They Knew What They Wanted (1940) was a Drama - Romance Film directed by Garson Kanin and produced by Harry E. Edington and Erich Pommer.
Academy Awards 1940 --- Ceremony Number 13 (source: AMPAS)
|Best Supporting Actor||William Gargan||Nominated|
A 'Look' at "They Knew What They Wanted"By carole_and_co on Nov 17, 2020 From Carole & Co.
"They Knew What They Wanted" was Carole Lombard's second film with Charles Laughton, but it was a far cry from their late 1933 Paramount potboiler "White Woman." This was made for RKO in 1940, an adaptation of a Pulitzer Prize-winning play whose racy subject matter (waitress falls for yardhand whom ... Read full article
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Basis for the Broadway musical Most Happy Fella.
In March 1941, RKO was distributing this film on a double bill with Queen of Destiny. (Queen of Destiny was distributed with the alternate title "Queen of Destiny".)
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