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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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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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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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Storyline

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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Drama | Romance

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Release Date:

8 March 1935 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Noite Nupcial  »

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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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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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Soundtracks

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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Good Movie, loved the scenery and story line.
27 September 2005 | by See all my reviews

Loved the movie. Old fashion love story despite the perhaps arguable marriage angle distraction. The scenery is BEAUTIFUL, especially good for a cold winter night's viewing by a fireplace. I thought the subtle differences in what was acceptable in the 30s and today was quite remarkable too. Especially when Cooper sat on the end of the bed during his conversation (which was by itself quite the fuss back than)with the girl. Overall the story also gives an interesting review of immigration and the nation's feelings about it. Hard work was certainly central to the movie's theme and of course the end is tragic as the guy doesn't get the girl.


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