7.2/10
509
8 user 2 critic

Holy Matrimony (1943)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama | 27 August 1943 (USA)
From Arnold Bennett's novel "Buried Alive". An artist returning from years abroad takes the identity of his dead valet to escape the attentions of the press.

Director:

Writers:

(novel),
Reviews
Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Caravan (1934)
Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Member of royal family is forced to marry a vagabond.

Director: Erik Charell
Stars: Charles Boyer, Loretta Young, Jean Parker
Certificate: Passed Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Romance and heartbreak walk hand-in-hand when Philip Chagal accidentally meets Helen Lawrence in a restaurant where she is a waitress. Unhappily married to a woman who suffers from mental ... See full summary »

Director: John M. Stahl
Stars: Irene Dunne, Charles Boyer, Barbara O'Neil
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Lights of Old Broadway (1925) is a drama film directed by Monta Bell, produced by William Randolph Hearst's Cosmopolitan Productions, and released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. The film stars ... See full summary »

Director: Monta Bell
Stars: Marion Davies, Conrad Nagel, Frank Currier
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

During a WW2 patrol in the North-African desert, a Canadian corporal reminisces about his sweetheart and must lead his platoon when the sergeant gets wounded.

Director: John M. Stahl
Stars: Henry Fonda, Maureen O'Hara, Thomas Mitchell
Now I'll Tell (1934)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Golden is a two-bit gambler who has promised wife Virginia he'll quit when he makes $200,000. When he fixes a fight he gets mobster Mossiter mad, then loses his fortune to him. He pawns his... See full summary »

Director: Edwin J. Burke
Stars: Spencer Tracy, Helen Twelvetrees, Alice Faye
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

The career of a Nazi officer shown as flashbacks from his trial as a war criminal.

Director: André De Toth
Stars: Marsha Hunt, Alexander Knox, Henry Travers
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A romantic drama partially set in Amsterdam, the story starts out in a mining area in Holland where conditions are about as rough as they get. Two of the miners, Italians Federico (Lino ... See full summary »

Director: Luciano Emmer
Stars: Lino Ventura, Magali Noël, Marina Vlady
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Shades of Othello loom in this engrossing exploration of class, race, and murder set on an ocean liner. Young Dainah encounters an engineer on board who mistakes pleasantries for flirtation... See full summary »

Director: Jean Grémillon
Stars: Charles Vanel, Habib Benglia, Gaston Dubosc
Drama | Musical | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

In México City, a Cuban dancer from "Cabaret Changó" rescues a baby from a garbage can and decides to raise him, but her pachuco pimp gets in her way.

Director: Emilio Fernández
Stars: Ninón Sevilla, Tito Junco, Rodolfo Acosta
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

One More Spring is a 1935 film about three people (Janet Gaynor, Warner Baxter, and Walter Woolf King) living together in the maintenance shed at Central Park as an alternative to living on... See full summary »

Director: Henry King
Stars: Janet Gaynor, Warner Baxter, Walter Woolf King
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A struggling widow and her daughter take in a black housekeeper and her fair-skinned daughter; the two women start a successful business, but face familial, identity, and racial issues along the way.

Director: John M. Stahl
Stars: Claudette Colbert, Warren William, Rochelle Hudson
Garmon (1934)
Comedy | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A merry rural accordionist Timoshka is select the secretary of komsomol cell. He stops to play and begins to set in an order in a village. However without songs a class struggle is intensified. Business comes to the fight.

Director: Igor Savchenko
Stars: Zoya Fyodorova, Pyotr Savin, Igor Savchenko
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
... Priam Farll
... Alice Chalice
... Clive Oxford
... Sarah Leek
... Mr. Pennington
... Dr. Caswell
... Duncan Farll
... Lady Vale
... Henry Leek
... Mr. Crepitude
... Critic
Edit

Storyline

Famed English painter Priam Farll has spent the last 25 years living in various remote locations with only his trusted manservant, Henry Leek, for company. While Farll is summoned to London to receive a knighthood, Leek falls ill and dies. Wishing to avoid the ostentation knighthood ceremony, the reclusive painter assumes his valet's identity. Farll, posing as Leek, soon receives a letter from Alice Chalice, a widow who has been corresponding with Leek through a marriage bureau and is expecting to finally meet her beloved in person... Written by L. Hamre

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

27 August 1943 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Eläköön avioliitto  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The only non-Best Picture nominee for the year to be nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay. See more »

Goofs

At approximately 1:05:54 into the film, the well-lit wall close behind the two main characters suddenly cuts to darkness, as though simulating a night scene, and after seven seconds returns to daylight brightness; all while the ongoing dialogue through the two cuts flows smoothly. See more »

Connections

Version of The Great Adventure (1921) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Is there a lovelier, more delightful film?
2 June 2009 | by See all my reviews

"Holy Matrimony" existed for me only as legend for the longest time. My father's friend Bill Gitt (renowned projectionist and elder brother of film preservationist Bob) was a great fan of this and often spoke of it, though I can't recall ever seeing it as a young lad. But I searched long and hard and finally tracked down a DVD of it (not a bad print at all), and it is truly enchanting. Marvelous, marvelous performance by Monty Woolley, in a very understated mood -- those who know him only from "The Man Who Came to Dinner" will, I think, be quite pleasantly surprised by his work here and, from Gracie Fields, a miraculous one. The first time I watched it I thought, well, she doesn't do much. But then I wanted to see it again almost immediately. And it's true, she doesn't do much, but the little things she does are simply exquisite. A great, really subtle performance, not at all played for laughs, but funny all the same. Her delivery of the simple line, "That's it," is a lesson in charming simplicity. John M. Stahl, that strange, almost mythical director, has a marvelous effect on actors (see, for example, Adolphe Menjou in "Letter of Introduction," where he really plays sincerity... well, sincerely): without fancy photography, he seems able to give them an almost mystical radiance. And he has an amazing cast of character actors to work with here: Eric Blore, Una O'Connor, Alan Mowbray, George Zucco, Laird Cregar, Melville Cooper, Ethel Griffies. A superb Nunnally Johnson script (his best?) and an excellent score (Cyril Mockridge) -- typical of Fox films of the 40s and early 50s. A film worth seeking out, one you will want to watch time and again.


25 of 27 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 8 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed