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Double Wedding (1937)

Two sisters of differing temperaments, the younger's milquetoast fiancé, and a free-spirited artist in an auto trailer are all experiencing romantic complications.

Director:

Richard Thorpe

Writers:

Jo Swerling (screen play), Ferenc Molnár (from a play by) (as Ferenc Molnar)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
William Powell ... Charles Lodge
Myrna Loy ... Margit Agnew
Florence Rice ... Irene Agnew
John Beal ... Waldo Beaver
Jessie Ralph ... Mrs. Kensington-Bly
Edgar Kennedy ... Spike
Sidney Toler ... Keough
Mary Gordon ... Mrs. Keough
Barnett Parker ... Flint
Katharine Alexander ... Claire Lodge
Priscilla Lawson ... Felice
Bert Roach ... Shrank
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Storyline

Waldo and Irene have been living with Margit for the four years that they have been engaged. Margit has planned the wedding and the honeymoon - in fact, Margit plans everything down to what they will have for breakfast every day. The only problem is that Waldo is a milquetoast and Irene does not want to be married to a milquetoast. So she says she is in love with Charlie, a bohemian artist/producer who lives in a trailer behind Spike's Place. When Margit confronts Charlie about giving up Irene, Charlie sees that she is the one for him. To make everyone happy, Charlie will have to help Waldo get a backbone. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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Taglines:

A Riot of Laughs!

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 October 1937 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Three's Company See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

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

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Several performers in studio records and casting call lists were not seen in the movie. These were, with their character names, Charles Coleman (Mrs. Bly's Butler), Josephine Whittell (Woman Customer), Mitchell Lewis (Orator) and John 'Skins' Miller (Pickpocket). According to a news item, Robert Benchley was to have a featured role, but he wasn't in the movie either. See more »

Goofs

When Charlie and Irene are sitting in a restaurant waiting for Waldo, Charlie opens his cigarette case and takes out a cigarette; a couple of shots later, the cigarette is lit and Charlie is smoking it although we have never seen him light it. See more »

Quotes

Margit Agnew: [speaking of her sister] I'm very proud of what I've done. I kept her from making mistakes.
Mrs. Kensington-Bly: Well, it's a lot of fun making mistakes sometimes.
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Connections

Featured in The Romance of Celluloid (1937) See more »

Soundtracks

Kinderszenen, Op. 15, No. 7 'Träumerei'
(1838) (uncredited)
Music by Robert Schumann
Played on the violin during rehearsal at Spike's Place
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Worth watching for John Beal's scene stealing
28 September 2016 | by LaDonnaKeskesSee all my reviews

For the most part Double Wedding is a standard rom-com about opposites attracting, with Myrna Loy and William Powell carrying most of the screenplay weight. But it's John Beal's delightfully clueless literal- minded suitor to Loy's sister (ably but forgettably played by Florence Rice) that makes this film work. Scenes he shares with Powell as a hopeless actor and would-be man of the world are laugh-out-loud funny. His style of understated flat-affect comedy wouldn't become popular until the Coen brothers. Powell and Loy are capable as always, and the sets and costumes have a high sheen, but this film is Beal's steal. There's lots of misunderstandings and misapprehensions, all of which don't add much to the genre, but it's an amusing way to spend a few hours in the company of experts.


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