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What Every Woman Knows (1934)

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89 min | Comedy

The story takes place in Scotland, where plain Maggie Wylie's family, fearing she may become a spinster, finances young John Shand's studies in return for his agreement to marry her in five years. Recognizing his ambitions, Maggie helps to...See moreThe story takes place in Scotland, where plain Maggie Wylie's family, fearing she may become a spinster, finances young John Shand's studies in return for his agreement to marry her in five years. Recognizing his ambitions, Maggie helps to guide his career without his realizing it. He honors his commitment, even though he does not feel real love for her as she does for him. Will he succumb to the wiles of young aristocratic beauty Sybil, or learn to appreciate Maggie's true worth? Written by Robert Tonsing See less
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Writers
J.M. Barrie (play) (as Sir James Matthew Barrie) | Monckton Hoffe (screenplay) | John Meehan (screenplay) | James Kevin McGuinness (screenplay) (as James K. McGuinness)
Cinematographer
Charles Rosher (photographed by)
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Budget
$ 428,000
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Release date
Oct 19, 1934 (United States)

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29 cast members
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Helen Hayes
Maggie Wylie Maggie Wylie   See fewer
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Brian Aherne
John Shand John Shand   See fewer
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Madge Evans
Lady Sybil Tenterden Lady Sybil Tenterden   See fewer
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Lucile Watson
La Contessa la Brierre La Contessa la Brierre   See fewer
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Dudley Digges
James Wylie James Wylie   See fewer
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Donald Crisp
Mr. David Wylie Mr. David Wylie   See fewer
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David Torrence
Alick Wylie Alick Wylie   See fewer
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Henry Stephenson
Charles Venables Charles Venables   See fewer
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Lowden Adams
Venables' Secretary (uncredited) Venables' Secretary (uncredited)   See fewer
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Norman Ainsley
La Comtesse's Butler (uncredited) La Comtesse's Butler (uncredited)   See fewer
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Sidney Bracey
Constituent Shouting 'Three Cheers' (uncredited) Constituent Shouting 'Three Cheers' (uncredited)   See fewer
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Larry Burke
Tenor Singing During Opening Credits (voice) (uncredited) Tenor Singing During Opening Credits (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Phyllis Coghlan
Alice - Maggie's Maid in London (uncredited) Alice - Maggie's Maid in London (uncredited)   See fewer
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George Cowl
Cabinet Member (uncredited) Cabinet Member (uncredited)   See fewer
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Phillip Dare
Bridegroom (uncredited) Bridegroom (uncredited)   See fewer
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Neil Fitzgerald
Shand's Friend (uncredited) Shand's Friend (uncredited)   See fewer
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Elinore Grant
Committee Member (uncredited) Committee Member (uncredited)   See fewer
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Winter Hall
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Eve Harrower
Katie Campbell - Bride at Railway Station (uncredited) Katie Campbell - Bride at Railway Station (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ramsay Hill
Cabinet Member (uncredited) Cabinet Member (uncredited)   See fewer
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Olaf Hytten
Meeting Chairman (uncredited) Meeting Chairman (uncredited)   See fewer
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G.L. McDonnell
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Donald Meek
Snibby - Jeweler (uncredited) Snibby - Jeweler (uncredited)   See fewer
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Janet Murdoch
Shand's Mother (uncredited) Shand's Mother (uncredited)   See fewer
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Wedgwood Nowell
Party Supporter (uncredited) Party Supporter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Pat O'Hara
Shand's Second Friend (uncredited) Shand's Second Friend (uncredited)   See fewer
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William Stack
Tenterden - Sybil's Brother (uncredited) Tenterden - Sybil's Brother (uncredited)   See fewer
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Larry Steers
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David Thursby
Best Man (uncredited) Best Man (uncredited)   See fewer
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6.8 / 10 | 263 votes