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And So They Were Married (1936)

Passed | | Comedy, Romance | 10 May 1936 (USA)
A bitter divorcée and a grumpy widower find themselves stuck in a hotel that is cut off from the outside by a snowstorm. Although both have no intention of getting married again, they begin... See full summary »


Elliott Nugent


Doris Anderson (screen play), Joseph Anthony (screen play) | 2 more credits »




Complete credited cast:
Melvyn Douglas ... Stephen Blake
Mary Astor ... Edith Farnham
Edith Fellows ... Brenda Farnham
Jackie Moran ... Tommy Blake
Donald Meek ... Hotel Manager
Dorothy Stickney ... Miss Peabody
Romaine Callender ... Mr. Snirley
Douglas Scott ... Horace


A bitter divorcée and a grumpy widower find themselves stuck in a hotel that is cut off from the outside by a snowstorm. Although both have no intention of getting married again, they begin to fall for each other. Their children, however, are determined to see that the "romance" never gets off the ground and do everything they can to see that they are kept apart. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


"I'M A DIVORCEE, AND SATISFIED TO BE ONE! (original print ad - Lubbock Morning Avalanche - Broadway Theatre - Lubbock, Texas - Jan. 13, 1937 - all caps) See more »


Comedy | Romance


Passed | See all certifications »

Did You Know?


Several people are in studio records/casting call lists as cast members, but they did not appear or were not identifiable in the movie. These were (with their character names): Jay Eaton (Assistant Clerk), Ernie Alexander (Drunk), Charles Arnt (Captain of Waiters) and Gennaro Curci (Greek). See more »


At about the 26 minute mark, as Edith and Stephen are walking in the snow, they stop to comment about the rambunctious children, and even before the flying snowball hits him in the head, Stephen grimaces in anticipation. See more »


Stephen Blake: [to Edith] See this muscle?
[points to upper right arm]
Stephen Blake: I got that beating helpless women and children, but I first practiced on cripples!
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Crazy Credits

Opening credits are shown over a snowy, winter scene, a reference to the lodge where the story takes place. See more »


Jingle Bells
(1857) (uncredited)
Music by James Pierpont
Played on piano by an unidentified man at the lodge
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Above average romantic comedy.
29 August 2007 | by hmpulhamSee all my reviews

Recent divorcée Mary Astor (Edith Farham) and daughter Brenda, spend Christmas at a fashionable mountain hotel - ski lodge. At the same time, Melvin Douglas (Stephan Blake) a long time widower arrives awaiting his ten-year-old son, also to spend their Christmas holidays together. Brenda is a man hater, apparently because daddy left her and mommy. When Steve's son (Tommy) arrives both children take an immediate dislike of one another -- to the point of physically beating each other up! Both children can't stand the fact that Edith and Steve are becoming attracted to each other, and both are determined to derail any chance of Steve and Edith becoming a couple. In most romantic 1930's comedies kids are not as mischievous or in fact, as delinquent as this pair is, but it's done in funny ways that keeps the kids from becoming obnoxious. A good cast with fine supporting actors drives this film merrily along. Columbia Pictures was good at making comedies. This is worth a look, if you like that genre.

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Release Date:

10 May 1936 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bless Their Hearts See more »

Filming Locations:

Donner Pass, California, USA

Company Credits

Production Co:

Columbia Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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