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The Wedding Night (1935)

TV-G | | 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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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 ...
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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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TONIGHT She'd leave the man she LOVED with all her SOUL...to MARRY the man she despised! See more »

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(Western Electric Wide Range Noiseless Recording: The Voice of Action)

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1.37 : 1
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Richard Powell (Truck Driver) and Alphonse Martell (Waiter) are in studio records/casting call lists for their roles, but they did not appear or were not identifiable in the movie. See more »

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Mr. Jan Novak: Well, I don't know how you walk, but you fall pretty good!
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Shall We Gather At The River
(1864) (uncredited)
Written by Robert Lowry
Sung a cappella by Hilda Vaughn
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A fine complex film from King Vidor
13 June 2006 | by See all my reviews

Interesting film, partly because Cooper is cast so completely against the type he is later to be best known for from his Capra films - that is of the rural innocent encountering the corruption of the city. This movie is much more in the transcendental tradition of Henry Hathaway's Peter Ibbetson, also starring Cooper and released the same year. I had never heard of Anna Sten but according to the posts she was a protégé of Samuel Goldwyn in one of her first Hollywood films. She does remind me of a fresh-faced Garbo. Overall the acting is fine and characters are complex, and the direction is up to King Vidor's high standards.

A fine film. The ending in particular is bittersweet.


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