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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:
William Powell AND Myrna Loy....need I say more?! See more (18 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

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:
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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Movie Connections:
References A Day at the Races (1937)See more »
Soundtrack:
The Wedding MarchSee more »

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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
William Powell AND Myrna Loy....need I say more?!, 31 May 2010
Author: planktonrules from Bradenton, Florida

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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