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Skylark (1941)

Approved | | Comedy, Romance | 21 November 1941 (USA)
As her fifth wedding anniversary approaches, a woman realizes that she is fed up with always coming in second to her husband's advertising business. Just at the moment when she is trying to... See full summary »

Director:

Mark Sandrich

Writers:

Zion Myers, Samson Raphaelson (play) | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview:
Claudette Colbert ... Lydia Kenyon
Ray Milland ... Tony Kenyon
Brian Aherne ... Jim Blake
Binnie Barnes ... Myrtle Vantine
Walter Abel ... George Gorell
Grant Mitchell ... Frederick Vantine
Mona Barrie ... Charlette Gorell
Ernest Cossart ... Theodore
James Rennie ... Ned Franklyn
Leonard Mudie ... Jewelry Clerk
Warren Hymer ... Big Man in Subway Car
Hobart Cavanaugh ... Small Man in Subway Car
Edward Fielding ... Scholarly Man in Subway Car
Leon Belasco ... Long-Haired Man in Subway Car
Irving Bacon ... Ferryman (scenes deleted)
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As her fifth wedding anniversary approaches, a woman realizes that she is fed up with always coming in second to her husband's advertising business. Just at the moment when she is trying to decide what to do, she meets a handsome attorney, and their innocent flirtation begins to turn into something a bit more serious. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Comedy | Romance

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Approved | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 November 1941 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Alondra del cielo See more »

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Production Co:

Paramount Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

One of over 700 Paramount productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since. Its first telecast took place in Philadelphia Thursday 8 January 1959 on WCAU (Channel 10), followed by New York City Tuesday 27 January 1959 on WCBS (Channel 2). It first aired in Milwaukee 15 December 1959 on WITI (Channel 6), in Asheville 27 December 1959 on WLOS (Channel 13), in Seattle 16 January 1960 on KIRO (Channel 7), in Chicago 13 June 1960 on WBBM (Channel 2), in San Francisco 27 November 1960 on KPIX (Channel 5) and in Los Angeles 7 December 1960 on KNXT (Channel 2). Its earliest documented broadcast in St. Louis was not until 12 August 1963 on KMOX (Channel 4). It was released on DVD 28 October 2014 as part of the Universal Vault Series and since that time has enjoyed an occasional airing on Turner Classic Movies. See more »

Goofs

When Tony is hitting golf balls lined up on a mat (and nearly hits George while doing so), he starts with 6 and hits 4 of them. But when the camera cuts back to the balls, it shows 3 remaining. See more »

Quotes

Lil - Waitress at Hamburger Stand: [to co-worker who was making advances on her] But you ain't got no boat.
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Soundtracks

Blow the Man Down
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Traditional
Performed by Brian Aherne
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A mess in (slow) motion
16 September 2017 | by dstanwyckSee all my reviews

What looked as if it might be promising in the first several minutes, fell into disrepair in no time at all. And kept on falling apart. The only one who demonstrated a hint of amusement was Binnie Barnes as the viperish wife of an imbecile. Ray Milland was actually a mean sort of man; certain scenes seemed to be a rehearsal for his character in "Dial M for Murder". Brian Aherne, usually much more interesting, played a dud of a guy. And the elegant Colbert played it as if she had just rolled out of bed and hadn't even brushed her teeth yet. Had once been a novel, apparently, and then a Broadway play, and now a movie. All 3 of which would have been better off left on the shelf.


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