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They Wanted to Marry (1937)

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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 ... See full summary »

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Sheila
Gordon Jones ...
Jim
E.E. Clive ...
Stiles
Patsy Parsons ...
Patsy (as Patsy Lee Parsons)
Henry Kolker ...
Mr. Hunter
Frank M. Thomas ...
Detective
Charles C. Wilson ...
Clark (as Charles Wilson)
William 'Billy' Benedict ...
Freckles (as William Benedict)
Diana Gibson ...
Helen
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Edmund Cobb ...
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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14 July 2006 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

An amusing runaway-heiress-and-newspaperman comedy (think IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT without Capra, Riskin, great actors or Harry Cohn), this second feature times in at pretty close to an hour and seems to be all right. Perpetual lunk Gordon Jones is fine as the eccentric newspaper photographer, but Betty Furness can't speak her overwritten lines with any conviction. Indeed, the entire movie seems a bit overwritten, possibly to give the leads some interesting characters they couldn't manage on their own. Witticisms such as "I know a good seven letter word for good-bye: GOODBYE" abound.

As usual, the fun in these movies is supplied by the supporting cast, including Henry Kolker, Franklin Pangborn and E.E. Clive. It will give you something to do while the plot is lumbering along its inevitable course.


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