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And So They Were Married (1936)

Passed | | Comedy, Romance | 10 May 1936 (USA)
A bitter divorcée and a grumpy widower find themselves stuck in a hotel that is cut off from the outside by a snowstorm. Although both have no intention of getting married again, they begin... See full summary »


Elliott Nugent


Doris Anderson (screen play), Joseph Anthony (screen play) | 2 more credits »




Complete credited cast:
Melvyn Douglas ... Stephen Blake
Mary Astor ... Edith Farnham
Edith Fellows ... Brenda Farnham
Jackie Moran ... Tommy Blake
Donald Meek ... Hotel Manager
Dorothy Stickney ... Miss Peabody
Romaine Callender ... Mr. Snirley
Douglas Scott ... Horace


A bitter divorcée and a grumpy widower find themselves stuck in a hotel that is cut off from the outside by a snowstorm. Although both have no intention of getting married again, they begin to fall for each other. Their children, however, are determined to see that the "romance" never gets off the ground and do everything they can to see that they are kept apart. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


A CARNIVAL OF COMEDY....when a gay divorcee meets a charming ex-husband...who wants to remain one! (print ad - Lubbock Morning Avalanche - Texh Theatre - Lubbock, Texas, April 5, 1938) See more »


Comedy | Romance


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Did You Know?


Several people are in studio records/casting call lists as cast members, but they did not appear or were not identifiable in the movie. These were (with their character names): Jay Eaton (Assistant Clerk), Ernie Alexander (Drunk), Charles Arnt (Captain of Waiters) and Gennaro Curci (Greek). See more »


At about the 26 minute mark, as Edith and Stephen are walking in the snow, they stop to comment about the rambunctious children, and even before the flying snowball hits him in the head, Stephen grimaces in anticipation. See more »


Brenda Farnham: [Upon seeing Tommy with a small fluffy dog] What's that?
Tommy Blake: It's a dog. Whaddya think it is?
Brenda Farnham: It's a funny kind of a one.
Tommy Blake: It isn't either funny. It's a genuine St. Bernard
Brenda Farnham: A St. Bernard? Why, a St. Bernard's a mammoth big dog.
Tommy Blake: Well, the man said the California sun kind of withered him a little.
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Crazy Credits

Opening credits are shown over a snowy, winter scene, a reference to the lodge where the story takes place. See more »


Happy Birthday to You
(1893) (uncredited)
Written by Mildred J. Hill and Patty S. Hill
Sung a cappella by drunks in jail with modified lyrics ("Happy New Year's to You")
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family friendly drama during the film code
6 April 2017 | by ksf-2See all my reviews

Both Astor and Douglas had been in films for years by this time, so we know it'll be a good film. And with Donald Meek, there should be some good antics coming ahead. Too bad they didn't give him a larger part. Blake (Douglas) and Farnham (Astor), and Farnham's daughter are the only guests in a hotel locked in by snow. SO much talking.. this one MUST have started out as a play. According to IMDb, the snow scenes were done at Donner Pass. That is just west of Reno, about 7 hours north of Burbank, so that would have made for a fun winter outing for the actors. Mr. Snirley and Miss Peabody are hotel employees, determined to accompany the only two guests every second, much to their (and OUR !) annoyance. Then Blake's son shows up, and the rest of the film is about the plotting between the two children. Kind of a fun note to hear them talk about esperanto, which has actually been around since 1887. It's okay. No big surprises. Mildly entertaining. Pretty whitewashed and bland for the film code. Astor and Douglas would also make "There's always a Woman" together, as well as a couple television episodes. Directed by Elliott Nugent.

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Release Date:

10 May 1936 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bless Their Hearts See more »

Filming Locations:

Lake Tahoe, California, USA See more »

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Production Co:

Columbia Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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