PG certificateThey Knew what They Wanted is a Film programme that first aired in 1940 and has been classified a PG certificate.

They Knew what They Wanted is a 3 star programme

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They Knew what They Wanted (1940)

Directed by
Garson Kanin

Adaptation of Sidney Howard's play about an Italian wine grower who conducts a courtship by post with a lonely waitress and asks her to marry him. When she arrives at his California vineyard, however, she discovers the photograph he sent her was not of himself but of his foreman. Though she agrees to go ahead with the wedding, it is the handsome foreman she turns to for comfort when the farmer is injured in an accident.

Written by ,

Genre: Film

Running Time: 85 minutes (approx)

Production Year: 1940

3/5 Stars

Classification: PG Certificate

Production Country: USA

Filmed in Black and White

When is They Knew what They Wanted next on TV?

It's next showing on BBC 2 October 29th, 6:35am and on BBC 2 Northern Ireland October 29th, 6:35am. See more...


Carole Lombard...Amy Peters
Charles Laughton...Tony Patucci
William Gargan...Joe
Harry Carey Jr....The doctor
Frank Fay...Father McKee
Joseph E. Bernard...The R.F.D.
Janet Fox...Mildred
Lee Tung Foo...Ah Gee the Cook
Image for Karl MaldenKarl Malden...Red
Victor Kilian...The photographer