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Enchanted April (1935)

Passed | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 1 February 1935 (USA)
For Lotty Wilkins, romance is no longer part of her marriage. In an effort to find what's missing from her life, she and three other women rent an Italian villa for the month of April, ... See full summary »

Director:

Harry Beaumont

Writers:

Samuel Hoffenstein (screen play), Ray Harris (screen play) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Ann Harding ... Mrs. Lotty Wilkins
Frank Morgan ... Mellersh Wilkins
Katharine Alexander ... Mrs. Rose Arbuthnot
Reginald Owen ... Henry Arbuthnot
Jane Baxter ... Lady Caroline Dester
Ralph Forbes ... Peppo Briggs
Jessie Ralph ... Mrs. Phoebe Fisher
Charles Judels ... Domenico
Rafaela Ottiano ... Francesca
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Storyline

For Lotty Wilkins, romance is no longer part of her marriage. In an effort to find what's missing from her life, she and three other women rent an Italian villa for the month of April, leaving behind the everyday cares and monotony of their respective lives. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net> and Determined Copy Editor

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Taglines:

She Kindles the Embers of Your Secret Dreams (Print Ad-Deseret News, ((Salt Lake City, Utah)) 31 January 1935)

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Trivia

A Hollywood Reporter production chart listed Doris Lloyd, Charlotte Granville and Henry Armetta as cast members, but they did not appear in the movie. See more »

Quotes

Mrs. Lotty Wilkins: I couldn't stand his multiplying all by himself.
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Disjointed and perfunctory
4 June 2007 | by PeterPanglossSee all my reviews

I found this to be a tremendously disappointing version of a charming story. I thought the acting was on the whole quite good. Reginald Owen did chew the scenery, as mentioned by others, but I found him moderately amusing in his brief scenes. TCM has made an Ann Harding fan of me, and I thought she was fine as usual here. Jessie Ralph had a field day as the old battleaxe, ordering everybody around, and Frank Morgan, as always, played Frank Morgan with a twinkle.

For me, the problem was the script and/or the editing--transitions were awkward, motivations were murky. The movie was just too darned short to convey the story properly! I felt completely let down, particularly since I had such fond memories of the later version.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Italian

Release Date:

1 February 1935 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Enchanted April See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

RKO Radio Pictures See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (R C A Victor System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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