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Double Wedding (1937)

Passed  -  Comedy | Romance  -  15 October 1937 (USA)
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Two sisters of differing temperaments, the younger's milquetoast fiancé, and a free spirited artist in an auto trailer have romantic complications in this screwball comedy.

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Charles Lodge
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Margit Agnew
Florence Rice ...
Irene Agnew
John Beal ...
Waldo Beaver
Jessie Ralph ...
Mrs. Kensington-Bly
Edgar Kennedy ...
Spike
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Keough
Mary Gordon ...
Mrs. Keough
Barnett Parker ...
Flint
Katharine Alexander ...
Claire Lodge
Priscilla Lawson ...
Felice
Bert Roach ...
Shrank
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Waldo and Irene have been living with Margit for the four years that they have been engaged. Margit has planned the wedding and the honeymoon - in fact, Margit plans everything down to what they will have for breakfast every day. The only problem is that Waldo is a milquetoast and Irene does not want to be married to a milquetoast. So she says she is in love with Charlie, a bohemian artist/producer who lives in a trailer behind Spike's Place. When Margit confronts Charlie about giving up Irene, Charlie sees that she is the one for him. To make everyone happy, Charlie will have to help Waldo get a backbone. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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Comedy | Romance

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15 October 1937 (USA)  »

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Doppelhochzeit  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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Trivia

The seventh of fourteen films pairing William Powell and Myrna Loy. See more »

Goofs

When Charlie and Irene are sitting in a restaurant waiting for Waldo, Charlie opens his cigarette case and takes out a cigarette; a couple of shots later, the cigarette is lit and Charlie is smoking it although we have never seen him light it. See more »

Quotes

Charles Lodge: I remember men in our regiment who'd ride out across the sands against the Arabs to face a certain horrible death carrying a rose in their teeth.
Margit Agnew: I seem to see you with spaghetti.
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References A Day at the Races (1937) See more »

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For He's a Jolly Good Fellow
(uncredited)
Traditional
Sung a cappella by four drunks at Spike's
Reprised by the band at the wedding
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It's a lot of fun making mistakes sometimes
25 January 2014 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Myrna Loy plays a control freak who micromanages everything. She even picks out her sister's fiancé (John Beal) and plans their wedding and honeymoon. But her sister (Florence Rice) decides she doesn't want to marry the guy Loy picked. She wants to marry bohemian William Powell. Powell, however, starts to fall for Loy. In order to be with her he must help Rice and Beal get back together.

Powell and Loy are great as usual. John Beal is wonderful as the milquetoast Waldo. Sidney Toler has a funny part as Loy's butler who claims he was a G-man before there was such a thing. Any Powell/Loy movie is worth seeing. This isn't their best but it's a good one.


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