Wealthy Brice Wayne enters West Point and, though he does well on the football field, angers fellow cadets with his arrogance. Disciplined by the coach he yells "To hell with the Corps!" ... See full summary »
It's the mid-nineteenth century. The neighboring Shore and Crowninshield families of the American east coast have a long tradition of seafaring. Of Jeremiah Shore's four sons, the only one not at sea is the youngest, Joel Shore, solely because of his age. Joel has had a long friendship with the Crowninshield's daughter, Priscilla Crowninshield, that friendship which is now on the brink of romantic love as they become of age, although this new-found love is unspoken on both sides. Joel hopes that when his eldest brother, Mark Shore, captain of the Nathan Ross, returns home from his latest voyage, he will allow Joel to sail with him. Although Mark still sees Joel as the "youngin'" of the family, Joel, through slightly underhanded means, is able to convince Mark that he is man enough to become a sailor. Also on this layover at home, Mark notices that Priscilla has become a beautiful young woman, who he now wants to marry. Mark arranges the engagement with his father and Priscilla's ... Written by
Ramon Novarro, Joan Crawford, and Ernest Torrence have all done better work than they accomplish in this 19th century melodrama about two brothers pining after the same woman. The writing is a bit silly and the direction is alright though nothing spectacular.
Joan Crawford and Ernest Torrence's characters are both sympathetic, while Ramon Novarro's hero is too clueless to be taken seriously. The resolution of the love triangle and the fate of the lonely end of said triangle is predictable.
Unless you're a big fan of any of the stars involved, I'd skip this one. The melodrama is too basic to be any fun.
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