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Wedding Rehearsal (1932)

Young man fights off attempts to marry him off to a series of available girls. Intersting glimpses of London in 1930.

Director:

Alexander Korda

Writers:

Lajos Biró (story) (as Lajos Biro), George Grossmith (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Roland Young ... The Marquis of Buckminster
George Grossmith ... Earl of Stokeshire
John Loder ... Bimbo
Wendy Barrie ... Lady Mary Rose Roxbury
Joan Gardner ... Lady Rose Mary
Merle Oberon ... Miss Hutchinson
Lady Tree ... Countess of Stokeshire
Kate Cutler ... Dowager Marchioness of Buckminster
Maurice Evans ... Tootles
Morton Selten ... Major Harry Roxbury
Edmund Breon ... Lord Fleet
Lawrence Hanray Lawrence Hanray ... News editor (as Laurence Hanray)
Diana Napier ... Mrs. Dryden
Rodolfo Mele Rodolfo Mele ... The Cabaret Singer
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Storyline

Reggie, the impish Marquis of Buckminster, has many friends and is happy with his present bachelor lifestyle. But his grandmother demands that he now get married to one of a few suitable women that she names, and have some children. Two of the women are twin sisters who are friends of his from another aristocratic family, so he visits them, and learns that they already have fiancés but commoners, against their family's wishes. If he can help them to marry the men they want, it will also shorten the list of candidates and maybe help him remain single so Reggie does everything he can to help them. Written by Anonymous

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Taglines:

Best Man he'd be, but Bridegroom never. (Print Ad- Evening Post, ((Wellington, NZ)) 7 July 1933)

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 January 1933 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Ensayo nupcial See more »

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Runtime:

| (TCM print)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Tobis-Klangfilm) (uncredited)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Joan Gardner's screen debut. See more »

Goofs

When Birdie approaches his twin daughters after giving them his marriage consent, a large shadow of the boom microphone is visible on the wall above and behind him. See more »

Quotes

Earl of Stokeshire: You understand me, Susan? You must tell the girls, I won't have it!
Countess of Stokeshire: Yes, dear, I'll tell them. But, you know, they really never take any notice of what you say...
Earl of Stokeshire: I know nothing of the sort! As their father and the head of this household, I respectfully submit that -
Countess of Stokeshire: [interrupting] That's what I say, you have to.
Earl of Stokeshire: Have to what?
Countess of Stokeshire: Respectfully submit!
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a charming yawn
11 October 2009 | by blanche-2See all my reviews

Roland Young stars in "Wedding Rehearsal," a 1932 British film with Wendy Barrie, Joan Gardner, and Merle Oberon. Young plays the Marquis of Buckminster who has to get married or get cut out of a will which would enable him to inherit quite a lot of money. Plus, his mother wants grandchildren. She gives him a list of suitable women, and the Marquis manages to get them married off so he doesn't have to marry one of them himself. Then he realizes he's in love with someone who didn't make the list.

Several of these actors went to Hollywood - most notably, Roland Young, Wendy Barrie, and Merle Oberon. Oberon is gorgeous and hardly in the film. Barrie and Gardner play twins Lady Mary Rose and Lady Rose Mary. Gardner was married to Alexander Korda's brother Zoltan until his death in 1961; she eventually retired to raise a family.

This is a charming film, very light, with a sweet ending. It doesn't have a lot of substance, though, and it drags. Still, it has its charms.


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