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The Bride Wore Red

Date: 1937
Type: Romance / Comedy
Rating: 3 Stars 3/5
Colour: Black and White
Director: Dorothy Arzner
Producer: Joseph L Mankiewicz


A wealth noble man gives a night club singer the chance to spend two weeks in a top hotel pretending to be a wealthy woman from a society family, but then ends up having to decide between wealth and status or love. Whilst this is a roamnce as Joan Crawford has to decied between a wealthy but engaged man who she thinks can gibe her the life she dreams of or the love love of the poor local postman, there is also a darker undercurrent of wealthy people thinking they own and can manipulate poor people. The strength of the film is the performance of Joan Crawford as she takes on the unpleasant characteristics of the wealthy people she is surrounded by. This was JOan Crawford's last film together with her then husband Franchot Tone.


Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
Bride Wore Red