The Wedding Night

The Wedding Night is a 1935 motion picture directed by King Vidor starring Gary Cooper, Anna Sten, and Ralph Bellamy.

Primary cast

Plot summary

While working on a novel in his country home in Connecticut, married writer Tony Barrett (Cooper) becomes attracted to Manya (Sten), the daughter of a neighboring farmer. Manya is unhappily engaged to Frederik (Bellamy). Due to a snowstorm, Tony and Manya are trapped together in his house overnight. The next day, Manya's father insists her wedding to Frederik take place in spite of Manya's misgivings. Drunkenness and jealousy result in tragedy at the wedding reception that night.

External links


  • "Screen Notes", The New York Times, March 15, 1935.
  • "Second Thoughts on "Wedding Night" ", The New York Times, March 24, 1935.
  • "Critic's Choice: New DVD's" by Dave Kehr, The New York Times, May 22, 2007.

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