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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15 October 1937 (USA)  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Several performers in studio records and casting call lists were not seen in the movie. These were, with their character names, Charles Coleman (Mrs. Bly's Butler), Josephine Whittell (Woman Customer), Mitchell Lewis (Orator) and John 'Skins' Miller (Pickpocket). According to a news item, Robert Benchley was to have a featured role, but he wasn't in the movie either. See more »


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 »


Margit Agnew: [speaking of her sister] I'm very proud of what I've done. I kept her from making mistakes.
Mrs. Kensington-Bly: Well, it's a lot of fun making mistakes sometimes.
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For He's a Jolly Good Fellow
Sung a cappella by four drunks at Spike's
Reprised by the band at the wedding
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Absolutely delightful, hilarious.
13 June 2002 | by (Bodfish, CA) – See all my reviews

A very funny, romantic movie. I enjoyed all the little creative pieces of "business" and lines such as " rang my gong." I enjoyed the treat of Sidney Toler as Keough.

I enjoyed the beautiful, wonderful cars of the 1930s, and the background scenes of beautiful, wonderful downtown Los Angeles of the '30s and into the 1950s. I was born there in 1934 and remember it well when it was a beautiful place to live. Ah, nostalgia!! This is what it really did look like then.

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