Honeymoon in Bali (1939)

95 mins | Comedy | 29 September 1939

Director:

Edward H. Griffith

Producer:

Jeff Lazarus

Cinematographer:

Ted Tetzlaff

Editor:

Eda Warren

Production Designers:

Hans Dreier, Ernst Fegte

Production Company:

Paramount Pictures, Inc.
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HISTORY

The working titles of this film were My Love for Yours and Are Husbands Necessary? . According to news items in HR , cameraman Charles Schoenbaum took over for Ted Tetzlaff for two days when Tetzlaff fell ill with the flu. Background shots were filmed by Harry Perry in the Bahama Islands. Another news item in HR adds that scenario writer Adele B. Buffington sued the studio because she claimed they based the picture on her manuscript "Black Blizzard." The outcome of that suit has not been determined. Actress Osa Massen (1916--2006) made her American film debut in Honeymoon in Bali ... More Less

The working titles of this film were My Love for Yours and Are Husbands Necessary? . According to news items in HR , cameraman Charles Schoenbaum took over for Ted Tetzlaff for two days when Tetzlaff fell ill with the flu. Background shots were filmed by Harry Perry in the Bahama Islands. Another news item in HR adds that scenario writer Adele B. Buffington sued the studio because she claimed they based the picture on her manuscript "Black Blizzard." The outcome of that suit has not been determined. Actress Osa Massen (1916--2006) made her American film debut in Honeymoon in Bali . More Less

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS
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SOURCE CITATIONS
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DATE
PAGE
Daily Variety
9 Sep 39
p. 3.
Film Daily
13 Sep 39
p. 7.
Hollywood Reporter
13 May 39
pp. 5-6.
Hollywood Reporter
16 May 39
p. 4.
Hollywood Reporter
10 Jun 39
p. 5.
Hollywood Reporter
19 Jun 39
p. 8.
Hollywood Reporter
9 Sep 39
p. 3.
Hollywood Reporter
14 Sep 39
p. 6.
Hollywood Reporter
28 Dec 39
p. 6.
Motion Picture Daily
13 Sep 39
p. 4.
Motion Picture Herald
19 Aug 39
p. 47.
Motion Picture Herald
16 Sep 39
p. 42.
New York Times
21 Sep 39
p. 21.
Variety
13 Sep 39
p. 12.
CAST
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Asst dir
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Int dec
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LITERARY
Based on the short stories "Our Miss Keane" by Grace Sartwell Mason in The Saturday Evening Post (24 May 1923) and "Free Woman" by Katharine Brush in Red Book Magazine (Nov-Dec 1936).
DETAILS
Alternate Titles:
My Love for Yours
Are Husbands Necessary?
Release Date:
29 September 1939
Premiere Information:
World premiere in Wheeling, VA: 14 September 1939
Production Date:
began 15 May 1939
Copyright Claimant:
Paramount Pictures Inc.
Copyright Date:
29 September 1939
Copyright Number:
LP9145
Physical Properties:
Sound
Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
95
Length(in feet):
8,617
Length(in reels):
10
Country:
United States
PCA No:
5480
Passed by NBR:
Yes
SYNOPSIS

Gail Allen, the very successful manager of a Fifth Avenue shop, has taken a vow of independence and foresaken the idea of marriage. Her convictions are tested when she meets Bill Burnett, a visitor from Bali who falls in love with the independent businesswoman. Although warned by her good friend Lorna Smith that there is a very slim line between freedom and loneliness, Gail rejects Bill's proposal of marriage. It is only after Bill returns to Bali that she realizes she cannot live without him and hurries to the island, only to learn that Bill is to marry Noel Van Ness, the woman who has pursued him across continents. Heartbroken, Gail returns to New York on the rebound and proposes to her erstwhile suitor Eric Sinclair. As Eric and Gail plan their wedding, however, Eric learns that Bill has called off his marriage to Noel and gracefully abdicates the alter to ... +


Gail Allen, the very successful manager of a Fifth Avenue shop, has taken a vow of independence and foresaken the idea of marriage. Her convictions are tested when she meets Bill Burnett, a visitor from Bali who falls in love with the independent businesswoman. Although warned by her good friend Lorna Smith that there is a very slim line between freedom and loneliness, Gail rejects Bill's proposal of marriage. It is only after Bill returns to Bali that she realizes she cannot live without him and hurries to the island, only to learn that Bill is to marry Noel Van Ness, the woman who has pursued him across continents. Heartbroken, Gail returns to New York on the rebound and proposes to her erstwhile suitor Eric Sinclair. As Eric and Gail plan their wedding, however, Eric learns that Bill has called off his marriage to Noel and gracefully abdicates the alter to Bill. +

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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