The Wedding Night

Synopsis: Because his finances are low and he is seeking background for a new book, author Tony Barratt and his wife Dora return to his country home in Conneecticut. While he is finding a theme for his book on the lives and customs of the local, immigrant tobacco farmers, his wife returns to New York and, alas, his Japanese servant deserts him. He meets a neighboring farm girl, Manya Novak, and hires her to cook his meals and clean his house. They soon fall in love. But, following the customs of the old country, her father has entered a 'marriage bargain' for her to wed a man, Fredrik Sobieski, not of her choosing.
Genre: Drama, Romance
Director(s): King Vidor
Production: United Artists
  1 win & 1 nomination.
83 min

- Yes, the men work like horses, too.

Never mind the typewriter, Taka.

- Bring this.

- Yes, ma'am.

That's the most important item

in the household.

So much land, nobody use.

He doesn't need to farm.

He must be rich if he writes books.


Better we go to back door?

And why the back door?

We're as good as he is.

He must not know that I'm rich,

or price will be high.

But, Father, I told you, Americans

don't act poor to do good business.

All right, front door.

But remember, you do the talking.

All right, Father.

You got everything, right?

Yes, Father. The land is no good.

Nobody used it for 30 years.

- No more than $5,000.

- Right.


Come in!

How do you do?

If you're looking for work,

I turned away six already.

I'd be glad to take you on, though,

if you'll work for nothing.

That is, nothing or old whiskey bottles.

That's the best I can do.

- We're not looking for work.

- No?

Well, you're lucky.

Would you sit down?

No, thank you.

Talk, Manya.

Mr. Barrett, we came

to see about a field you had.

Is by my land, on this side.

- Nobody's used it for a long time.

- For 30 years, nobody use.

- It would have to be cleared...

- Is full of rocks and weeds.

- All right, Father, you talk.

- You do okay. Go ahead.

Mr. Barrett, my father wants this field.

If you're interested in selling,

how much do you think you'd want?

Well, as far as I'm concerned,

if you've got an old pair of shoes or...

- What?

- I mean, well...

Well, it's customary for the buyer

to make an offer, isn't it?

- Then we'll offer you $4,000.

- $4,000?

Well, if you don't think that's enough,

we might go to...

To $5,000.

- Cash?

- Yes.

Well, that's different.

I didn't understand, that's all.

You take $5,000?

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Edwin H. Knopf

Edwin H. Knopf (November 11, 1899 – December 27, 1981) was an American film producer, film director, and screenwriter. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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