Breakfast for Two

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In this screwball comedy, Valentine Ransome Barbara Stanwyck is an heiress who falls for Jonathan Blair Herbert Marshall, a carefree playboy who owns part of a large steamship line. However, Valentine doesn't especially like Jonathan's brassy fiancé, Carol Wallace Glenda Farrell, and thinks he needs to start taking a more serious attitude about his money and his investments. To teach Jonathan a lesson and get closer to him in the process, Valentine arranges to buy enough stock in the shipping company that she's ...
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Overview

In this screwball comedy, Valentine Ransome Barbara Stanwyck is an heiress who falls for Jonathan Blair Herbert Marshall, a carefree playboy who owns part of a large steamship line. However, Valentine doesn't especially like Jonathan's brassy fiancé, Carol Wallace Glenda Farrell, and thinks he needs to start taking a more serious attitude about his money and his investments. To teach Jonathan a lesson and get closer to him in the process, Valentine arranges to buy enough stock in the shipping company that she's the majority owner, and begins giving him orders about how things should be done. Jonathan isn't about to stand for that, and set off for a cruise on one of his ships, with Carol in tow and every intention of having the ship's captain marry them. But Jonathan's sidekick Butch Eric Blore doesn't like Carol any more than Valentine, and seizes every available opportunity to throw a spanner into the works. The same year that the versatile Barbara Stanwyck starred in this comic trifle, she received an Oscar nomination for her dramatic work in the movie Stella Dallas.
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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Hans J. Wollstein
Barbara Stanwyck in a Carole Lombard role? Well, that is what you get with Breakfast for Two, a rather stilted screwball comedy that certainly could have used Lombard's savoir faire. Not that Stanwyck falls flat on her face -- she never did -- but she just doesn't strike one as the carefree type. The result is a comedy that doesn't really know which way to turn. Fortunately, the supporting cast is made up by the likes of Eric Blore, Donald Meek, and Etienne Girardot, who are always good for a chuckle or two. Interestingly, the quintessential Carole Lombard comedy, Nothing Sacred, premiered mere days after Breakfast for Two.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/20/2009
  • UPC: 883316161784
  • Original Release: 1937
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  • Source: Warner Archives
  • Presentation: B&W / Full Frame
  • Time: 1:08:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 52,893

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Barbara Stanwyck Valentine Ransome
Herbert Marshall Jonathan Blair
Glenda Farrell Carol Wallace
Eric Blore Butch
Frank M. Thomas Sam Ransome
Donald Meek Justice of Peace
Pierre Watkin Gordon Faraday
Etienne Girardot Meggs
Bobby Barber
William Gould
Edward J. Le Saint
Tom Ricketts
Landers Stevens
Sidney Bracey Butler
Harold Goodwin Chauffeur
George Irving Board Chairman
Larry Steers Committeeman
Monte Vandergrift
Technical Credits
Alfred Santell Director
George Hively Editor
Roy Hunt Cinematographer
Charles S. Kaufman Screenwriter
Edward Kaufman Producer
Van Nest Polglase Art Director
Viola Brothers Shore Screenwriter
Darrell Silvera Set Decoration/Design
Edward Stevenson Costumes/Costume Designer
Paul Yawitz Screenwriter
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