They Knew What They Wanted (Garson Kanin, 1940)

Director: Garson Kanin
Producer: RKO Pictures
Executive Producers: Harry E. Edington, Erich Pommer
Writers: Robert Ardrey, Sidney Howard (play)
Cinematographer: Harry Stradling Sr.
Editor: John Sturges
Art Director: Van Nest Polgase
Set Decoration: Darrell Silvera
Special Effects: Vernon L. Walker
Costumes: Edward Stevenson
Makeup: Mel Burns
Sound: John L. Cass
Music: Alfred Newman

Carole Lombard (Amy Peters)
Charles Laughton (Tony Patucci)
William Gargan (Joe)
Harry Carey (Doctor)
Frank Fay (Father McKee)
Joseph E. Bernard (R.F.D.)
Janet Fox (Mildred)
Lee Tung Foo (Cook)
Karl Malden (Red)
Victor Kilian (Photographer)

Plot Summary
Vinter Tony meets his wife, Amy, via mail. Fearing that she won’t accept his proposal, Tony send Amy a picture of his foreman, Joe, instead of his own. When Amy arrives to Tony’s vineyard, she’s is understandably disappointed, leading to a love triangle between herself, Tony, and Joe.

Release Date: October 19, 1940 (USA)
Running Time: 96 minutes