Saturday, October 9, 2021

On This Day... Wedding Present (1936)

 Released today back in 1936, Wedding Present was Cary Grant's 24th full length feature film.


When Charlie Mason (Cary Grant) is promoted from irresponsible reporter to hard-nosed city editor, it costs him his girlfriend, ace reporter Rusty Fleming (Joan Bennett). After he hears she's engaged to another, he quits and tries to win her back.


Joan Bennett...Monica 'Rusty' Fleming
Cary Grant...Charlie Mason
George Bancroft...Pete Stagg
Conrad Nagel...Roger Dodacker
Gene Lockhart...Archduke Gustav Ernest
William Demarest...'Smiles' Benson
Inez Courtney...Mary Lawson
Edward Brophy...Squinty
Purnell Pratt... Howard Van Dorn
Douglas Wood...Willett
George Meeker...Gordon Blaker
Damon Ford... Mike Haley
Lois Wilson...Laura Dodacker
Mary Forbes...Mrs. Dodacker
George Offerman Jr....Sammy Smith
John Henry Allen... Jonathan


Marriage License Clerk: [Reviewing a marriage license] Do you solemnly swear that the statements are?... Say! What's the matter with you? You've got the day of your birth down here August 4, 1934. That makes you two years old!
Charlie: That's right. Next year I'll be eligible for the Kentucky Derby... and if you were marrying a girl like mine, you'd feel that young yourself.


We're almost married . . . and we want to stay that way !

JOAN and CARY, the madcap lovers of "Big Brown Eyes", take another hilarious fling at romance. (Print Ad - Albany Evening News, ((Albany NY)) 16 October 1936)

Miss Big Brown Eyes would rather race to a fire than trip to the altar and Cary is the lad who tuned the fire-gongs to the Wedding March.

Lobby Cards:

Directed by Richard Wallace.
Distributed by Paramount Pictures.
Original by Paul Gallico.
Running time: 81 minutes.

Artwork by Rebekah Hawley at Studio36.

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