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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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Storyline

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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15 October 1937 (USA)  »

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Doppelhochzeit  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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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 »

Quotes

Charles Lodge: Women don't like noble, self-sacrificing men. Women are not civilized like we are. They like bloodshed. They like forceful men, like me.
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Connections

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

Soundtracks

Wintermärchen
(1893) (uncredited)
aka "Hearts and Flowers"
Music by Alphons Czibulka
Played on the violin during rehearsal at Spike's Place
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Double Fun
7 July 2008 | by See all my reviews

Powell is an artist, a free spirit who disrupts the well-made plans of Loy, who controls the lives of her kid sister (Rice) and the latter's fiancé with an iron fist. Like the dozen other teamings of Powell and Loy, it is fun to watch the two pros match wits. Beal is funny as Rice's milquetoast fiancé, whom Powell tries to make a man out of. Powell is an aspiring writer/director who coaches Beal and Rice in acting out a love story; unable to arouse passion out of Beal, Powell demonstrates by passionately kissing the lovely Rice, who falls in love with him. Of course, Powell falls in love with Rice's sister, Loy, setting the stage for comic situations.


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