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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 Pavlovitch
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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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8 October 1937 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

L'inconnue du palace  »

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(Western Electric Sound System) (5.0) (L-R)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Ferenc Molnár's play was unpublished and called "The Girl from Trieste." 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 »

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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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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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