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The Bride Wore Red (1937)

Count Armalia believes that the luck of birth is all that separates the rich from the poor. To test his theory, he sends Anni, who is a singer in a dive, to a ritzy resort for two weeks. ... See full summary »

Director:

Dorothy Arzner

Writers:

Tess Slesinger (screen play), Bradbury Foote (screen play) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Joan Crawford ... Anni Pavlovitch
Franchot Tone ... Giulio
Robert Young ... Rudi Pal
Billie Burke ... Contessa di Meina
Reginald Owen ... Admiral Monti
Lynne Carver ... Maddelena Monti
George Zucco ... Count Armalia
Mary Philips ... Maria (as Mary Phillips)
Paul Porcasi ... Nobili
Dickie Moore ... Pietro
Frank Puglia ... Alberto
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Storyline

Count Armalia believes that the luck of birth is all that separates the rich from the poor. To test his theory, he sends Anni, who is a singer in a dive, to a ritzy resort for two weeks. With fancy new clothes and ersatz status, Anni decides that she likes the rich life. But with time running out, she needs a rich husband and Rudi is the one she chooses. Only it takes longer than two weeks for Rudi to dump his fiancée and propose to her. In the weeks that she has been there, she finds that she loves Giulio, the postman with the small house and the donkey cart. But will she give up love for wealth.... Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 October 1937 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Once There Was a Lady See more »

Filming Locations:

Austria See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$960,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (TV)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This was the film that got Joan Crawford labeled "box office poison" and out of the top 10 money making stars. See more »

Quotes

Rudolph 'Rudi' Pal: In my opinion, most people prefer sardines to caviar because most people haven't tried caviar.
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Crazy Credits

During the opening credits, a music box is shown playing a tune in the background. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Freddy's Nightmares: The Bride Wore Red (1988) See more »

Soundtracks

Bridal Chorus (Here Comes the Bride)
(1850) (uncredited)
from "Lohengrin"
Music by Richard Wagner
Sung a cappella by Joan Crawford
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maybe a flop then... but its my favorite movie of all time
25 June 2005 | by original_sinner1978See all my reviews

actually this is the movie that made me fall in love with Joan Crawford and Franchot tone.this movie is kinda like a Cinderella story except it has a twist in the end. Or actually like another pretty woman only to me better.Franchot tone plays as the handsome postman and Joan Crawford plays as the beautiful hooker/prostitute.I'm not saying anything else to spoil it. i watch it every night before i go to bed.and think about it everyday.I'm hoping that it will soon be on DVD.nobody can ever say they are a true Joan Crawford fan and say they hate this movie.Joan Crawford shows her true ability as Anni.this movie is a true love story!


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