The Wedding Night

Film

 

Time Out says

Basically a weepie about the star-crossed love between an unhappily married man and an immigrant girl being forced into an arranged marriage. Discreetly lavish (it was the last, following Nana and We Live Again, of Sam Goldwyn's three attempts to promote Sten as a major star) and beautifully shot by Gregg Toland, it is handled with sensitivity by Vidor. But Cooper is rather miscast as a writer escaping the New York socialite round to get back to the soil; the ethnic customs of the Polish tobacco-growing community are too sketchy as well as too picturesque (especially in the wedding sequence); and in determinedly avoiding the statutory happy ending, the film achieves melodrama rather than the tragedy it is aiming for.
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Release details

UK release:

1935

Duration:

83 mins

Cast and crew

Director:

King Vidor

Cast:

Helen Vinson, Walter Brennan, Ralph Bellamy, Anna Sten, Gary Cooper, Sig Ruman

Music:

Alfred Newman

Art Director:

Richard Day

Editor:

Stuart Heisler

Cinematography:

Gregg Toland

Screenwriter:

Edith Fitzgerald

Producer:

Samuel Goldwyn

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