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One Sunday Afternoon (1933)

Passed | | Comedy, Romance | 1 September 1933 (USA)
Middle-aged dentist Biff Grimes reminisces about his unrequited love for beautiful Virginia Brush and her husband Hugo, his ex-friend, who betrayed him.

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Stephen Roberts

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James Hagan (from the play by), Grover Jones (screen play) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Gary Cooper ... Biff Grimes
Fay Wray ... Virginia Brush
Frances Fuller ... Amy Lind
Roscoe Karns ... Snappy Downer
Neil Hamilton ... Hugo Barnstead
Jane Darwell ... Mrs. Lind
Clara Blandick ... Mrs. Brush (scenes deleted)
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Hugo and Biff were friends until they met Virginia. Biff could think of no one but Virginia, but she would never be happy with a big slow bully. So she married Hugo and Biff married Amy just because his Virginia got married. Amy loves Biff, but Biff constantly thinks of Virginia even after Hugo takes his job and has him put into prison for two years. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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He wondered for years...if he'd married the wrong girl...then fate told him astoundingly.

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Comedy | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 September 1933 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Mulher Preferida See more »

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| (Turner Library print)

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Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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There were six television productions of the play: in 1949, 1951, 1952, 1954, 1957 and 1959. See more »

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Quotes

Virginia 'Virgie' Brush Barnstead: How'd you know my name's Virginia?
Dr. Lucius Griffith 'Biff' Grimes: That's for me to know and you to find out.
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Version of One Sunday Afternoon (1948) See more »

Soundtracks

Sobre las Olas (Over the Waves)
(1887) (uncredited)
Music by Juventino Rosas
Played on the carousel
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A charming slice of Americana with Gary Cooper in one of his finest performances
2 October 2002 | by KalamanSee all my reviews

"One Sunday Afternoon" is a charming and little-known piece of Americana, the first filmization of James Hagan's play about a dentist named Biff Grimes (Gary Cooper) who has long tried to revenge on his old friend Hugo Barnstead (Neil Hamilton) for marrying Grimes' girl Virginia (Fay Wray) and leaving him with the charming and devoted Amy (Frances Fuller). The film opens with Grimes and his pal Snappy Downer (Rascoe Karns) singing and drinking. Barnstead shows up Grimes' home to get this tooth pulled. Grimes puts him on nitrous oxide gas, and then the film dissolves into a flashback as Grimes remembers their past, providing him with a motive for revenge.

"One Sunday Afternoon" was remade in 1941 by Warner Bros. and Raoul Walsh into a timeless and unforgettable classic, "The Strawberry Blonde", starring James Cagney, Olivia de Havilland, and Rita Hayworth. Walsh's version is infinitely superior, but "One Sunday Afternoon" is worthwhile for Gary Cooper's superb performance.


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