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The Bride Wore Red (1937) was a Comedy - Drama Film directed by Dorothy Arzner and produced by Joseph L. Mankiewicz.

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The Bride Wore Red (1937)

By Franchot Tone Fan on Jul 30, 2016 From Finding Franchot: Exploring the Life and Career of Franchot Tone

In celebration of Joan and In the Good Old Days of Classic Hollywood's Joan Crawford Blogathon, I am excited to write about my favorite Crawford-Tone film, The Bride Wore Red. Directed by Dorothy Arzner, the screenplay (written by Tess Slesinger and Bradbury Foote) is based on Moln?r's play The Brid... Read full article


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Contessa di Meina: I can imagine nothing of less interest to the rest of us.


Count Rudi Armalia: Very superior waiter. Very superior man, probably. Pity no-one will ever know.


Count Rudi Armalia: Waiters are notoriously better-mannered than those they serve.


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Originally, in 1937, Dorothy Arzner had been assigned by MGM producer Joseph L. Mankiewicz in 1937 to direct Luise Rainer in "The Girl from Trieste," an unperformed Ferenc Molnár play about a prostitute trying to reform herself who discovers the hypocrisies of the respectable class which she aspires to. After the death of Irving Thalberg, Louis B. Mayer was put in charge of MGM. Mayer disliked the perceived exploitation of the female lead's character, and insisted that Molnár's play be rewritten so that it was no longer about a prostitute, but instead a slightly dark Cinderella story with a happy ending. Retitled by Mankiewicz as The Bride Wore Red, Rainer withdrew and was replaced by Joan Crawford.
This was the film that got Joan Crawford labeled "box office poison" after a series of flops.
Ferenc Molnár's play was unpublished and called "The Girl from Trieste."
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