Holy Matrimony

Holy Matrimony

Director: John M. Stahl Cast: Monty Woolley, Dame Gracie Fields, Laird Cregar

DVD (B&W / Full Frame)

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Overview

A man trying to leave his fame behind discovers the perils of choosing to be the wrong unknown person in this farcical British comedy. Priam Farli (Monty Woolley) is an eccentric but famous and well-respected artist who prefers to work in total seclusion -- so much so that he's spent the last 20 years creating his paintings while living on an isolated island in the Pacific, with only his valet, Henry Leek (Eric Blore), for company. When word reaches Farli that he is to be knighted by King Edward VII (Edwin Maxwell), the artist reluctantly sails back to Great Britain with Leek, but en route, his devoted servant dies. Seeing a perfect opportunity to once again escape the public eye, Farli poses as Leek and claims that the great painter was the one who passed away. Farli is not allowed to attend his own funeral, but things get more complicated when Alice Challice (Gracie Fields) appears with a letter in which Leek proposes marriage to her. Wanting to maintain his cover, Farli goes through with the wedding, only to find that Leek was already married, and his first wife (Una O'Connor) would like some explanations as to why her Henry has taken another wife, not to mention wondering where he's been for the past two decades. Laird Cregar, Alan Mowbray, and Fritz Feld highlight the supporting cast.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/16/2012
UPC: 0024543848714
Original Release: 1943
Rating: NR
Source: Fox Mod
Presentation: [B&W, Full Frame]
Time: 1:27:00
Sales rank: 5,144

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Monty Woolley Priam Farll
Gracie Fields Alice Challice
Laird Cregar Clive Oxford
Una O'Connor Mrs. Leek
Alan Mowbray Mr. Pennington
Eric Blore Henry Leek
Melville Cooper Dr. Caswell
Franklin Pangborn Duncan Farli
Ethel Griffies Lady Vale
George Zucco Mr. Crepitude
Fritz Feld Critic
William Austin Critic
Montagu Love Judge
Richard Fraser John Leek
Edwin Maxwell Edward VII
Whit Bissell Harry Leek
Geoffrey Steele Matthew Leek
Lumsden Hare Lady Vale's Footman
Thomas Louden Court Clerk
Ian Wolfe Strawley
Milton Parsons Clerk
Alec Craig Aylmer
Leyland Hodgson Solicitor

Technical Credits
John M. Stahl Director
Lucien Ballard Cinematographer
James Basevi Art Director
James B. Clark Editor
Paul S. Fox Set Decoration/Design
Roger Heman Sound/Sound Designer
Rene Hubert Costumes/Costume Designer
Nunnally Johnson Producer,Screenwriter
Thomas K. Little Set Decoration/Design
Cyril Mockridge Score Composer
Emil Newman Musical Direction/Supervision
Guy Pearce Makeup
Fred Sersen Special Effects
Russell J. Spencer Art Director
E. Clayton Ward Sound/Sound Designer

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