A crook's ex-wife marries the state's governor, and the crook sees an opportunity to make some money by threatening to expose his wife's past if the governor doesn't pay him off. The ... See full summary »
John Francis Dillon
Robert Emmett O'Connor
The real-life courtship, marriage, and forced breakup of Jérôme Bonaparte, brother of Napoleon, and his rich wife from the American south, Elizabeth Patterson. Napoleon did not approve of the union and fixes him up with another girl.
Queen Helen of Troy ( María Corda ), piqued by her husband's lack of interest in her, elopes with Paris ( Ricardo Cortez ) to Sparta. Menelaus ( Lewis Stone ), her husband, egged on by his ... See full summary »
Stephen Sorrell, a decorated war hero, raises his son Kit alone after Kit's mother deserts husband and child in the boy's infancy. Sorrell loses a promising job offer and is forced to take ... See full summary »
Masterful Schildkraut performance in domestic drama.
It has been almost thirty years since I saw an archive print of this but Rudolph Schildkraut's performance (father to Joseph) still remains with me as an outstanding one and far deserving of an Oscar nomination that first year of the Academy. This is a film about immigrants settling into the land of opportunity - the USA - patriotic, yes and at times quite touching. Still, it's Schildkraut that carries the film - a great performance.
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