Consolation Marriage (1931)





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Consolation Marriage (British title: Marriage in Haste) stars Irene Dunne and Pat O'Brien. When hero and heroine are jilted by their respective sweethearts Lester Vail and Myrna Loy, they marry each other on the rebound. Having already been burned around the heart, Dunne and O'Brien agree that theirs will be a marriage in name only, with no romance in the equation. Only when they're disastrously reunited with their former lovers do Dunne and O'Brien realize how deeply in love they truly are, and always have been. Surprisingly, though Pat O'Brien and Myrna Loy would enjoy long Hollywood careers, they would not work together on-screen again until they were cast as Burt Reynolds's parents in the 1979 comedy The End.
Comedy , Drama , Romance
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RKO Pictures


Irene Dunne
as Mary Brown Porter
Pat O'Brien
as Steve Porter
Myrna Loy
as Elaine Brandon
John Halliday
as Jeff Hunter
Matt Moore
as The Colonel
Lester Vail
as Aubrey
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Funny but predictable.

Aj V
Aj V

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Two jilted singles fall into a convenient marriage to keep one another company, but have a child together and then the husband naturally gets another shot with his ex, which was the get out of jail free card that they'd entered the relationship relying on. I wasn't all that blown away, probably wouldn't re-watch. Pass, unless you're a huge fan of Irene Dunne, as she carries most of the screen time.

Bill Bryant
Bill Bryant

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