Englishman and family black sheep travels the world working odd jobs while dreaming of being a playwright. He meets an admiral's daughter and they fall in love, but he's poor and she's ... See full summary »

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Englishman and family black sheep travels the world working odd jobs while dreaming of being a playwright. He meets an admiral's daughter and they fall in love, but he's poor and she's engaged to a blustery aristocrat who thinks only of hunting. Will true love prevail? Written by Mig G

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23 January 1932 (USA)  »

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Courage  »

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The Laurel and Hardy comedy short Beau Hunks (1931) played in front of this film in many theaters during its original theatrical run. See more »

Quotes

Willie: I'd rather a million times that you never belonged to me, than I had you, and lost you.
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The Wedding March
(1843) (uncredited)
from "A Midsummer Night's Dream, Op.61"
Written by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
Played in the church after the wedding
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The Courage Is All Ours
22 January 2006 | by (NY, NY) – See all my reviews

It's very stagy. Clearly, it was a play. Though opened up, with flashbacks and scenes on lakes, it is like a play -- and a very stodgy one, at that. Indeed, it's like what we imagine the Robert Montgomery character's play would be, based on the few lines we hear.

Montgomery is supposed to be English. His American accent is explained by his going to Canada and then South Africa -- if one views that as an explanation. Madge Evans was a charming performer but one wouldn't know that from her performance here. Beryl Mercer comes through well, as Montgomery's mother. And Roland Young, in a minor role, is good. Was he ever not good? The problem with this is that it's hard to believe the trajectory of Montgomery's life as it's portrayed. It's hard to believe he suddenly became a fine playwright. And it's quite difficult indeed to care about the romance between him and Evans. When many people think of early sound movies, they think of grandiose fluff like this. And that's a shame, since there are so many gems to be mined.


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