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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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Cast

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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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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

Originally, in 1937, Dorothy Arzner had been assigned by MGM producer Joseph L. Mankiewicz in 1937 to direct Luise Rainer in "The Girl from Trieste," an unperformed Ferenc Molnár play about a prostitute trying to reform herself who discovers the hypocrisies of the respectable class which she aspires to. After the death of Irving Thalberg, Louis B. Mayer was put in charge of MGM. Mayer disliked the perceived exploitation of the female lead's character, and insisted that Molnár's play be rewritten so that it was no longer about a prostitute, but instead a slightly dark Cinderella story with a happy ending. Retitled by Mankiewicz as The Bride Wore Red (1937), Rainer withdrew and was replaced by Joan Crawford. See more »

Quotes

Maddelena Monti: [to Rudi] I've known that look on your face ever since you drove my bike into a tree.
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During the opening credits, a music box is shown playing a tune in the background. See more »

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

Soundtracks

Who Wants Love?
(1937)
Music by Franz Waxman
Lyrics by Gus Kahn
Sung by Joan Crawford (uncredited) at the Cordellera Bar
Played throughout as part of the score
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You don't dance like a debutante
12 January 2014 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

I had high hopes for this one. The plot sounded good. Eccentric Count Armalia (George Zucco) believes that luck of birth is all that separates the rich from the poor. To prove his point, he sets up dive singer Anni (Joan Crawford) as a fake socialite to fool his rich friends. This works but snobbish Robert Young falls for her and wants to marry her. Anni sees the chance to get out of poverty by marrying a rich guy but, at the same time, she has started to fall for poor Franchot Tone. So it becomes a question of whether Anni will choose love or money. Glossy MGM soaper with a nice cast but somehow just misses the mark. It was nice seeing George Zucco in a different kind of role. Also Billie Burke is sort of evil, which is interesting. See it for the cast or out of curiosity. You might enjoy it more than me.


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