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Director:
Writers:
Tess Slesinger (screen play by) and
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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 by) and
Bradbury Foote (screen play by)

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 by)
 
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:
Three cast members in studio records/casting call lists did not appear or were not identifiable in the movie. These were (with their character names): Anna Demetrio (Signora Milani), George W. Jimenez (Signor Calla) and Abe Dinovitch (Yodeller). Child actor Bill Burrud is listed as a cast member in some contemporary newspapers, but he was not seen either.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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Soundtrack:
Bridal Chorus (Here Comes the Bride)See more »

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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
Crawford Tone pair up nicely in The Bride Wore Red, 7 August 2011
Author: st-shot from United States

Jaded club singer Anni Pavlovitch (Joan Crawford) runs into a count who devises a plan to give Anni an opportunity to swing with the swells for two weeks in a rustic Italian vacation spot in the mountains. Anni is totally seduced by the lifestyle and with time running out moves in on Maddelena Monti' s well heeled beau Rudi Pal ( Robert Young) to try an insinuate herself into the jet set lifestyle on a more permanent basis. The local postman Giullio (Franchot Tone) has also taken a shine to Anni offering her an unencumbered down to earth existence in contrast but cynical Anni is tired of the hardscrabble existence preferring pampered materialism instead.

Under the rare oddity of a female studio film director (Dorothy Arzner) Crawford is allowed to stretch with more than satisfying results as she struggles with the conflict of hooking up for love or money. Arzner not only gets some impressive long takes out of Crawford but also softens her standard studio brusqueness with a touching sensitivity as her dream of easy street evaporates before her eyes.

Arzner also gets fine performances out of upper crusts played by Young and a beautifully smug performance from Billie Burke without being condescending to such easy targets. The real surprise though is the sophisticated Franchot Tone as Giullio the country postman. Playing it neither broad or passionate Tone subversively bides his time with a dignity and patience that gives The Bride Wore Red a nice subtle edge and a more touching denouement.

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