I Loved You Wednesday (1933)

75 or 77 mins | Comedy-drama | 16 June 1933

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HISTORY

The play on which this film was based was a revised version of the unpublished play It Couldn't Happen Twice by Molly Ricardel and William DuBois (copyrighted in 1932).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 NYT 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 loved 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 FD 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 (see above), and that Sam Coslow, a well-known orchestra leader and songwriter, made his screen debut in the film in the role of the orchestra ... More Less

The play on which this film was based was a revised version of the unpublished play It Couldn't Happen Twice by Molly Ricardel and William DuBois (copyrighted in 1932).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 NYT 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 loved 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 FD 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 (see above), 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. More Less

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS
SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
22 Mar 33
p. 2.
Film Daily
3 May 33
p. 7.
Film Daily
16 Jun 33
p. 7.
Hollywood Reporter
16 Jun 33
p. 3.
International Photographer
1 Jun 33
p. 34.
Motion Picture Daily
16 Jun 33
p. 6.
Motion Picture Herald
24 Jun 33
p. 55.
New York Times
16 Jun 33
p. 20.
Variety
20 Jun 33
p. 11.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
PRODUCTION TEXT
Henry King's Production
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
WRITERS
Contr wrt
PHOTOGRAPHY
Cam
Cam op
Cam op
Asst cam
Asst cam
ART DIRECTOR
Settings
FILM EDITORS
Ed asst
COSTUMES
Frocks
MUSIC
SOUND
DANCE
Ballet and dances by
PRODUCTION MISC
Chief grip
Still photog
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the play I Loved You Wednesday by Molly Ricardel and William DuBois (New York, 11 Oct 1932).
SONGS
"Hills of Old New Hampshire," music and lyrics by Will Vodery
"I Found You--I Lost You, I Found You Again," music by I. B. Kornblum, lyrics by L. Wolfe Gilbert
"I Know His Voice," music and lyrics by Charles Oaks
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SONGS
"Hills of Old New Hampshire," music and lyrics by Will Vodery
"I Found You--I Lost You, I Found You Again," music by I. B. Kornblum, lyrics by L. Wolfe Gilbert
"I Know His Voice," music and lyrics by Charles Oaks
"I Loved You Wednesday," music and lyrics by Abner Silver, Walter Kent and Milton Drake
"It's All for the Best," music and lyrics by Richard A. Whiting
"Roll Your Bones," music and lyrics by Sidney D. Mitchell and Harry Akst.
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DETAILS
Release Date:
16 June 1933
Production Date:
began 27 March 1933
Copyright Claimant:
Fox Film Corp.
Copyright Date:
2 June 1933
Copyright Number:
LP3936
Physical Properties:
Sound
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
75 or 77
Length(in feet):
6,900
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
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 ... +


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. +

Legend
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Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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