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Director:
Writers:
Jo Swerling (screen play)
Ferenc Molnár (from a play by)
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Release Date:
15 October 1937 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
A Riot of Laughs!
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
User Reviews:
Crazy film done under sad circumstances See more (15 total) »

Cast

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William Powell ... Charles Lodge

Myrna Loy ... Margit Agnew
Florence Rice ... Irene Agnew
John Beal ... Waldo Beaver
Jessie Ralph ... Mrs. Kensington-Bly
Edgar Kennedy ... Spike

Sidney Toler ... Keough
Mary Gordon ... Mrs. Keough
Barnett Parker ... Flint
Katharine Alexander ... Claire Lodge
Priscilla Lawson ... Felice
Bert Roach ... Shrank
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ernie Alexander ... Drunk Singing "For He's a Jolly Good Fellow" (uncredited)
Jack Baxley ... First Bartender (uncredited)
Margaret Bert ... Waitress in Crowd at Wedding (uncredited)
G. Pat Collins ... Mounted Policeman (uncredited)
Heinie Conklin ... Hot Dog Vender (uncredited)
Jules Cowles ... Gus - Waiter at Spike's (uncredited)
Billy Dooley ... Saxophonist (uncredited)
Jack Dougherty ... Mrs. Bly's Chauffeur (uncredited)
Roger Gray ... Mike - Policeman at Jail (uncredited)
George Guhl ... Pete - Policeman at Jail (uncredited)
Tiny Jones ... Woman on Street (uncredited)
Gwen Lee ... Woman in Crowd (uncredited)
Irving Lipschultz ... Moe - the Violinist (uncredited)
Jack Low ... Man in Crowd (uncredited)

Frank McClure ... Headwaiter (uncredited)

Donald Meek ... Judge Blynn (uncredited)
Roger Moore ... Pianist at Spike's (uncredited)
Frank O'Connor ... Second Bartender (uncredited)
Oscar O'Shea ... Turnkey (uncredited)
Henry Taylor ... Angelo - Margit's Gardener (uncredited)
E. Alyn Warren ... Al - Desk Clerk (uncredited)

Doodles Weaver ... Bass Fiddle Player (uncredited)
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Directed by
Richard Thorpe 
 
Writing credits
Jo Swerling (screen play)

Ferenc Molnár (from a play by) (as Ferenc Molnar)

Produced by
Joseph L. Mankiewicz .... producer
 
Original Music by
Edward Ward 
 
Cinematography by
William H. Daniels (photographed by) (as William Daniels)
Harold Rosson (uncredited)
 
Film Editing by
Frank Sullivan (film editor)
 
Art Direction by
Cedric Gibbons 
 
Costume Design by
Adrian (gowns)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Robert A. Golden .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Edwin B. Willis .... associate art director
Joseph C. Wright .... associate art director (as Joseph Wright)
 
Sound Department
Douglas Shearer .... recording director
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Joseph Ruttenberg .... photographer: Carmel-By-the-Sea (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Eugene Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Doc Dearborn .... stand-in: William Powell (uncredited)
Herman Fisher .... assistant: Joseph Ruttenberg (uncredited)
Shirley Hughes .... stand-in: Myrna Loy (uncredited)
Sig Kaufman .... assistant: Joseph Ruttenberg (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
87 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Sound System)
Certification:
Finland:S | USA:Passed (National Board of Review) | USA:Approved (PCA #3611) | USA:TV-G (TV rating)

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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:
Continuity: 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:
Waldo Beaver:Why do Bohemians have to stay up all night?See more »
Movie Connections:
References A Day at the Races (1937)See more »
Soundtrack:
WintermärchenSee more »

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16 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
Crazy film done under sad circumstances, 11 January 2006
Author: blanche-2 from United States

"Double Wedding" is an enjoyable, albeit dizzying comedy starring William Powell and Myrna Loy. It's really a tribute to the cast that they were able to carry on in such a wacky movie despite being shut down for a time due to Jean Harlow's untimely death. Both Powell, who was involved with Harlow, and Loy, who was a friend of hers, took her death very hard.

Powell and Loy play polar opposites in this film. She is a complete control freak who has her life, her sister's life, and the life of her sister's fiancé, planned down to the millisecond. Along comes Powell, who lives in a trailer and hocks items when he needs money. Once he's in their lives, all bets are off, and chaos reigns supreme.

The cast is great but the whole thing kind of veers off focus from time to time. The writing isn't as strong as in some of the other screwball comedies of the era. But Powell is a treasure and teamed with Loy, even more so.

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