I Loved You Wednesday


1h 20m 1933

Film Details

Release Date
Jun 16, 1933
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Fox Film Corp.
Distribution Company
Fox Film Corp.
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the play I Loved You Wednesday by Molly Ricardel and William DuBois (New York, 11 Oct 1932).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 20m
Sound
Mono
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.37 : 1
Film Length
6,900ft

Synopsis

Vicki Meredith, a ballet dancer living in Paris, is about to take a trip to Brittany with her new lover, Randall Williams, when Randall gets a telegram informing him that his wife has arrived in Paris. Shocked and hurt by the revelation that Randall is married, Vicki leaves Paris for South America to forget him. In South America, Vicki meets Philip Fletcher, a construction engineer, and they fall in love. Five months later, Vicki and Philip sail to New York and part ways, Philip taking a job at Boulder Dam and Vicki going off to Paris to dance again. Five years pass, and Vicki and Philip reunite in New York, only to be intruded upon by Randall, who shows up unexpectedly, and appears still to be interested in Vicki. Randall and Philip vie for Vicki's affections when they escort her to Henri's speakeasy, where Cynthia Williams, Randall's wife, meets Vicki. Cynthia and Vicki become fast friends despite their respective resolves to hate each other. When Vicki learns that both Philip and Randall plan to sail to Paris on the same steamer, she is forced to choose between the two. Vicki wants Philip to invite her along to make her decision easier, but he decides to test her by refusing to ask her. Eventually, Vicki breaks her silence and chooses Philip, and the two are soon married.

Film Details

Release Date
Jun 16, 1933
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Fox Film Corp.
Distribution Company
Fox Film Corp.
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the play I Loved You Wednesday by Molly Ricardel and William DuBois (New York, 11 Oct 1932).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 20m
Sound
Mono
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.37 : 1
Film Length
6,900ft

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Trivia

Notes

The play on which this film was based was a revised version of the unpublished play It Couldn't Happen Twice by Molly Ricardel and William DuBois (copyrighted in 1932). According to the onscreen credits, the engineering scenes were filmed on location at Boulder Dam (which was renamed Hoover Dam in 1947). The New York Times review notes that the film's title was taken from a line in Edna St. Vincent Millay's lyric poem "Thursday." Although the producers of the film failed to obtain permission from Millay to use her poem in the film, the lines, "And if I lived you Wednesday,/Well, what is that to you?/I do not love you Thursday-/So much is true" appeared in the program of the play's engagment at the Sam H. Harris Theatre. A Film Daily news item indicates that the song "My First Love to Last," which was used as a dance tune in the film, was taken from the 1931 Fox film Adorable, and that Sam Coslow, a well-known orchestra leader and songwriter, made his screen debut in the film in the role of the orchestra conductor.