Wedding Present

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Wedding Present ★★ 1936

After “Big Brown Eyes,” Grant and Bennett were re-teamed for this screwy—but not very funny—screwball comedy. Rusty (Bennett) and Charlie (Grant) are newspaper reporters. When Charlie gets a promotion to editor, he becomes insufferable and Rusty quits. She decides to marry boring writer Dodacker (Nagel) and Charlie goes out of his way to find her the perfect wedding present, which turns out to be himself. Grant's last contract film for Paramount. 81m/B DVD . Cary Grant, Joan Bennett, Conrad Nagel, Gene Lockhart, William Demarest, Inez Courtney; D: Richard Wallace; W: Joseph Anthony; C: Leon Shamroy.