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The Bride Wore Red (1937)

Passed  -  Comedy | Drama | Romance  -  8 October 1937 (USA)
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Count Armalia believes that the luck of birth is all that separates the rich from the poor. To test his theory, he sends Anni, who is a singer in a dive, to a ritzy resort for two weeks. ... See full summary »

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Anni
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Giulio
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Rudi Pal
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Contessa di Meina
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Admiral Monti
Lynne Carver ...
Maddelena Monti
George Zucco ...
Count Armalia
Mary Philips ...
Maria (as Mary Phillips)
Paul Porcasi ...
Nobili
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Pietro
Frank Puglia ...
Alberto
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Storyline

Count Armalia believes that the luck of birth is all that separates the rich from the poor. To test his theory, he sends Anni, who is a singer in a dive, to a ritzy resort for two weeks. With fancy new clothes and ersatz status, Anni decides that she likes the rich life. But with time running out, she needs a rich husband and Rudi is the one she chooses. Only it takes longer than two weeks for Rudi to dump his fiancée and propose to her. In the weeks that she has been there, she finds that she loves Giulio, the postman with the small house and the donkey cart. But will she give up love for wealth.... Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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8 October 1937 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

L'inconnue du palace  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

During filming, an electrician fell from the catwalk high above the set, narrowly missing the film's star, Joan Crawford. Shooting was temporarily halted while the man was rushed to hospital. Crawford refused to resume production until she was assured that the man would be fully cared for, that he would remain on salary, and that his family would be provided for. Crawford also called the hospital each day afterwards for reports on his condition. See more »

Quotes

Page Boy: [At the casino in Trieste: a young uniformed casino attendant carrying a platter brings Count Armalia his rather substantial roulette winnings in the form of large banknotes] Sir.
Count Rudi Armalia: [the Count starts to count the bills] Do you save your money, young man?
Page Boy: No sir.
Count Rudi Armalia: Or support a sick mother?
Page Boy: No sir.
Count Rudi Armalia: Perhaps you're working your way through school?
Page Boy: No sir.
Count Rudi Armalia: You have no ambition of any kind?
Page Boy: No sir.
Count Rudi Armalia: Good. Here's an enormous tip for you. Squander it.
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Crazy Credits

During the opening credits, a music box is shown playing a tune in the background. See more »

Connections

Featured in Joan Crawford: The Ultimate Movie Star (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

Bridal Chorus (Here Comes the Bride)
(1850) (uncredited)
from "Lohengrin"
Music by Richard Wagner
Sung a cappella by Joan Crawford
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Joan goes to wore
27 February 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Dorothy Arzner is the director of this film, and though she does not make a lot of films, she usually makes rather substantial ones. This is certainly a substantial one.

The most appealing aspect of this production is the chemistry and loveliness of the couple played on screen by Joan Crawford and Franchot Tone (married in real life). This is not the only film that MGM has costarred them in together, but in this picture, it is easy to see the magic they create.

For his part, Robert Young is a worthy costar. And so is Joan's dazzling dress, referenced in the title. One must not forget to mention the always splendid Billie Burke, directed in several other pictures by Arzner. This time she portrays a real shrew, not her trademark scatterbrained character.


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