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Double Harness (1933)

Passed | | Comedy, Drama | 21 July 1933 (USA)
A woman tricks a playboy into marrying her and then tries to make him legitimately fall in love with her.

Director:

John Cromwell

Writers:

Jane Murfin (screen play), Edward Poor Montgomery (from the play by)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Ann Harding ... Joan Colby
William Powell ... John Fletcher
Lucile Browne ... Valerie Colby Moore
Henry Stephenson ... Colonel Sam Colby
Lilian Bond ... Monica Paige
George Meeker ... Dennis Moore
Reginald Owen ... Freeman
Kay Hammond ... Eleanor Weston
Leigh Allen Leigh Allen ... Leonard Weston
Hugh Huntley Hugh Huntley ... Farley Drake
Wallis Clark ... Postmaster General
Fred Santley Fred Santley ... Bruno (as Fredric Santley)
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Storyline

A woman tricks a playboy into marrying her and then tries to make him legitimately fall in love with her.

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Plot Keywords:

love | playboy | theater | snitch | ship | See All (29) »

Taglines:

Men who believe in love without marriage - Women who believe in marriage without love - LIFE WON'T LET YOU GET AWAY WITH IT! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

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Trivia

The newspaper article announces that Valerie and Dennis have taken up residence at 2200 Lombard Street (in San Francisco). That address is in the Marina District of the city and as of 2016 is the address of a pizzeria. See more »

Goofs

Joan puts down the salt shaker twice when she is fixing dinner for her father in the kitchen. See more »

Quotes

Valerie Colby: But how can you even think of marrying him if you don't love him?
Joan Colby: Love? Marriage has nothing to do with love. Marriage is a business - at least, it's a woman's business. And love is an emotion. A man doesn't let emotion interfere with *his* business, and if more women would learn not to let emotion interfere with *theirs*, fewer of them would end up in the divorce court.
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Connections

Featured in TCM: Twenty Classic Moments (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Aloha Oe
(1908) (uncredited)
Music by Queen Liliuokalani
Played by a band at the pier
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Stars' Charisma & Director's Talents Lead the Way!!
27 June 2001 | by antonio-21See all my reviews

Ann Harding and William Powell are terrific in this strange little gem of a movie which runs the gamut from Pre-Code Drama to Screwball Comedy! (the closing dinner party scene is worth the price of admission). John Cromwell directs with a sure hand, especially in a great tracking shot involving the two sisters.

It's incredible how modern films seem to lack any sense of sophistication and style in comparison with even lesser known films from the 30's like this one.

A pure joy to watch.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 July 1933 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A doppia briglia See more »

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Budget:

$329,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

RKO Radio Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Victor System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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