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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 »
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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:
Production was partially shut down because of the death (7 June 1937) of Jean Harlow, to whom William Powell was engaged.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: 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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Movie Connections:
References A Day at the Races (1937)See more »
Soundtrack:
Bridal Chorus (Here Comes the Bride)See more »

FAQ

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Trailer living, 31 March 2013
Author: bkoganbing from Buffalo, New York

Double Wedding finds Myrna Loy as a Katharine Hepburn/Rosalind Russell type career woman who is dominating all. We wouldn't see the like of it until Meryl Streep in The Devil Wears Prada on the screen. But I doubt that Streep would have fallen for a free spirit like William Powell. Nor would sister Florence Rice.

The problem is that Florence lives with Myrna who dictates her whole life to her including her choice of husband and in this case it's the original milquetoast John Beal. Beal himself gets a few laughs in a role that Harold Lloyd would have been ideal had that part been the central character.

Out of rebellion Rice starts hanging around and falling for Powell who lives in a trailer parked in a vacant lot next to Edgar Kennedy's bar. Powell is not the marrying kind at first and definitely not for Rice, but Beal is such an incredible drip. And Loy won't have him, at least for a brother-in-law. But who knows for what else.

This role for Powell was quite a departure, usually he's a gentleman dressed to the nines. Still even as a Bohemian free spirited artist he's the height of graciousness and good manners and actually makes it work.

I could never see Loy living in a trailer, much less a trailer park. She'll have to have Powell move in with her and dress him up a bit.

Double Wedding which was being shot while Jean Harlow was shooting Saratoga and dying a little every day on that set cast a pall on this picture. The Powell/Loy timing seemed a bit off, certainly Powell was doing his own grieving in quiet moments for the woman he planned to marry.

It's not the best of their team features, but Bill and Myrna's fans should have no cause for complaint.

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