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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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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Screen debut of Karl Malden.
Basis for the Broadway musical Most Happy Fella.
Screen debut of Tom Ewell.
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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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