Thursday, December 29, 2016

Wedding Present 1936

     Rusty Fleming and Charlie Mason are both reporters in Chicago.  They work on a tabloid paper and they are thinking about getting married.  The city editor is looking for them but they are at the courthouse trying to get a marriage license.  They make it to the window twice but the second time is 5PM and closing time.  They decide maybe they weren’t meant to marry and they should really think this over.  Charlie takes over the city editor job and he wants to prove to Rusty and himself that he can be serious.  Unfortunately, Rusty has met Roger Dodacker and they are getting married.  Charlie doesn’t know what he’s going to do??
     This is dated and there is a LOT of running around in the plot.  Rusty cries in a phone booth when they decide not to get married but she decides she’s through with Charlie.  Up and down, back and forth!!  2 ½* (This movie is so-so)  

81 min, Comedy directed by Richard Wallace with Joan Bennett, Cary Grant, George Bancroft, Conrad Nagel, Gene Lockhart, William Demarest, Inez Courtney, Edward Brophy, Purnell Pratt, Douglas Wood, Gordon Blaker.

Note:  Imdb 6.4 out of 10, 41% audience on Rotten Tomatoes, TCM 3*.
Special Note:  This film is one of over 700 Paramount pictures made between 1929 and 1949 that were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution.

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