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Chasing Yesterday (1935)

Approved | | Drama, Romance | 3 May 1935 (USA)
An archaeologist is reminded of a past romance which sends him on a trip to the country, where he falls for the orphaned daughter of his former sweetheart.

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Jeanne Alexandre
O.P. Heggie ...
Sylvestre Bonnard
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Therese
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Mlle. Prefere
Etienne Girardot ...
M. Mouche
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Aristide Coccoz
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Henri (as Trent Durkin)
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Lonely Parisian bibliophile Sylvestre Bonnard (O.P. Heggie), reminded of his long-lost love, travels to her old country estate, where he meets his late former paramour's teenage daughter, Jeanne (Anne Shirley). Enchanted by the girl, whose cruel guardian, Mouche (Etienne Girardot), has placed her in a prison-like boarding school, Sylvestre butts heads with the money-hungry Mouche and the school's severe headmistress (Elizabeth Patterson) in an attempt to alleviate his loneliness. Written by Bill Morrison

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Paris in Spring  »

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This was Junior Durkin's final acting role before his death on May 4, 1935 at the age of 19. See more »

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Opening credits are shown inside a doily border, with photos of the actual actors. See more »

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Version of Le crime de Sylvestre Bonnard (1929) See more »

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Bridal Chorus (Here Comes the Bride)
(1850)
from "Lohengrin"
Written by Richard Wagner
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Saccharine But Fun
28 June 2010 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

Scholarly O.P. Heggie succors Anne Shirley, the orphaned daughter of an old friend, in this watchable screen adaption of an Anatole France story.

RKO did a fairly large number of movies for children in this period, and Miss Shirley, who took her screen name from her most famous role as the titular heroine of ANNE OF GREEN GABLES, was their lead actress for them -- a bit of casting that was already chafing her. This is awfully sweet, at times too sweet, but Mr. Heggie, a usually reliable actor, is excellent. There is also a wealth of supporting talent in this one, often funny and affecting. Miss Shirley is her usual sweet scamp and if the direction of George Nichols Jr. is not excellent, it is competent for the task at hand.


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