Skylark

1941

Skylark

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Claudette Colbert and Ray Milland, stars of the 1940 hit Arise, My Love, were immediately reteamed for Skylark. Adapted from the play by Samson Rafaelson, the film stars Colbert as the wife of a neglectful businessman Milland (her role had been played on Broadway by Gertrude Lawrence). Brian Aherne is a handsome bachelor who hopes to win Colbert away from her husband. At first enjoying her vacation from marriage, Colbert finds she can't keep up with Aherne's peripatetic lifestyle, and returns to Milland. Skylark's comic highlight is a slapstick sequence in which Colbert tries to prepare lunch in a yacht during a storm. The scene was shot in a single take, an accomplishment in which the actress took justifiable pride. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast

Claudette Colbert
as Lydia Kenyon
Ray Milland
as Tony Kenyon
Brian Aherne
as Jim Blake
Binnie Barnes
as Myrtle Vantine
Walter Abel
as George Gore
Grant Mitchell
as Frederick Vantine
Mona Barrie
as Charlotte Gorell
James Rennie
as Ned Franklin
Fritz Feld
as Maitre d'Hotel
Irving Bacon
as Ferryman
Warren Hymer
as Big man in subway car
Hobart Cavanaugh
as Small man in subway car
Leonard Mudie
as Jewelry clerk
Edward Fielding
as Scholarly man in subway car
Patricia Farr
as Waitress
Leon Belasco
as Man with long hair
Margaret Hayes
as Receptionist
Robert Dudley
as Pedestrian
May Boley
as Fat woman in subway car
James Flavin
as Subway guard
Howard Mitchell
as Man in front of Tony
Edward Peil Sr.
as Man behind Tony
Frank Orth
as Subway cashier
Ella Neal
as Usherette
Henry Roquemore
as Bartender
Maggie Hayes
as Receptionist
Francisco Maran
as Mr. Harrison
Armand Kaliz
as Jeweler
Virginia Sale
as Woman in subway car
Minerva Urecal
as Woman in subway car
Keith Richards (II)
as Counterman, 2nd hamburger stand
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