Honeymoon in Bali


1h 35m 1939

Film Details

Also Known As
Are Husbands Necessary?, My Love for Yours
Release Date
Sep 29, 1939
Premiere Information
World premiere in Wheeling, VA: 14 Sep 1939
Production Company
Paramount Pictures, Inc.
Distribution Company
Paramount Pictures, Inc.
Country
United States
Location
Bahama Islands
Screenplay Information
Based on the short stories "Our Miss Keane" by Grace Sartwell Mason in The Saturday Evening Post (24 May 1923) and "Free Woman" by Katharine Brush in Red Book Magazine (Nov-Dec 1936).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 35m
Sound
Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.37 : 1
Film Length
8,617ft (10 reels)

Synopsis

Gail Allen, the very successful manager of a Fifth Avenue shop, has taken a vow of independence and foresaken the idea of marriage. Her convictions are tested when she meets Bill Burnett, a visitor from Bali who falls in love with the independent businesswoman. Although warned by her good friend Lorna Smith that there is a very slim line between freedom and loneliness, Gail rejects Bill's proposal of marriage. It is only after Bill returns to Bali that she realizes she cannot live without him and hurries to the island, only to learn that Bill is to marry Noel Van Ness, the woman who has pursued him across continents. Heartbroken, Gail returns to New York on the rebound and proposes to her erstwhile suitor Eric Sinclair. As Eric and Gail plan their wedding, however, Eric learns that Bill has called off his marriage to Noel and gracefully abdicates the alter to Bill.

Film Details

Also Known As
Are Husbands Necessary?, My Love for Yours
Release Date
Sep 29, 1939
Premiere Information
World premiere in Wheeling, VA: 14 Sep 1939
Production Company
Paramount Pictures, Inc.
Distribution Company
Paramount Pictures, Inc.
Country
United States
Location
Bahama Islands
Screenplay Information
Based on the short stories "Our Miss Keane" by Grace Sartwell Mason in The Saturday Evening Post (24 May 1923) and "Free Woman" by Katharine Brush in Red Book Magazine (Nov-Dec 1936).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 35m
Sound
Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.37 : 1
Film Length
8,617ft (10 reels)

Quotes

Trivia

Charles Edgar Schoenbaum took over as director of photography for two days when Ted Tetzlaff caught the flu.

Notes

The working titles of this film were My Love for Yours and Are Husbands Necessary?. According to news items in Hollywood Reporter, cameraman Charles Schoenbaum took over for Ted Tetzlaff for two days when Tetzlaff fell ill with the flu. Background shots were filmed by Harry Perry in the Bahama Islands. Another news item in Hollywood Reporter adds that scenario writer Adele B. Buffington sued the studio because she claimed they based the picture on her manuscript "Black Blizzard." The outcome of that suit has not been determined. Actress Osa Massen (1916-2006) made her American film debut in Honeymoon in Bali.