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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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According to Ford, he didn't like the script and was told by the producer to film it exactly as written with no changes to the script. Ford turned the lengthy and unwieldy finished product over to the producer and told him to edit it. See more »

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Features Les croix de bois (1932) 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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Stilted drama: for fans of Madeleine Carroll only.
27 November 1999 | by (Chicago, IL) – See all my reviews

Starting in the Civil War South like an across-the-generations romance in the manner of SMILIN' THROUGH, this stilted drama then slogs through World War I and the Great Depression like an American CAVALCADE. John Ford effectively showcases the luminous Madeleine Carroll [including a QUEEN CHRISTINA-like moment of gazing out to sea], but otherwise directs with little commitment to the material. Franchot Tone conveys zero chemistry with his leading lady, so he just goes through the motions, while Ford favorite Stepin Fetchit works his offensive "shuffling darkie" routine, but in Paris. The screenplay seems especially turgid since the situations are arbitrary and reveal little about the characters. Despite an occasional imaginative touch, this all makes for a long 107 minutes.


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