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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
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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)  »

Also Known As:

A Noite Nupcial  »

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(Western Electric Wide Range Noiseless Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Edwin Knopf, who wrote the original story for "The Wedding Night," was a close friend of F. Scott Fitzgerald and based the characters played by Gary Cooper and Helen Vinson on Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald. See more »

Quotes

Mr. Jan Novak: Well, I don't know how you walk, but you fall pretty good!
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Wabash Blues
(1921) (uncredited)
Music by Fred Meinken
Lyrics by Dave Ringle
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Sadly underrated film
10 May 2006 | by (England) – See all my reviews

I had heard about this film and about how underrated it was,then last week i saw a copy of it on ebay on VHS PAL UK.I was really surprised as i didn't think it had ever been released in the UK.It must be one of the rarest videos in Britain as sadly not many people have heard of it.Luckily i won it for just over £3 not bad eh.So if any one else is interested in buying a copy,there must be others available in Britain,if you really look around.I couldn't wait to watch this film,and i must say i wasn't disappointed.Its starts off a mildly amusing story that suddenly gets sadder and sadder until it reaches a climax to a very tragic ending.I must admit the last 10 seconds of this film does bring tears to the eyes,i wont say why,but try and see this movie and you will see.The acting between Gary Cooper and Anna Sten is first rate,her character is very likable as she is totally unselfish,and is trying to please everyone,so she does deserve happiness.Garys character,well he is married and his wife is not a monster and she does love him,so you feel sorry for her as well,i think you have to decide for yourself in a triangle like this someone is always going to get hurt,but you don't know who.Also this is a very early film showing us cultural differences and the sort of conflicts that can arise when two people from very different back grounds want to be together.Can it work?he is from a literate sophisticated family,she is from a poor immigrant family that is still trying to learn new ways.The answer is if two people really love each other then they can over come their differences as true love conquers all,i think overall this was the strongest message that comes out of this film,to some people the married issue may be the point of the film.Any way this is a very haunting film and well worth watching if you get the chance.


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