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Chances (1931)

Not Rated | | Drama, Romance, War | 18 July 1931 (USA)
Two brothers on leave fall for the same girl in World War I London.

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(as Alan Dwan)

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(novel), (adaptation)
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Mrs. Ingleside
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Pvt. Jones
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Two brothers on leave fall for the same girl in World War I London.

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Drama | Romance | War

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Not Rated
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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.33 : 1
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First National constructed its largest set up to that time, for the exterior, interior and garden of an English country home. See more »

Quotes

The General: Well, now, here's the situation, gentlemen. At 9:40 tomorrow night, your batteries will move up and occupy these positions.
Maj. Bradford: Yes sir.
The General: Then, when Jerry attacks in force, your battery, Bradford, will fall back.
Maj. Bradford: Retreat, sir?
The General: Don't be so infernally British, Bradford. As an assault to your patriotism, you may be interested to hear that we intend to drive a wedge into the right flank of the German advance.
Maj. Bradford: Oh, I see sir. Then, my retreat is only a blind.
The General: Exactly.
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Soundtracks

My Buddy
(1922) (uncredited)
Music by Walter Donaldson
Played as background music when Jack returns to Tom at the front
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Can You Kiss With a Stiff Upper Lip?
9 September 2005 | by See all my reviews

We're so far removed at this point from the generation during an after World War I that a film like Chances is almost incomprehensible today. Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. and Anthony Bushell are the Ingleside brothers and both are soldiers, officers and gentlemen in the best British stiff upper lip tradition. Anthony Bushell is in love with a childhood friend played by Rose Hobart and Fairbanks likes to play the field. Problem is that Hobart's decided she's got eyes only for Fairbanks and then Fairbanks realizes what's been blooming in his back yard. If you're a fan of these kind of romantic films and knowing that the background is World War I, you know that the issue will be settled on the battlefield. I don't like panning these kind of films because they do reflect their times and are done with great sincerity. The battle scenes are very nicely done by Warner Brothers. Nevertheless I'm not sure how today's audiences would take to something like this. But I will say that Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. does show in abundance the style and charm that made him a star. It wasn't just on his famous father's name that he stayed a star.


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