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There Goes the Groom (1937)

Approved | | Comedy | 29 October 1937 (USA)
A young man scores seeking Alaskan gold, comes home to claim his bride. When she snubs him, he falls for the younger sister instead.

Director:

Joseph Santley

Writers:

S.K. Lauren (screen play), Dorothy Yost (screen play) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Ann Sothern ... Betty Russell
Burgess Meredith ... Dick Matthews
Mary Boland ... Mrs. Russell
Onslow Stevens ... Dr. Becker
William Brisbane William Brisbane ... Potter Russell
Louise Henry ... Janet Russell
Roger Imhof Roger Imhof ... Hank
Sumner Getchell ... Billy Rapp
George Irving ... Yacht Captain
Leona Roberts ... Martha
Adrian Morris Adrian Morris ... Eddie - Interne
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A young man scores seeking Alaskan gold, comes home to claim his bride. When she snubs him, he falls for the younger sister instead.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 October 1937 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Amores Mal Parados See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

RKO Radio Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(Turner library print)

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Victor System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Quotes

Dick Matthews: You wait here.
Hank McMann: No, I'll go around to the back, and catch you when you come out!
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Soundtracks

California Here I Come
(1924) (uncredited)
Music by Joseph Meyer
Lyrics by Al Jolson and Buddy G. DeSylva
Sung a cappella by Burgess Meredith
Also played in the score
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Burgess Meredith must have felt a bit embarrassed about making this one!
28 July 2015 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

I love old films...absolutely love 'em. However, I am not so infatuated with old movies to ignore that occasionally the studios made a turkey...and "There Goes the Groom" is just awful.

Burgess Meredith plays an oddball who goes off to Alaska to make his fortune--leaving his fiancée (or a lady he THINKS is his fiancée) behind. However, when he returns, she's engaged to someone else and she barely remembers him. But, when she and her slimy family learns that he is now very rich, they fall all over themselves trying to suck up to him and rob him blind. The only one who doesn't is the nice sister (Ann Sothern) and she soon becomes engaged to him. But through the course of the film, he sees that her family is just evil and mercenary and so to get out of the marriage, he pretends to have amnesia!! At this point, the film becomes just god-awful, as Meredith pretends (very broadly) to be crazy and incapable of marrying her.

The writing, acting and direction are all poor. As for the acting and writing, the only character that worked well was Sothern's. She was believable. Meredith came off as some bozo and the family just seemed boorish and unbelievable. An amazingly dopey film towards the end and an embarrassment for all involved...and perhaps part of the reason Meredith never became an A-list star!


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