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The Wedding Night (1935)

Passed | | Drama, Romance | 8 March 1935 (USA)
Because his finances are low and he is seeking background for a new book, author Tony Barratt and his wife Dora return to his country home in Conneecticut. While he is finding a theme for ... See full summary »

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Manya Novak
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Fredrik Sobieski
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Dora Barrett
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Mr. Jan Novak (as Siegfried Rumann)
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Mrs. Kaise Novak
Leonid Snegoff ...
Sobieski
Eleanor Wesselhoeft ...
Mrs. Sobieski (as Elinor Wesselhoeft)
Milla Davenport ...
Grandmother
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Helena
Hilda Vaughn ...
Hezzie Jones
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Bill Jenkins
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Alphonse Martell ...
Waiter (scenes deleted)
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Because his finances are low and he is seeking background for a new book, author Tony Barratt and his wife Dora return to his country home in Conneecticut. While he is finding a theme for his book on the lives and customs of the local, immigrant tobacco farmers, his wife returns to New York and, alas, his Japanese servant deserts him. He meets a neighboring farm girl, Manya Novak, and hires her to cook his meals and clean his house. They soon fall in love. But, following the customs of the old country, her father has entered a 'marriage bargain' for her to wed a man, Fredrik Sobieski, not of her choosing. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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The Bengal Lancer meets the girl of his dreams...in another man's arms...could he...would he...taker her away! (original poster) See more »

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Drama | Romance

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8 March 1935 (USA)  »

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A Noite Nupcial  »

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(Western Electric Wide Range Noiseless Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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King Vidor told newspaper columnist Dan Thomas that he used temperature control in the soundstage, cranking the heat in the studio up to 80 degrees for the love scenes between Gary Cooper and Anna Sten. For the scenes in which Cooper and Sten argue, he had the studio cooled to 50 degrees. See more »

Quotes

Mr. Jan Novak: Well, I don't know how you walk, but you fall pretty good!
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Trail to Mexico (Bury Me Not on the Lone Prairie)
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Traditional ballad
Sung a cappella by Gary Cooper
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Plot Summary
17 June 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Tony is a writer and can't get his latest book published in NYC so he and his wife go to a farmhouse he inherited in Connecticut where it'll be cheaper to live. While in Connecticut, he meets his Polish neighbors and their daughter, Manja. While Tony's wife is away and his cook has left him in the dead of winter, Manja helps Tony around the house and provides inspiration for his latest book. An attraction grows stronger, but Manja's hand in marriage is promised to a local farmer. Can two people promised to others and from very different worlds be happy? How will the book end? Film focuses strongly on Tony and Manja, but could have rounded out the wife's character a bit more - overall an enjoyable film but the ending's a bit melodramatic as most were for the time.


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