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The Wedding Night (1935)

Passed | | Drama, Romance | 8 March 1935 (USA)
Because his finances are low and he is seeking background for a new book, author Tony Barratt and his wife Dora return to his country home in Connecticut. While he is finding a theme for ... See full summary »

Director:

King Vidor

Writers:

Edwin H. Knopf (an original story by) (as Edwin Knopf), Edith Fitzgerald (screen play)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Gary Cooper ... Tony Barrett
Anna Sten ... Manya Novak
Ralph Bellamy ... Fredrik Sobieski
Helen Vinson ... Dora Barrett
Sig Ruman ... Mr. Jan Novak (as Siegfried Rumann)
Esther Dale ... Mrs. Kaise Novak
Leonid Snegoff Leonid Snegoff ... Sobieski
Eleanor Wesselhoeft Eleanor Wesselhoeft ... Mrs. Sobieski (as Elinor Wesselhoeft)
Milla Davenport Milla Davenport ... Grandmother
Agnes Anderson ... Helena
Hilda Vaughn ... Hezzie Jones
Walter Brennan ... Bill Jenkins
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Alphonse Martell Alphonse Martell ... Waiter (scenes deleted)
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Storyline

Because his finances are low and he is seeking background for a new book, author Tony Barratt and his wife Dora return to his country home in Connecticut. While he is finding a theme for his book on the lives and customs of the local, immigrant tobacco farmers, his wife returns to New York and, alas, his Japanese servant deserts him. He meets a neighboring farm girl, Manya Novak, and hires her to cook his meals and clean his house. They soon fall in love. But, following the customs of the old country, her father has entered a 'marriage bargain' for her to wed a man, Fredrik Sobieski, not of her choosing. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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TONIGHT She'd leave the man she LOVED with all her SOUL...to MARRY the man she despised! See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Polish

Release Date:

8 March 1935 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Noite Nupcial See more »

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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Wide Range Noiseless Recording: The Voice of Action)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Gary Cooper hated his co-star, Anna Sten, so much that behind her back he would refer to her as "Anna Stench." See more »

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Quotes

Mr. Jan Novak: Well, I don't know how you walk, but you fall pretty good!
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Soundtracks

Trail to Mexico (Bury Me Not on the Lone Prairie)
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Traditional ballad
Sung a cappella by Gary Cooper
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An unsuccessful bid for stardom by Goldwyn's Folly
30 September 2013 | by jjnxn-1See all my reviews

Heavy handed dour drama was the last of the big budget films to try and turn Anna Sten, Goldwyn's Folly, into another Garbo. The mistake of that was the actress while not bad, a little overfond of popping her eyes but otherwise fine, isn't suited to that persona. Had they pursued a lighter image for her which she seems inclined to perhaps her career would have fared better in American films. Poor Ralph Bellamy, usually an enjoyable presence in pictures, is made ridiculous by his silly casting as a Polish peasant. Cooper fares better mostly because an accent is not forced upon him and his star power is able to shine through. The person who comes across best even though her character is not the most pleasant is Helen Vinson as Cooper's estranged wife. It is at times confusing since she and Sten bear a strong resemblance to each other a fact not played up in the movie and so it serves no purpose but to distract the audience.


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