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They Knew What They Wanted (1940)

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96 min | Drama, Romance

While courting a young woman by mail, a rich farmer sends a photograph of his foreman instead of his own, which leads to complications when she accepts his marriage proposal.
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Writers
Robert Ardrey (screenplay) | Sidney Howard (from the Pulitzer Prize Play by)
Cinematographer
Harry Stradling Sr. (as Harry Stradling)
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Updated Oct 19, 1940

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Oct 19, 1940 (United States)

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26 cast members
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Carole Lombard
Amy Peters Amy Peters   See fewer
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Charles Laughton
Tony Patucci Tony Patucci   See fewer
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Harry Carey
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Frank Fay
Father McKee Father McKee   See fewer
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Joseph E. Bernard
The R.F.D. (as Joe Bernard) The R.F.D. (as Joe Bernard)   See fewer
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Janet Fox
Mildred Mildred   See fewer
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Lee Tung Foo
Ah Gee, the Cook (as Lee Tung-Foo) Ah Gee, the Cook (as Lee Tung-Foo)   See fewer
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Victor Kilian
The Photographer The Photographer   See fewer
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Demetrius Alexis
Restaurant Customer (uncredited) Restaurant Customer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ricca Allen
Mrs. Thing (uncredited) Mrs. Thing (uncredited)   See fewer
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Effie Anderson
Nurse (uncredited) Nurse (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bobby Barber
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Marie Blake
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Tom Ewell
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Antonio Filauri
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Millicent Green
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Bobbie Hale
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Paul Le Pere
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Grace Lenard
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Patricia Oakley
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Nestor Paiva
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Paul Panzer
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Joe Sully
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6.2 / 10 | 332 votes