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They Knew What They Wanted Overview:

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 ActorWilliam GarganNominated

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Screen debut of Karl Malden.
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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Best Supporting Actor Oscar 1940

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Also directed by Garson Kanin

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Also produced by Harry E. Edington

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Also released in 1940

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