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Rendezvous (1935)

Not Rated | | Comedy, War | 25 October 1935 (USA)
In 1917 Lt. Bill Gordon is headed for France when he meets and becomes friendly with Joel Carter, niece of the Asst. Secretary of War. Finding out that he is an expert on codes, she gets ... See full summary »

Directors:

William K. Howard, Sam Wood (uncredited)

Writers:

Bella Spewack (adaptation), Sam Spewack (adaptation) (as Samuel Spewack) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
William Powell ... Lieutenant Bill Gordon
Rosalind Russell ... Joel Carter
Binnie Barnes ... Olivia Kerloff
Lionel Atwill ... Major William Brennan
Cesar Romero ... Captain Nicholas Nieterstein
Samuel S. Hinds ... John Carter
Henry Stephenson ... Ambassador
Frank Reicher ... Dr. R.A. Jackson
Charley Grapewin ... Martin
Leonard Mudie ... Roberts
Howard Hickman ... G-Man
Charles Trowbridge ... Secretary of War Baker
Murray Kinnell ... de Segroff
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Storyline

In 1917 Lt. Bill Gordon is headed for France when he meets and becomes friendly with Joel Carter, niece of the Asst. Secretary of War. Finding out that he is an expert on codes, she gets her uncle to cancel Bill's orders and has him reassigned to break enemy codes. In his new assignment he becomes involved with beautiful Russian spy Olivia Karloff, who is working for the Germans, and must juggle Joel's affection and his pursuit of Karloff's connections to retrieve a stolen code book. Written by Ron Kerrigan <mvg@whidbey.com>

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Taglines:

Bill Solves an Exciting Mystery and Wins a New Sweetheart!

Genres:

Comedy | War

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 October 1935 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Blonde Countess See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Originally intended to be a vehicle for William Powell and Myrna Loy, Russell was brought in as Loy was "on strike" for better pay after the huge success of The Thin Man (1934). See more »

Goofs

Though set in 1917, except for a few scenes of uniformed soldiers, everyone is wearing 1930s clothing. See more »

Quotes

Joel Carter: A wife's place is with her husband. When he's in Paris.
Lieutenant Bill Gordon: Ah, but I'll be up at the front.
Joel Carter: But you could come back over weekends.
Lieutenant Bill Gordon: Or we could get the Germans to come right down to Paris, then I wouldn't have to leave you at all. No, darling, you can do just as much harm here as you could in Paris.
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Connections

Remade as Pacific Rendezvous (1942) See more »

Soundtracks

Till We Meet Again
(uncredited)
Music by Richard A. Whiting
Played when the medal is dropped in the glass
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Featuring Roz Russell as Myrna Loy!
4 June 2003 | by Win-5See all my reviews

I enjoyed this movie - it wasn't a classic, but it was definitely a cut above the norm. The fascinating part was, in my opinion, seeing Rosalind Russell in a "Myrna Loy" role! It was like watching one of the Thin Man movies - seeing her interact with William Powell, speaking lines like Nora Charles, and even looking very much like Myrna Loy.


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