The Wedding Night (1935)

The Wedding Night


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This romantic tragedy centers on the star-crossed love between a troubled and married writer and the beautiful Polish girl who becomes his inspiration. They meet while he and his wife are on a country retreat. As the girl and the writer get to know each other, he learns that her stern father has betrothed her to a man she does not love. In time, she comes to love the writer though. One night, long after his wife has returned to the city, a terrible snowstorm erupts and the girl (who has been … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Romance, Classics, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Edith Fitzgerald
In Theaters:
On DVD: May 22, 2007



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as Manya Novak

as Dora Barrett

as Fredrik Sobieski

as Jan Nowak

as Kaise Nowak

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as Mrs. Sobieski

as Grandmother

as Hezzie Jones

as Bill Jenkins

as Heywood

as Frederica Sobieski

as Uncle

as Truck Driver

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Critic Reviews for The Wedding Night

All Critics (4) | Top Critics (1)

Full Review… | February 23, 2012
Top Critic

Weepie melodrama.

Full Review… | September 7, 2009
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

While there is a mild confusion about whether ingénue Sten is mean to be a new Lombard or a new Garbo, the mixture serves the script's needs.

Full Review… | August 7, 2009

Much of the pleasure of The Wedding Night rests in the way director King Vidor plays fair with his slight material, never condescending to its melodramatic potential while finding fresh ways to express it.

Full Review… | May 24, 2007
Slant Magazine

Audience Reviews for The Wedding Night

Heavy handed dour drama was the last of the big budget films to try and turn Anna Sten, Goldwyn's Folly, into another Garbo. The mistake of that was the actress while not bad, a little overfond of popping her eyes but otherwise fine, isn't suited to that persona. Had they pursued a lighter image for her which she seems inclined to perhaps her career would have fared better in American films. Poor Ralph Bellamy, usually an enjoyable presence in pictures, is made ridiculous by his silly casting as a Polish peasant. Cooper fares better mostly because an accent is not forced upon him and his star power is able to shine through. The person who comes across best even though her character is not the most pleasant is Helen Vinson as Cooper's estranged wife. It is at times confusing since she and Sten bear a strong resemblance to each other a fact not played up in the movie and so it serves no purpose but to distract the audience.

jay nixon

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