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They Knew What They Wanted

An Italian wine grower who is courting a woman by post sends her a photo without mentioning that it is actually a mugshot of his handsome foreman.

Adaptation of Sidney Howard's play about an Italian wine grower who conducts a courtship by mail with a lonely waitress and asks her to marry him. When she arrives at his California vineyard, however, she discovers the photograph he sent her was not of himself but of his foreman. Though she agrees to go ahead with the wedding, it is the handsome foreman she turns to for comfort when the farmer is injured in an accident.

1 hour, 24 minutes

Last on

Sat 29 Oct 2016 06:35

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Role Contributor
Tony Patucci Charles Laughton
Amy Peters Carole Lombard
Red Karl Malden
Joe William Gargan
Doctor Harry Carey
Father McKee Frank Fay
RFD Joseph E Bernard
Red Karl Malden
Mildred Janet Fox
Ah Gee, the Cook Lee Tung Foo
Director Garson Kanin
Producer Erich Pommer
Writer Robert Ardrey