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Stella and Victor meet in Europe, fall deeply in love, and marry soon thereafter. Then they sail back to the States to meet Victor's family, and the honeymoon is over: Victor's family, dominated by his manipulative mother, find Stella -- a free spirit -- pretentious and aloof. Their marriage starts to fall apart when Victor begins siding with his family instead of his wife.Written by
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Stella 'Stell' Hallam:
[Stella turns around to see that Victor has followed her out into the rain]
Oh, Vicky. I'm afraid you'll have to get me a taxi.
What for? I thought you liked to walk in the rain. I do.
[she takes his arm, and they walk off together in the pouring rain]
[faintly at first, then louder as Victor and Stell get closer]
Umbrellas! Buy umbrellas! Fifty cents umbrellas! Umbrellas! Buy umbrellas! Umbrellas! Fifty cents umbrellas! Umbrellas! Buy umbrellas! Fifty cents umbrellas! Umbrellas! Fifty...
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Good domestic drama from Rose Franken who wrote "Claudia"...
ANOTHER LANGUAGE is the story of a marriage that suffers because the husband (ROBERT MONTGOMERY) is a self-centered snob ruled by a family that views its mother (LOUISE CLOSSER HALE) as the matriarch of the family who must be paid attention at all costs and smothers Montgomery with motherly affection. I loved the line spoken by HENRY TRAVERS, who tells her at a crucial moment, "Shut up, ma and don't faint. He's not looking."
HELEN HAYES gives one of her more natural performances on film. Very often she was prone to stage acting techniques, but here her manner is subdued and never overplayed. Montgomery is excellent and makes the man a weakling the viewer can never really warm up to until the final moments when he stands by her side.
Rose Franken was an expert at telling stories about family relationships, as she did with "Claudia" and the sequel "Claudia and David". Here she paints a vivid portrait of unpleasant family relationships.
In strong supporting roles, MARGARET HAMILTON and JOHN BEAL repeat their stage roles effectively.
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