found this to be a tremendously disappointing version of a charming story. I thought the acting was on the whole quite good. Reginald Owen did chew the scenery, as mentioned by others, but I found him moderately amusing in his brief scenes. TCM has made an Ann Harding fan of me, and I thought she was fine as usual here. Jessie Ralph had a field day as the old battleaxe, ordering everybody around, and Frank Morgan, as always, played Frank Morgan with a twinkle.

For me, the problem was the script and/or the editing--transitions were awkward, motivations were murky. The movie was just too darned short to convey the story properly! I felt completely let down, particularly since I had such fond memories of the later version.


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