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Public Wedding (1937)

Approved | | Comedy | 10 July 1937 (USA)
The operators of a bankrupt carnival sideshow hope to restore their fallen fortunes by staging a fake 'public wedding' in the mouth of their unprofitable giant whale. But the intended '... See full summary »

Director:

Nick Grinde

Writers:

Roy Chanslor (original screen play), Houston Branch (original screen play) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jane Wyman ... Florence 'Flip' Lane
William Hopper ... Anthony (Tony) Burke
Dick Purcell ... Joe Taylor
Marie Wilson ... Tessie Schultz aka Lilith Love
Berton Churchill ... H. Theodore Lane aka Pop
Archie Robbins ... Nick (as James Robbins)
Raymond Hatton ... The Deacon
Veda Ann Borg ... Bernice
Zeni Vatori Zeni Vatori ... Gus Papadopoulos
Jimmie Fox Jimmie Fox ... Judge Jeremiah Boggs (as Jimmy Foxe)
Curtis Karpe Curtis Karpe ... Pete - the Waiter
Carlyle Moore Jr. ... Reporter
Horace McMahon ... Reporter (as Horace MacMahon)
John Harron ... Reporter
Jack Mower ... Reporter
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Storyline

The operators of a bankrupt carnival sideshow hope to restore their fallen fortunes by staging a fake 'public wedding' in the mouth of their unprofitable giant whale. But the intended 'bridegroom' absconds with the proceeds, arranging a substitute...and Flip Lane, much to her surprise, finds herself really married to a handsome stranger, whose career as an artist she decides to manage, much to his dismay. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Comedy

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 July 1937 (USA) See more »

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Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

First film where Jane Wyman receives top billing, and the first starring role for William Hopper, son of Hedda Hopper. See more »

Quotes

Flip Lane: Now, what's your racket?
Tessie Schultz aka Lilith Love: Well, if you want the naked truth, I'm a fan dancer!
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Soundtracks

I'll Pin Another Petal on the Daisy
(1933) (uncredited )
Music by Sammy Fain
Played on the calliope in the opening scene
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Paul Drake?
8 April 2019 | by joeamusilSee all my reviews

I saw this 1937 movie for the first time today. The movie had already started so I did not see the cast of players. As I watched the facial features and expressions of the young husband/artist ... those unique expressions seemed VERY familiar??! When I saw the cast ... my guess was correct ... William Hopper. But the white haired detective on Perry Mason had coal black hair in this movie ... and just as handsome as always.


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