The Wedding Night
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The Wedding Night
This romantic tragedy centers on the star-crossed love between a troubled and married writer and the beautiful Polish girl who becomes his inspiration. They meet while he and his wife are on a country retreat. As the girl and the writer get to know each other, he learns that her stern father has betrothed her to a man she does not love. In time, she comes to love the writer though. One night, long after his wife has returned to the city, a terrible snowstorm erupts and the girl (who has been working as his housekeeper) is forced to stay the night. Though things almost get romantic, the writer… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Weepie melodrama."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"While there is a mild confusion about whether ingénue Sten is mean to be a new Lombard or a new Garbo, the mixture serves the script's needs."
‑ Jeremy Heilman,
"Much of the pleasure of The Wedding Night rests in the way director King Vidor plays fair with his slight material, never condescending to its melodramatic potential while finding fresh ways to express it."
‑ Fernando F. Croce, Slant Magazine
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