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Forsaking All Others (1934)

Passed | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 23 December 1934 (USA)
Dill leaves Mary standing at the altar in order to marry his old flame, Connie, instead. Knowing that Mary still has feelings for Dill, Jeff keeps quiet about his own love for her.

Director:

W.S. Van Dyke

Writers:

Joseph L. Mankiewicz (screen play), Frank Cavett (from the play by) (as Frank Morgan Cavett) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Robert Montgomery ... Dillon Todd
Joan Crawford ... Mary Clay
Clark Gable ... Jeff Williams
Charles Butterworth ... Shemp
Billie Burke ... Aunt Paula
Frances Drake ... Connie Barnes Todd
Rosalind Russell ... Eleanor
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Hooper Atchley ... (scenes deleted)
Margaret Bert ... (scenes deleted)
Edward Brophy ... (scenes deleted)
Lillian Harmer ... (scenes deleted)
Forrester Harvey ... (scenes deleted)
Ted Healy ... (scenes deleted)
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Storyline

Dill leaves Mary standing at the altar in order to marry his old flame, Connie, instead. Knowing that Mary still has feelings for Dill, Jeff keeps quiet about his own love for her. Written by Diana Hamilton <hamilton@gl.umbc.edu>

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 December 1934 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ein Herz ist zu verschenken See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The original play opened in New York City, New York, USA on 1 March 1933 and had 110 performance. Tallulah Bankhead played Mary Clay and the cast included Ilka Chase, Barbara O'Neil, Cora Witherspoon, Fred Keating, Anderson Lawler, Harlan Briggs and George Lessey. See more »

Goofs

When Robert Montgomery exits the bathroom singing "The Toreador Song", he starts 'singing' before his mouth actually opens. See more »

Quotes

Mary Clay: Just look at those cornflowers... When I was a kid, I said I wanted to be married in a cornflower dress. Dill remembered. Married in hundreds of cornflowers. What a perfect wedding.
Eleanor: It's a matter of taste. I'd just soon be married in alcohol.
Aunt Paula: Eleanor!
Eleanor: Oh, now, don't worry, Paula. I'll be so old they'll have to pickle me in something!
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Crazy Credits

In the opening credits the three stars of the film, Joan Crawford, Clark Gable, and Robert Montgomery are seen walking hand in hand. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Knots Landing: Forsaking All Others (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

Row Row Row Your Boat
(uncredited)
Traditional
Sung a cappella at various times by Robert Montgomery, Joan Crawford and Charles Butterworth
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Crawford Gable and Montgomery Earn Their Money--The Hard Way
16 August 2002 | by mp99See all my reviews

The sort of old movie that makes old movies seem, well, OLD. The dialogue creaks and heaves towards the punch lines, the plot twists can be seen coming a mile away, and the characters behavior is totally subservient to the need to keep the hero and heroine from recognizing their obvious love for one another until the last possible moment. That Joan Crawford, Clark Gable, and Robert Montgomery bring something even RESEMBLING emotional truth to this remainder-bin exercise is a tribute to their talent. As for poor Crawford, she has to do this heavy lifting in a closet full of really ugly costumes, full of frills and doo-dads (in one scene, she wears an evening gown covered with what looks like looped extension cords--was the designer smoking dope when they dreamed this one up?). Anyone who says they don't make movies like they used to is right--and that isn't necessarily a bad thing . . .


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