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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.


Alexander Korda


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


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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


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


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Release Date:

30 January 1933 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Ensayo nupcial See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Tobis-Klangfilm) (uncredited)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Merle Oberon's first credited film role. See more »


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 »


Harry: Now tell me, my boy, what do you think about marriage?
Marquis of Buckminster: [tying his bow tie] Marriage? Well now, um, have you ever bought a tie?
Harry: A tie?
Marquis of Buckminster: Yes, you know, you see a tie in a shop window, and you think, "That's the tie I've longed for always. And I've got to have it."
Harry: But we're talking about marriage, my boy.
Marquis of Buckminster: Yes, I know. Well... you go into the shop, and the price is a bit bigger than you expected, but you get it, and you put it on and look at it in the shop mirror, and it's the exact, delicate, ...
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Those Shropshire twins
5 October 2018 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

Wedding Rehearsal is an interesting and gloriously dated film of upper class society in Great Britain between the World Wars. It's hard to believe that these twits actually ruled a world wide empire, coming apart at the seams as it was in 1932.

Roland Young a titled Marquis loves the life of a bachelor, but unless he gets married and quick he's going to be cut out of the will and then heaven forfend might have to go to work. So he becomes a matchmaker to the Shropshire twins Wendy Barrie and Joan Gardner to a pair of commoners but with the distinctly British upper crust names of Binkie (John Loder) and Toodles (Maurice Evans).

In the meantime it's commoner Merle Oberon who sets her cap for Young and of course what do you think happens in the end. Not terribly hard to figure out.

To say this is dated is to say milk is white. Back in the day Hitler over in the Germany he took over used to import films like this to show how truly decadent the British had become and what an easy place it would be to knock over. After looking at Wedding Rehearsal you might think so.

This was Alexander Korda's first film and he did love the British aristocracy.

Binkie and Toodles? I mean, really.

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