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A Lady to Love (1930)

Middle-aged Napa Valley grape-grower Tony posts a marriage proposal to San Francisco waitress Lena enclosing a photo of his handsome younger brother Buck. When she gets there she overlooks ... See full summary »

Director:

Victor Sjöström (as Victor Seastrom)

Writers:

Sidney Howard (play), Sidney Howard (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Vilma Bánky ... Lena Shultz
Edward G. Robinson ... Tony
Robert Ames ... Buck
Richard Carle ... Postman
Lloyd Ingraham ... Father McKee
Anderson Lawler ... Doctor
Gum Chin Gum Chin ... Ab Gee
Henry Armetta ... Angelo
George Davis George Davis ... Giorgio
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Middle-aged Napa Valley grape-grower Tony posts a marriage proposal to San Francisco waitress Lena enclosing a photo of his handsome younger brother Buck. When she gets there she overlooks his duplicity and marries him. Then she falls in love with Buck. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Italian

Release Date:

28 February 1930 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bryllupsnatten See more »

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Production Co:

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The film is based on the Broadway production of "They Knew What They Wanted" by Sidney Howard opened on November 24, 1924 at the Garrick Theater, ran for 192 performances and won the Pulitzer Prize in Drama in 1925. See more »

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Remade as They Knew What They Wanted (1940) See more »

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A truly awful movie
1 July 2010 | by swgreifSee all my reviews

I'm sorry, but other than saying farewell to the very wonderful Vilma Banky, this is an awful movie. Edward G. Robinson's attempt at an Italian accent is appalling. Since when have Italians had problems with "V"? But this doesn't stop Edward G. from pronouncing "Valley" as "Walley" Well Wally to this Wally.

Did anyone notice the large photo of Il Duce in the lounge. Benito hated the way Hollywood portrayed Italians and with good reason.

The scene of washing Edward G. with all his pig squeals was nauseating at best.

But full marks to Vilma B, a great lady.

In summary, other than Vilma Banky, this movie was embarrassing to watch.

Stuart


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