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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Complete credited cast:
Margit Agnew
Florence Rice ...
Irene Agnew
John Beal ...
Waldo Beaver
Jessie Ralph ...
Mrs. Kensington-Bly
Edgar Kennedy ...
Mary Gordon ...
Mrs. Keough
Barnett Parker ...
Katharine Alexander ...
Claire Lodge
Priscilla Lawson ...
Bert Roach ...


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 <>

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A Riot of Laughs!


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


In a scene near the end that takes place in William Powell's trailer, an Oscar statuette is visible in the background standing on a white shelf. In the next shot, the statuette is on top of a black box that is on the white shelf. The following shot has the Oscar back on the white shelf. A few moments later, the statuette is knocked over, and is seen toppling from on top of the black box again. See more »


Mr. Keough: I, Miss Agnew, was the first G-man - long before they thought of it in Washington.
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(1893) (uncredited)
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Music by Alphons Czibulka
Played on the violin during rehearsal at Spike's Place
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Not up to the stars' usual shine
20 August 2001 | by (Boston, MA) – See all my reviews

I have always found this movie more than a little strained and Powell and Loy not up to their usual shine. In fact, Myrna Loy's character seems downright unpleasant!! Much of this may have to do with the death of Powell's fiancee Jean Harlow during production. Myrna Loy, in her autobiography, states that she cannot bear to watch this movie because of the pain they all felt while making it. While the two do their professional best (and the uninformed would never guess that real tragedy was plaguing them) you are much better off watching Powell and Loy in one of their better The Thin Man Series, Libeled Lady,I Love You Again, etc. FYI: Powell developed colon cancer in the year following Harlow's tragic death and nearly died himself. He recovered and returned to active film work with 1939's Another Thin Man and proceeded to beat the odds and live another 40 years!!!

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