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Forsaking All Others

Forsaking All Others
Theatrical release poster
Directed by W.S. Van Dyke
Produced by Bernard H. Hyman
Written by Joseph Mankiewicz (screenplay)
Based on Forsaking All Others 
by Edward Barry Roberts and Frank Morgan Cavett
Starring Joan Crawford
Clark Gable
Robert Montgomery
Music by William Axt
Cinematography Gregg Toland
George Folsey
Editing by Tom Held
Distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release date(s) December 23, 1934 (1934-12-23)
Running time 83 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Forsaking All Others is a 1934 American romantic comedy-drama film directed by W.S. Van Dyke, and starring Joan Crawford, Clark Gable and Robert Montgomery. In this "comedy of errors", three friends of long-standing are involved in a love triangle. The screenplay was written by Joseph L. Mankiewicz, which was based upon a 1933 play by Edward Barry Roberts and Frank Morgan Cavett. Forsaking All Others is the sixth of eight cinematic collaborations between Crawford and Gable.

Plot summary

Ever since Jeff Williams (Clark Gable) was a child, he has been in love with Mary Clay (Joan Crawford). Returning from Madrid, Spain he wanted to propose to he firsthand. However he comes to a halt, as he finds out that she is being married to Dillon 'Dill' Todd (Robert Montgomery) the very next day. So instead he wishes all the best for the couple. However the next day Dill doesn't show up to the altar, as it turns out that the night before the wedding he ran off and married Connie Barnes (Frances Drake), a woman with whom he had had an affair in Europe some months before. Although what Dill did to Mary was terrible, she still has a soft spot for him. With Mary being single, Jeff tries to win her before it is to late again.



Variety commented, "On the performance end, it is one of Miss Crawford's best."[1]

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External links

  • Internet Movie Database
  • AllRovi
  • TCM Movie Database
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