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Tess Slesinger (screen play) and
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Release Date:
8 October 1937 (USA) See more »
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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... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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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)

Waldo Salt  adaptation (uncredited)
Catherine Turney  adaptation (uncredited)

Produced by
Joseph L. Mankiewicz .... producer
 
Original Music by
Franz Waxman 
 
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:
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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 »
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Giulio, the Postmaster:[to 'Anne'] How much did he pay you for that kiss?See more »
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Who Wants Love?See more »

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Crawford in her familiar '30s venue, 9 August 2010
Author: blanche-2 from United States

Joan Crawford stars in "The Bride Wore Red," a 1937 MGM film based on the play by Ferenc Molnar. Here, it's directed by Dorothy Arzner. Arzner was a fascinating woman - a female director amid a sea of men - very much ahead of her time in her dress, profession, and lifestyle, and highly intelligent. Was she a great director? Hard for me to say. I don't think she always got the best scripts. And in Crawford, she had a headstrong star as well.

The story concerns a poor girl, Anni (Crawford) who sings in a sleazy café (read: with prostitution as a sideline)in the red light district of Trieste. A count she meets believes that the only thing separating the rich from the poor is money - it's not class, it's not breeding, it's not education. To make his point, he sends Anni to a fabulous resort with beautiful new clothes for two weeks. Anni meets Rudi (Robert Young), from an excellent and wealthy family, but he's engaged. With time short, Anni decides that it's Rudi she wants, and is determined to stick it out as long as necessary to get him. But it's not only a lack of funds and Rudi's fiancé standing in her way - it's also the postman, Giulio (Franchot Tone).

Crawford is beautiful, and this was the type of role she played continuously in the 1930s with great success. Tone, Young, and Billie Burke give her good support.

What is this business with the "no European accents" that someone mentioned? Actors do not use European accents when portraying foreigners in their own country or a nearby country. The characters aren't speaking English with a foreign accent in Poland, Switzerland, or Italy. They're speaking another language. If accents were necessary, all Chekov plays would be done with Russian accents. They aren't.

I thought for what this was, the film took a little too long to make its point and was a bit slow in spots. It's not the best Crawford film, but she gives a strong performance as a willful woman determined to marry money. As for Arzner's direction, apparently she couldn't get anywhere with Crawford, so I'll withhold judgment.

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