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One Sunday Afternoon (1933)

Passed | | Comedy, Romance | 1 September 1933 (USA)
Middle-aged dentist Biff Grimes reminisces about his unrequited love for beautiful Virginia Brush and her husband Hugo, his ex-friend, who betrayed him.

Director:

Stephen Roberts

Writers:

James Hagan (from the play by), Grover Jones (screen play) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Gary Cooper ... Biff Grimes
Fay Wray ... Virginia Brush
Frances Fuller ... Amy Lind
Roscoe Karns ... Snappy Downer
Neil Hamilton ... Hugo Barnstead
Jane Darwell ... Mrs. Lind
Clara Blandick ... Mrs. Brush (scenes deleted)
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Storyline

Hugo and Biff were friends until they met Virginia. Biff could think of no one but Virginia, but she would never be happy with a big slow bully. So she married Hugo and Biff married Amy just because his Virginia got married. Amy loves Biff, but Biff constantly thinks of Virginia even after Hugo takes his job and has him put into prison for two years. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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He wondered for years...if he'd married the wrong girl...then fate told him astoundingly.

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 September 1933 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Mulher Preferida See more »

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Production Co:

Paramount Pictures See more »
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Runtime:

| (Turner Library print)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

When Biff asks for a package of Sen-Sen at the pool hall, audiences at the time would have known he was buying a popular brand of breath freshener. It was produced from the late 1800s until 2013. See more »

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Quotes

Virginia 'Virgie' Brush Barnstead: How'd you know my name's Virginia?
Dr. Lucius Griffith 'Biff' Grimes: That's for me to know and you to find out.
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Connections

Version of The Strawberry Blonde (1941) See more »

Soundtracks

Ach Du Lieber Augustine
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18th century German folksong
Played by the band at Schneider's picnic auction
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Frances Fuller, where have you been all my life?
27 August 2012 | by Lone_ProspectorSee all my reviews

I am a huge fan of Fay Wray. For those of you who think of her only in terms of her performance in "King Kong" (and if you are reading this, you probably don't), you are truly missing out. Try to catch anything she's in! She's great in "One Sunday Afternoon"; gorgeous as usual.

The real star of this movie, however, is Frances Fuller. She is an absolute delight. A beautiful, tremendously talented actress who shines throughout. She plays a very tough role - the kind of sappy woman that may drive today's moviegoers crazy. But she pulls it off with charm, grace and pride. This is a must see.

Didn't know anything about Frances before watching this movie. Not surprised one bit to see that she had a successful Broadway career as well as a successful life off stage.


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