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Double Wedding (1937)

Passed | | Comedy, Romance | 15 October 1937 (USA)
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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Margit Agnew
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Irene Agnew
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Waldo Beaver
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Mrs. Kensington-Bly
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Spike
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Keough
Mary Gordon ...
Mrs. Keough
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Claire Lodge
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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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A Riot of Laughs!

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Comedy | Romance

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Doppelhochzeit  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Production was partially shut down because of the death (7 June 1937) of Jean Harlow, to whom William Powell was engaged. 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 »

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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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Featured in The Romance of Celluloid (1937) See more »

Soundtracks

The Wedding March
(1843) (uncredited)
from "A Midsummer Night's Dream, Op.61"
Written by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
Played by the band at the wedding
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William Powell AND Myrna Loy....need I say more?!
31 May 2010 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

Considering that this film stars William Powell and Myrna Loy, it's definitely worth seeing--as are all of their films together. Even their lesser films together are wonderful and worth seeing--so it's a natural that I watched "Double Wedding".

In this film, Powell plays the ultimate bohemian and Loy plays a lady who is incredibly controlling and anti-fun. The idea of these two getting together is pretty far-fetched! But, because this is a Hollywood film, you know that eventually the two will find love. However, how they get there and how much fun the film becomes is exactly why you should see the film.

It all begins with Powell teaching a young couple to act and they are discussing his latest screenplay. The three are fast friends and have fun planning on making a film together. HOWEVER, when the very controlling sister (Loy) finds out about this, she assumes the worst and demands Powell stop seeing her sister and her fiancé. Mostly this is because Powell isn't in her plan for the two--as Loy has decided the two will marry, where they will go on their honeymoon, etc.--and the two idiots allow this! Little does this compulsive planner and controller know that Powell has plans for her! Overall, this is yet another fun pairing of Powell and Loy. While the film is silly and contrived, it's also very entertaining and clever. The ending was insanely chaotic--like a Marx Brothers film--and a lot of fun.


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