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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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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Margit Agnew: Mr. Lodge, I appeal to you as a gentleman.
Charles Lodge: No-oh, I'm afraid you've got me confused with somebody else. I'm a vagrant.
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Connections

References A Day at the Races (1937) See more »

Soundtracks

Bridal Chorus (Here Comes the Bride)
(1850) (uncredited)
from "Lohengrin"
Written by Richard Wagner
In the score when Irene tries on a wedding dress
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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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