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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:

Passed | See all certifications »
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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

Edwin Knopf, who wrote the original story for "The Wedding Night," was a close friend of F. Scott Fitzgerald and based the characters played by Gary Cooper and Helen Vinson on Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald. See more »

Goofs

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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

Shall We Gather At The River
(1864) (uncredited)
Written by Robert Lowry
Sung a cappella by Hilda Vaughn
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True Romance
6 January 2002 | by Aulic ExclusivaSee all my reviews

Here is Gary Cooper in one of his more authentically romantic screen roles.

By romantic I do not mean the stale bourgeois antics of the matinee idol, but a figure that is, at once, poetic and transgressive. Cooper plays a married man who, during a stay in the country, falls in love with a farm girl. She belongs to a family of recent immigrants. They do not see her involvement with a married man not of their ethnic world at all positively. The ending is tragic, but the power of their transfiguring involvement is very convincingly portrayed, and the photography has real class. Cooper acts with an open intensity not often available to the clichéd strong-inarticulate American male. If you are bored by his "High Noon" persona, see this film.


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