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Another Language (1933)

Approved | | Drama | 28 July 1933 (USA)
Stella and Victor meet in Europe, fall deeply in love, and marry soon thereafter. Then they sail back to the States to meet Victor's family, and the honeymoon is over: Victor's family, ... See full summary »

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Edward H. Griffith
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Helen Hayes ... Stella 'Stell' Hallam
Robert Montgomery ... Victor Hallam
Louise Closser Hale ... Mother Hallam
John Beal ... Jerry Hallam
Henry Travers ... Pop Hallam
Margaret Hamilton ... Helen Hallam
Willard Robertson ... Harry Hallam
Irene Cattell Irene Cattell ... Grace Hallam
Minor Watson ... Paul Hallam
Hal K. Dawson Hal K. Dawson ... Walter Hallam
Maidel Turner ... Etta Hallam
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Storyline

Stella and Victor meet in Europe, fall deeply in love, and marry soon thereafter. Then they sail back to the States to meet Victor's family, and the honeymoon is over: Victor's family, dominated by his manipulative mother, find Stella -- a free spirit -- pretentious and aloof. Their marriage starts to fall apart when Victor begins siding with his family instead of his wife. Written by Chris Stone <jstone@bellatlantic.net> and Determined Copy Editor

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Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 July 1933 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Depois da Lua de Mel See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$272,297 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This film received its initial television showings in New York City Monday 17 June 1957 on WCBS (Channel 2) and in Los Angeles Wednesday 19 June 1957 on KTTV (Channel 11); it first aired in Honolulu 11 July 1957 on KHVH (Channel 11), in Minneapolis 28 July 1957 on KMGM (Channel 9), in Chicago 5 August 1957 on WBBM (Channel 2), in Hartford CT 13 August 1957 on WHCT (Channel 18), in Seattle 2 September 1957 on KING (Channel 5), in Miami 1 October 1957 on WCKT (Channel 7), in Columbus 1 November 1957 on WLW-C (Channel 4), in Cincinnati 14 December 1957 on WLW-T (Channel 5), and in San Francisco 26 May 1958 on KGO (Channel 7). See more »

Quotes

Stella 'Stell' Hallam: I've given up trying to figure out what your family thinks, Vicky. They just speak another language. I know this though: that I don't care any more what they think.
Victor Hallam: Well, I care.
Stella 'Stell' Hallam: You've always cared.
Victor Hallam: When it comes right down to it, my family have a sense of values that's pretty sane and level-headed.
Stella 'Stell' Hallam: Yes, I know it.
Victor Hallam: You know it, but you don't believe it. Is that it?
Stella 'Stell' Hallam: I do believe it, Vicky. And I believe also that all the Hallams in all the world are always right. They're so sure they know what ...
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Version of Another Language (1957) See more »

Soundtracks

The Wedding of the Painted Doll
(uncredited)
Music by Nacio Herb Brown
Lyrics by Arthur Freed
Played on the Victrola
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Hallam Family Values
26 September 2018 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

A solid cast assembled by MGM makes another language look far better than it really is. Why that whole family doesn't put Louise Closser Hale in her place is beyond me.

Robert Montgomery of the Hallams meets Helen Hayes while in Europe and they marry there. She''s a free spirit of sorts who doesn't have any close family. What she finds in Montgomery is that he's pretty well smothered by them.

These Hallams are a bunch of snobs who take their cue from Mom. Henry Travers who is the father is a kindly but weak figure. Hale cuts Hayes at every opportunity and Hayes just burns inside. That is until Montgomery's nephew John Beal a most callow youth who is also smothered by the Hallam family falls for Hayes and makes some moves.

The play by Rose Franken ran 334 performances on Broadway in the 1932-1933 season and MGM bought it up immediately. Beal and Margaret Hamilton repeat their roles from Broadway.

It's an old fashioned type drama, one hardly in demand for a remake. But the cast is perfect and they put it over.


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