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The Bride Wore Red
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Director:
Writers:
Tess Slesinger (screen play) and
Bradbury Foote (screen play) ...
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Release Date:
8 October 1937 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
Count Armalia believes that the luck of birth is all that separates the rich from the poor. To test his theory... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Joan Crawford ... Anni

Franchot Tone ... Giulio

Robert Young ... Rudi Pal

Billie Burke ... Contessa di Meina

Reginald Owen ... Admiral Monti
Lynne Carver ... Maddelena Monti
George Zucco ... Count Armalia
Mary Philips ... Maria (as Mary Phillips)
Paul Porcasi ... Nobili

Dickie Moore ... Pietro
Frank Puglia ... Alberto
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Nino Bellini ... Cosmos Club Waiter (uncredited)
Agostino Borgato ... Cordellera Bar Waiter (uncredited)

Adriana Caselotti ... First Peasant Girl (uncredited)
Robert Cauterio ... Hotel Clerk (uncredited)
Irene Coleman ... Cosmos Club Hat Check Girl (uncredited)

Gino Corrado ... Cosmos Club Croupier (uncredited)
Franco Corsaro ... Hotel Chauffeur (uncredited)
Rita Gould ... Saleslady (uncredited)
Geneva Hall ... Tango Dancer (uncredited)
Charles Judels ... Cordellera Bar Proprietor (uncredited)
Jean Lewis ... Second Peasant Girl (uncredited)
Fred Malatesta ... Rudi's Waiter (uncredited)
Alphonse Martell ... Hotel Headwaiter (uncredited)
Francisco Marán ... Cosmos Club Doorman (uncredited)
Eric Mayne ... Cosmos Club Patron (uncredited)
John Oliver ... Page Boy (uncredited)

Ann Rutherford ... Third Peasant Girl (uncredited)
Rafael Storm ... Hotel Clerk (uncredited)
Mike Tellegen ... Bar Patron (uncredited)
Harry Wilson ... Sailor at Cordellera Bar (uncredited)
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Directed by
Dorothy Arzner 
 
Writing credits
Tess Slesinger (screen play) and
Bradbury Foote (screen play)

Ferenc Molnár (from a play by) (as Ferenc Molnar)

Joseph L. Mankiewicz  story contributions (uncredited)
Waldo Salt  adaptation (uncredited)
Catherine Turney  adaptation (uncredited)

Produced by
Joseph L. Mankiewicz .... producer
 
Original Music by
Franz Waxman (musical score by)
 
Cinematography by
George J. Folsey (photographed by) (as George Folsey)
 
Film Editing by
Adrienne Fazan (film editor)
 
Art Direction by
Cedric Gibbons 
 
Costume Design by
Adrian (gowns)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Edward Woehler .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Daniel B. Cathcart .... associate art director
Edwin B. Willis .... associate art director
 
Sound Department
Douglas Shearer .... recording director
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Harkness Smith .... assistant camera (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Paul Marquardt .... orchestrator (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Val Raset .... dances staged by
Kasha Haroldi .... stand-in: Joan Crawford (uncredited)
Wallace Worsley Jr. .... script clerk (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Runtime:
103 min | Germany:99 min (TV)
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Sound System)
Certification:
Finland:S | Netherlands:18 (original rating) (1938) | USA:Passed (National Board of Review) | USA:Approved (PCA #3582) | USA:TV-G (TV rating)
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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.See more »
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Who Wants Love?See more »

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You don't dance like a debutante, 12 January 2014
Author: utgard14 from USA

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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