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triangle comedy drama
- george snedker
formula romantic triangle comedy drama of interest only for it's big stars and great support cast charles butterworth & billie burke and a young rosalind russell
WHO WOULD PLAY THEIR PARTS TODAY?
- RIC PANTALE
Forsaking All Others, is a rather odd movie. Releasd in 1934 and it shows it.From the unbelievably bad rear projection shots to the overwhemingly annoying Madcap antics.I wanted to slap Robert Montgomery and tell him to get serious. He is the most annoying of all. Way overdone character acting.Gable is fine and Joan Crawford shows a nice, cute, personality that somehow dissapeared as she got older. OK, it's 1934, a different world, but please, someone in the audience at that time must have recognized how corny it was.
Saw this one today on tcm! Love it! It was hilarious and fun! Who knew Joan Crawford was that fun!? She was very pretty in it, and Clark was handsome as always! Thank-you for showing this one, I will be buying the dvd.
rosalind russell and robert montgomery
humor has been used by women to overcome domination by men without being viewed as overbearing. the tactic has worked for generations. rosalind russell was one of the best actors who used comedy to empower women. playing off of a very funny robert montgomery, russell could make impressive points about women's equality. she did this so often in her films. unfortunately, joan crawford was given lead roles that did anything but project empowering images of women. she allowed herself to be used as a toy for a man's pleasure. usually, sexual pleasure. that's not what type of character women needed during a critical time period in the history of the women's rights movement. russell was the antithesis of a character to crawford's, thank god.
Completely Predictable Crawford
Yawner. Another predictable Crawford flop, with Clark Gable as a prop. Marriage-wrecker, victim, fool-hardy, playing right into the worst kind of stereotypes of a women is what's so predictable about the characters Crawford shows up to project on screen. That image is herself every time I look. The names & costumes change. The men change. But Crawford can't. It's like a singer who can only sing one song, but still calls themself a singer. Gable's no different. The ideal couple of egos.
EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED
Expect the unexpected out of this stellar cast in this screwball comedy! The impromptu cocktail party over Mary on the massage table was rather odd. Billie Burke (aka Wizard of Oz's Good Witch) is a charming character. Favorite scenes were Mary living life as a "pioneer woman" at the mountain retreat after being stood up at the altar. There are quite a collection of peculiarly interesting scenes when Mary agrees to a drive with her ex-fiance, the now married Dillon. Sadly, the audio is distractingly scratchy on this version. Overlooking that, Joan Crawford and Clark Gable are an enduring force with Robert Montgomery and Frances Drake rounding out the party.