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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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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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slow novel-to-play-to-film story of a vacation get-away.
13 May 2008 | by (southwest US) – See all my reviews

Enchanted April was one of Harry Beaumont's last movies- he only directed a few more after this one. He had made the "Maisie" movies in the 1930s and 1940s. In the opening credits, it says "From the novel by Elizabeth", and completely leaves off the author's last name... rather odd, but since it was von Armin, they may not have wanted the German association at the time... Sad to hear it was a flop when it was released, with those fun names like Frank Morgan (the Wizard) and Jessie Ralph, who played W.C. Fields' disapproving mother- in- law in "Bank Dick". Two gals in London (Ann Harding & Katharine Alexander) decide to rent a castle to host two of their friends, but things don't go the way they planned. Reginald Owen plays the husband with multiple personalities. Aside from a few funny moments, it DOES move pretty slow. Ralph is the only bright spot here, as the overbearing take-charge type, and the picture is quite fuzzy and out of focus for much of the film. The views of Italy are all obvious backdrops. The only saving grace here is that the Turner Classic version is only 66 minutes long. Too bad they didn't give Frank Morgan a larger role. This was remade in 1992 by the BBC as a British Film.


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