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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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Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 December 1934 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ein Herz ist zu verschenken See more »

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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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

As Crawford and Billie Burke exit the room after telling Gable Crawford's to be married, he takes out his cigarette case and opens it. The scene cuts to Butterworth coming in and back to Gable who suddenly doesn't have the case out and is leaning against a table. See more »

Quotes

Shemp 'Shempy': Tell me Jeff, how was Spain? Full of Spaniards?
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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

Auld Lang Syne
(uncredited)
Traditional Scottish 17th century music
Played at the end
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Good solid fun
24 March 2002 | by Jim TrittenSee all my reviews

A better than average comedy that certainly entertains. Plot is believable and somewhat unusual. Clark Gable returns from Madrid (we are not told what he was doing there nor really what anyone does for a living) in order to propose to Joan Crawford. Clark has secretly loved Joan since they were children but in his absence, Joan has agreed to marry Robert Montgomery who she has loved since they were children. Enter the old flame, Frances Drake, who whisks Montgomery away on the eve of his nuptial leaving Crawford standing at the alter. The marriage does not work and soon Crawford steps out with Montgomery on the side. Gable criticizes and consoles Crawford eventually making plans to return to Spain. Good performances by Crawford (opening shot with cream on her face is in contrast to other stars who preferred glamorous introductions), Montgomery (he really is funny), Gable, Billie Burke (who can do "flustered" any better), Rosalind Russell (does well in one of her early films) and a very droll Charles Butterworth. I never thought Frances Drake was believable as the lower class wife but this can easily be overlooked. Recommended as an evenings good entertainment.


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