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The World Moves On (1934)

Approved | | Drama, History, Romance | 31 August 1934 (USA)
Richard Girard is part of a New Orleans family working closely with the English Warburtons. When Richard meets Mary Warburton she is engaged to Erik von Gerardt. He does wed Mary but their time in America is financially difficult.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Mrs. Warburton, 1825 / Mary Warburton Girard, 1914
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Richard Girard - 1825 / Richard Girard - 1914
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Erik von Gerhardt
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Baron von Gerhardt (as Siegfried Rumann)
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Baroness von Gerhardt
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Carlos Girard (1825) / Henri Girard (1914)
Stepin Fetchit ...
Dixie
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Gabriel Warburton (1825) / Sir John Warburton (1914)
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Mr. Manning
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John Girard (1825)
Brenda Fowler ...
Madame Agnes Girard (1825)
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Notary (1825)
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The Duallist (1825)
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Madame Girard II (1914)
Charles Bastin ...
Jacques Girard, the Boy (1914)
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Richard Girard is part of a New Orleans family working closely with the English Warburtons. When Richard meets Mary Warburton she is engaged to Erik von Gerardt. He does wed Mary but their time in America is financially difficult.

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Drama | History | Romance | War

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31 August 1934 (USA)  »

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Paz en la Tierra  »

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$727,400 (estimated)
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(Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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This was the first film to be granted the production seal of approval under new guidelines set forth by the Production Code Administration Office and the Motion Picture Producers and Directors of America. The modern US ratings system continued its numbering system, which granted certificates to over 40,000 titles by the mid-2000s. See more »

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Featured in Directed by John Ford (1971) See more »

Soundtracks

Rhapsody in Blue
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Music by George Gershwin (1924)
Played as background to introduce the year 1924
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A hiccup in a great career
19 December 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

There is one bit of dialog that I feel needs to be revisited. The husband says "Are you ready dear?" to his wife before she drops him off at a train station. Her response: "Of course dear, I've been ready for over an hour." This, which is a statement that has never been uttered again by a wife whilst getting ready to be somewhere, and the character Dixie played by Stepin Fetchit (it's surprising how offensive his character plays almost 80 years after this movie was made), are the only two memorable parts in this multi-generational tale directed by John Ford. I don't mean to trivialize this great artists' work, as he earned every accolade ever thrown his way, but this is a hiccup in a nearly flawless career. There are lessons to be learned here about avarice and lust for power, but they're sort of brushed over, because, as it turns out it's difficult to tell a story that spans 100 years in under 2 hours. Just remember to put those who love you and have stuck by you first and you don't need to spend the time seeing this. Rating 16/40


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