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August Week End (1936)

Not Rated | | Drama | 18 February 1936 (USA)
At a high-society dinner party, a wealthy, older and married man sets his sights on a beautiful young girl who's loved by a younger and not-so-wealthy man.

Director:

Charles Lamont

Writers:

Faith Baldwin (story originally published in Cosmopolitan magazine), Paul Perez (adaptation) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Valerie Hobson ... Claire Barry
Paul Harvey ... George Washburne
G.P. Huntley G.P. Huntley ... Kim Sherwood (as G.P. Huntley Jr.)
Betty Compson ... Ethel Ames
Frank Melton ... Ronnie Washburne
Edgar Norton ... Grimsby
Gigi Parrish Gigi Parrish ... Elinor
Maynard Holmes ... Dave Maxwell
Claire McDowell ... Alma Washburne
Howard Hickman ... Spencer
Paul West Paul West ... Taxi Driver
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At a high-society dinner party, a wealthy, older and married man sets his sights on a beautiful young girl who's loved by a younger and not-so-wealthy man.

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Drama

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This film's earliest documented telecasts took place in San Francisco Wednesday 14 May 1952 on KRON (Channel 4) and in Los Angeles Sunday 7 September 1952 on KECA (Channel 7). See more »

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A fine country-weekend social drama
3 July 2011 | by catherine-71See all my reviews

"August Weekend," adapted from a great ensemble-cast story by Faith Baldwin, stars, among others, Valerie Hobson, Paul Harvey, Claire McDowell, and Betty Compson. Those who enjoy such "weekend at the country estate" stories along the line of Aldous Huxley's "Crome Yellow" will recognize the genre and surely appreciate the deft plot, which pits the stock-market rich against the socially prominent who are financially impoverished, and drags the servants and gardeners along for the ride. Lots of fun 1930s touches here too -- "The Proletarian Handbook" among them. The plot is complex, so don't think that a quick viewing is in order. Each individual has a story to tell, and repressed sexual desire drives those who are not fueled by a desire for wealth. Excellent social observations can be found amidst the old-school styling of the script. Enjoy!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 February 1936 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Weekend Madness See more »

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Mono (RCA Victor High Fidelity Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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