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Tookey's Rating
5 /10
 
Average Rating
5.75 /10
 
Starring
Fredric March, Olivia De Havilland, Gale Sondergaard
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Directed by: Mervyn Le Roy
Written by: Sheridan Gibney, from Hervey Allen's novel

 
 
 
Released: 1936
   
Genre: ACTION
SWASHBUCKLER
ADVENTURE
COSTUME
   
Origin: US
   
Colour: BW
   
Length: 139
 
 


 

Ambitious young man (Fredric March) has adventures in 19th century US.

Reviewed by Chris Tookey

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Big, bold blockbuster of its day, with extravagant production and rousing, melodramatic performances - but it does go on a bit, the story is laughable, and March looks an uncomfortable swashbuckler. Gaetano Gaudio's cinematography won an Oscar, as did Ralph Dawson's editing and the score by Erich Wolfgang Korngold and Leo Forbstein. Despite several hostile reviews, including oone in the influential New York Times, the movie was voted eighth in The Film Daily annual poll of US film critics.

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