There Goes the Groom (1937)

64-66 mins | Comedy | 29 October 1937

Director:

Joseph Santley

Producer:

Albert Lewis

Cinematographer:

Milton Krasner

Editor:

Jack Hively

Production Designer:

Van Nest Polglase

Production Company:

RKO Radio Pictures, Inc.
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HISTORY

The working title of this film was Don't Forget to Remember . According to HR , John Boles was first slated to star opposite Ann Sothern. There Goes the Groom was Burgess Meredith's second film and his first screen comedy. HR production charts add Frances Gifford to the cast, but her participation in the final film has not been ... More Less

The working title of this film was Don't Forget to Remember . According to HR , John Boles was first slated to star opposite Ann Sothern. There Goes the Groom was Burgess Meredith's second film and his first screen comedy. HR production charts add Frances Gifford to the cast, but her participation in the final film has not been confirmed. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Daily Variety
25 Sep 37
p. 3.
Film Daily
12 Oct 37
p. 6.
Hollywood Reporter
9 Jun 37
p. 11.
Hollywood Reporter
12 Jul 37
p. 10.
Hollywood Reporter
2 Aug 37
p. 14.
Hollywood Reporter
25 Sep 37
p. 5.
Motion Picture Herald
2 Oct 37
p. 32.
New York Times
25 Dec 37
p. 10.
Variety
13 Oct 37
p. 16.
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
Don't Forget to Remember
Release Date:
29 October 1937
Production Date:
mid July--early August 1937
Copyright Claimant:
RKO Radio Pictures, Inc.
Copyright Date:
29 October 1937
Copyright Number:
LP7711
Physical Properties:
Sound
RCA Victor System
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
64-66
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
PCA No:
3561
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

As impressionable Derek "Dick" Mathews sails his yacht from Alaska, where he has staked a valuable gold mine after two years of prospecting, to San Francisco, he dreams of his reunion with his girl friend, Janet Russell. Unaware of her family's desperate fortune-hunting ways, Dick is devastated when he learns that Janet has become engaged to psychiatrist Dr. Joel Becker and, in his romantic despair, becomes drunk at his college reunion dance. Janet's younger sister Betty, who has worshipped Dick since she was fifteen, takes him back to his yacht where, after hours of intoxicated dancing, he jumps overboard. Later Betty, still wet from rescuing Dick, is found on the yacht by her mother and brother Potter, and in a moment of heartsick rashness, Dick announces his desire to marry the girl. Although the news thrills the greedy Russells, Dick soon begins to regret his impulsive deed, especially after learning of Janet's broken engagement, but is unable to tell Betty how he feels. While sneaking away from his wedding rehearsal with his Klondike comrade, Hank McMann, Dick crashes his car and is sent to the hospital with a head injury. Faking amnesia, Dick is shipped to Dr. Becker's sanitarium, where Becker attempts to jog his memory by staging a football game with his former schoolmate, Potter. Later, when Betty overhears Dick making escape plans with Hank, she informs Becker of the ruse. After first exposing her family as shameless fortune hunters, Betty forces Dick to admit his scheme. Struck literally and figuratively by the infuriated Betty, Dick finally realizes his genuine love for her and proposes in ... +


As impressionable Derek "Dick" Mathews sails his yacht from Alaska, where he has staked a valuable gold mine after two years of prospecting, to San Francisco, he dreams of his reunion with his girl friend, Janet Russell. Unaware of her family's desperate fortune-hunting ways, Dick is devastated when he learns that Janet has become engaged to psychiatrist Dr. Joel Becker and, in his romantic despair, becomes drunk at his college reunion dance. Janet's younger sister Betty, who has worshipped Dick since she was fifteen, takes him back to his yacht where, after hours of intoxicated dancing, he jumps overboard. Later Betty, still wet from rescuing Dick, is found on the yacht by her mother and brother Potter, and in a moment of heartsick rashness, Dick announces his desire to marry the girl. Although the news thrills the greedy Russells, Dick soon begins to regret his impulsive deed, especially after learning of Janet's broken engagement, but is unable to tell Betty how he feels. While sneaking away from his wedding rehearsal with his Klondike comrade, Hank McMann, Dick crashes his car and is sent to the hospital with a head injury. Faking amnesia, Dick is shipped to Dr. Becker's sanitarium, where Becker attempts to jog his memory by staging a football game with his former schoolmate, Potter. Later, when Betty overhears Dick making escape plans with Hank, she informs Becker of the ruse. After first exposing her family as shameless fortune hunters, Betty forces Dick to admit his scheme. Struck literally and figuratively by the infuriated Betty, Dick finally realizes his genuine love for her and proposes in earnest. +

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