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Forsaking All Others (1934)

Passed | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 23 December 1934 (USA)
Dill leaves Mary standing at the altar in order to marry his old flame, Connie, instead. Knowing that Mary still has feelings for Dill, Jeff keeps quiet about his own love for her.

Director:

W.S. Van Dyke

Writers:

Joseph L. Mankiewicz (screen play), Frank Cavett (from the play by) (as Frank Morgan Cavett) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Robert Montgomery ... Dillon Todd
Joan Crawford ... Mary Clay
Clark Gable ... Jeff Williams
Charles Butterworth ... Shemp
Billie Burke ... Aunt Paula
Frances Drake ... Connie Barnes Todd
Rosalind Russell ... Eleanor
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Hooper Atchley ... (scenes deleted)
Margaret Bert ... (scenes deleted)
Edward Brophy ... (scenes deleted)
Lillian Harmer ... (scenes deleted)
Forrester Harvey ... (scenes deleted)
Ted Healy ... (scenes deleted)
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Storyline

Dill leaves Mary standing at the altar in order to marry his old flame, Connie, instead. Knowing that Mary still has feelings for Dill, Jeff keeps quiet about his own love for her. Written by Diana Hamilton <hamilton@gl.umbc.edu>

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Taglines:

They're both in love with Joan! Who's the lucky one this time? (Print Ad- Daily Kentucky New Era, ((Hopkinsville, Ky.)) 2 February 1935) See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Trivia

The original play opened in New York City, New York, USA on 1 March 1933 and had 110 performance. Tallulah Bankhead played Mary Clay and the cast included Ilka Chase, Barbara O'Neil, Cora Witherspoon, Fred Keating, Anderson Lawler, Harlan Briggs and George Lessey. See more »

Goofs

When Robert Montgomery exits the bathroom singing "The Toreador Song", he starts 'singing' before his mouth actually opens. See more »

Quotes

Jeffrey 'Jeff': You know, between the two of us, we managed to get one man undressed.
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Crazy Credits

In the opening credits the three stars of the film, Joan Crawford, Clark Gable, and Robert Montgomery are seen walking hand in hand. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Knots Landing: Forsaking All Others (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

Temptation
(1933) (uncredited)
Music by Nacio Herb Brown
Lyrics by Arthur Freed
Partially sung a cappella by Robert Montgomery
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Yet another bombshell hit for Crawford.
2 September 1999 | by TOML-4See all my reviews

This is one of more than a dozen 1930's films which were blockbusters for Crawford. She is nothing less than hilarious in this film and it paved the way for I Live My Life and Susan and God. She and Gable had major chemistry, although her acting skills made his look inferior, which of course they were. Rosalind Russell and Crawford work very well together.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 December 1934 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Forsaking All Others See more »

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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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