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Love Before Breakfast (1936)

Approved | | Comedy | 9 March 1936 (USA)
A rich businessman stalks another man's fiancée.

Director:

Walter Lang

Writers:

Herbert Fields (screenplay), Faith Baldwin (from the novel: "Spinster Dinner" by)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Carole Lombard ... Kay Colby
Preston Foster ... Scott Miller
Cesar Romero ... Bill Wadsworth
Janet Beecher ... Mrs. Colby
Betty Lawford ... Countess Campanella
Richard Carle ... Brinkerhoff
Forrester Harvey ... Chief Steward
Joyce Compton ... Mary Lee
Bert Roach ... Party Host
Diana Gibson ... Secretary (as Diane Gibson)
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Storyline

A rich businessman stalks another man's fiancée.

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Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 March 1936 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Spinster Dinner See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Universal Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Noiseless Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Based on the short story "Spinster Dinner" by Faith Baldwin published in Heart's International-Cosmopolitan magazine in the July, 1934 issue. See more »

Goofs

About 5 minutes into the movie, a horse-drawn taxi backs into a car & damages it's left headlight but in the next scene, it is the right headlight that is damaged & even more so. See more »

Quotes

Kay Colby: Isn't it marvelous that everybody's so gay?
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Crazy Credits

Card after ending credits: "Thank You" See more »

Connections

Referenced in Pennies from Heaven (1981) See more »

Soundtracks

The Old Gray Mare
(uncredited)
Traditional
Sung by the college boys after the brawl
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Simply Terrific
11 May 2012 | by kevn57See all my reviews

Last Night I watched A Good Old Fashioned Orgy (2011)a movie that supposedly represents a modern day romantic comedy, I didn't get one laugh and the bevy of actresses in that movie all combined couldn't compare to Carole Lombard.

I love Lombard's movies she's always entertaining as well as strikingly beautiful, this movie came out the same year as "My Man Godfrey" and while this movie can't compare to Godfrey I think Carole with her starring role in this film is more of a showcase for her. The plot is nothing special, spoiled rich girl and powerful businessman go head to head, but it's the performances especially the chemistry between Lombard and Preston that make this movie worth seeing.


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