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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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Hungry for Love!-Starved for love- then Fate held out happiness for her- and snatched it away. (Print Ad- Newberry Observer, ((Newberry, SC)) 11 March 1930)

Genres:

Drama | Romance

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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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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Based upon Sidney Howard's play "They Knew What They Wanted" the film was initially titled "Sunkissed." See more »

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Version of Great Performances: The Most Happy Fella (1980) See more »

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Beautiful
24 October 2003 | by Bruce-KaramSee all my reviews

A beautiful story of love, that reminded me of Greta Garbo's "Anna Christie". I loved Vilma Bankee's voice and accent. I felt that the film was charming in it's "innocence" and simplicity, while dealing with a very complex issue. I hope that I may someday see it again.


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