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  • TBC
  • Adventure, Drama
  • 1936
  • 139 mins

Anthony Adverse

Anthony Adverse

About

Lame, over ambitious attempt at a globetrotting swashbuckler, with Frederic March in the title role as the man on a mission to discover the truth about his life. As a unwanted child whose mother died while giving birth to him, he is bought up at a convent, becomes the apprentice of a local merchant, and is given his mocking name. Through a series of contrivances, he travels through Europe, the Americas and Africa in a search of adventure.

Cast & Connections

  • Actor: Olivia de Havilland, Louis Hayward, Claude Rains, Frederic March, Anita Louise, Edmund Gwenn
  • Director: Mervyn LeRoy
  • Writer: Sheridan Gibney
  • Producer: Henry Blanke
  • Photographer: Tony Gaudio

In a nutshell

The glorious Technicolor is mildly distracting, but March is no great action hero, as unconvincing as the plot.

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