A young lady leaves her brutal husband and meets another man aboard a ship.

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Diana Wynyard ...
Claire Corven
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Tony Croom
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Lady Mont
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Dinny Cherrell
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Sir Gerald Corven
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David Dornford
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Gen. Charwell
Henry Stephenson ...
Sir Laurence Mont
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Brough
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Forsythe
Kathleen Howard ...
Lady Charwell
Gilbert Emery ...
The Judge
E.E. Clive ...
Chayne
Robert Greig ...
Blore
J. Gunnis Davis ...
Benjy
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A young lady leaves her brutal husband and meets another man aboard a ship.

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6 August 1934 (USA)  »

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Over the River  »

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Film debut of Jane Wyatt. See more »

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Lady Mont: If I had my way, I wouldn't let a man marry a girl unless they could both prove they had no individuality at all.
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Highly superior soap
23 March 2009 | by (New York, NY) – See all my reviews

Saw this as part of Cinefest 2009 in Syracuse, and it was a revelation. Not that it doesn't stir high expectations: a Galsworthy novel, adapted by playwright R.C. Sheriff (author of the great antiwar play "Journey's End"), directed with great assurance by James Whale, and with a near-amazing cast. As an abused high society wife trying to wrench free of her extremely nasty husband, Diana Wynyard is ladylike and touching. A very young Jane Wyatt is her confidante, Henry Stephenson is a helpful lawyer relative, and Frank Lawton is the appealing young man who falls in love with her. All are upstaged by Mrs. Patrick Campbell, a formidable presence bellowing every line with relish, and she It's remarkably adult for its day, with a modern attitude about adultery (our heroine doesn't, but the movie seems to believe she should). It's literate and fast-moving, and sandwiched between Whale's "The Invisible Man" and "The Bride of Frankenstein," it's one of several examples of how assured he was outside of the horror genre.


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