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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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Henry Arbuthnot: [after explosion] I am convinced that a bath in Italy is somewhere between a public function and an eruption of Vesuvius.
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Ann Harding "radiant" in this first film adaptation.
2 July 2002 | by (Putney, VT) – See all my reviews

The 1935 RKO release (you can catch it on AMC cable) is adapted from the stage play, not the original novel. It runs a brief 67 minutes and is not in any way as satisfying as the remake of the early nineties, which derives from the novel itself. The only real reason for seeing this early version is the radiant Ann Harding, who plays Lotty with such emotional joy, confidence in goodness and just plain effervescence, that it would be a crime to miss. She was a great star of the early talkies and you can see why here. She is unforgettable - the film sadly is quite forgettable, especially Reginald Denny's ridiculous performance as her friend's husband.


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