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Next Time We Love (1936)

A young married couple's relationship becomes strained when he is assigned overseas as a foreign correspondent and she becomes a major stage star.

Director:

Edward H. Griffith

Writers:

Melville Baker (screenplay), Ursula Parrott (story "Say Goodbye Again")
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Margaret Sullavan ... Cicely Hunt Tyler
James Stewart ... Christopher Tyler
Ray Milland ... Tommy Abbott (as Raymond Milland)
Grant Mitchell ... Michael Jennings
Robert McWade ... Frank Carteret
Anna Demetrio ... Madame Donato
Ronnie Cosby ... Kit (as Ronald Cosbey)
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Storyline

In New York, the rookie newsman Christopher "Chris" Tyler dreams on becoming a famous journalist. When his girlfriend Cicely spends a couple of days with him, they decide to get married and Cicely leaves college. Chris's best friend Tommy Abbott is his best man and becomes a family's friend. Chris has his great chance when his editor Frank Carteret sends him to Rome assigned as a foreign correspondent. Cicely stays in New York with Tommy and does not tell to Chris that she is pregnant. When she delivers the baby Kit, Chris celebrates and loses a big scoop and his boss fires him. Chris falls in disgrace and the couple has economic difficulties; however Tommy lends money to Cicely and offers an opportunity on the stage as an actress. Cicely is hired and becomes successful and Chris is depressed with the situation. Cicely seeks out Frank Carteret and explains the situation, and he offers a job opportunity to Chris in Russia. He accepts the job but Cicely stays in New York with their son.... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Drama | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 January 1936 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Universal Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on November 7, 1938 with Margaret Sullavan reprising her film role. See more »

Quotes

Frank Carteret: It's amazing! The things people ask of love. They expect it to protect them, keep them from being bored, make them work harder. In fact , they want everything except love.
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Alternate Versions

Current prints of this film feature the Universal logo created in late 1936, and say "The New Universal Presents". That is because they were made after studio founder Carl Laemmle was ousted from Universal Studios and the takeover of the studio by a new conglomerate. The picture was actually released before Laemmle left. That is why the "The End" credit features an airplane circling the globe, the logo that Universal used while Laemmle was in power. See more »


Soundtracks

Symphony No. 3 (Rhenish): 1st movement
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Music by Robert Schumann
Played over opening credits
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Romantic Melodrama Ahead of Time
27 November 2013 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

In New York, the rookie newsman Christopher "Chris" Tyler (James Stewart) dreams on becoming a famous journalist. When his girlfriend Cicely (Margaret Sullavan) spends a couple of days with him, they decide to get married and Cicely leaves college. Chris's best friend Tommy Abbott (Raymond Milland) is his best man and becomes a family's friend. Chris has his great chance when his editor Frank Carteret (Robert McWade) sends him to Rome assigned as a foreign correspondent. Cicely stays in New York with Tommy and does not tell to Chris that she is pregnant. When she delivers the baby Kit, Chris celebrates and loses a big scoop and his boss fires him. Chris falls in disgrace and the couple has economic difficulties; however Tommy lends money to Cicely and offers an opportunity on the stage as an actress. Cicely is hired and becomes successful and Chris is depressed with the situation. Cicely seeks out Frank Carteret and explains the situation, and he offers a job opportunity to Chris in Russia. He accepts the job but Cicely stays in New York with their son. Along the years, their marriage ends with the distance, but they are still in love with each other.

"Next Time We Love" is a romantic melodrama ahead of time with a mature story of career conflict with marriage, causing separation, reconciliation and infidelity of the two leads. This theme is impressive for a 1936 movie, where usually the woman is submissive and dependable of man's possessions. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "Amemos Outra Vez" ("We Love Again")


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