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They Wanted to Marry (1937)

Newspaper photographer Jim Tyler sneaks into a society girl's wedding, and the bride's sister (mad-cap heiress Sheila Hunter) decides she prefers him to her upper-crust suitors. She even ... See full summary »

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Jim
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Stiles
Patsy Parsons ...
Patsy (as Patsy Lee Parsons)
Henry Kolker ...
Mr. Hunter
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Clark (as Charles Wilson)
William 'Billy' Benedict ...
Freckles (as William Benedict)
Diana Gibson ...
Helen
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Hatcheck Servant at Wedding Reception (unconfirmed)
John Shelton ...
George (unconfirmed)
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Newspaper photographer Jim Tyler sneaks into a society girl's wedding, and the bride's sister (mad-cap heiress Sheila Hunter) decides she prefers him to her upper-crust suitors. She even likes his pigeon, who travels everywhere with him. Written by Shu

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PERFECTLY MATCHED! Her blue-blood background and his yellow journal foreground was the match that set fire to Park Avenue!


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Funny film for what it was.
26 October 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This short film -- one hour -- had a delightfully implausible plot and a few meaningless loose ends, but it provided the laughs. Betty Furness played Sheila Hunter very well, an independent-minded heiress who falls for the "nut," Jim Tyler (Gordon Jones). The story moved nicely, and Jones was so goofy that you knew the conflicts wouldn't last. (In an hour, they couldn't.)

E.E. Clive as Stiles the Butler is delightful, as is the young Patsy Parson's as the granddaughter.

On an evening for a laugh, it's well worth a look. My wife and I enjoyed it.


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