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Hearts Divided (1936)

 -  Drama | History | Musical  -  20 June 1936 (USA)
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Napoleon needs money to fight his wars in Europe so he wants 20 million dollars for the Louisiana Territory in the United States. To help the negotiations, he sends his brother, Jerome, to ... See full summary »

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Captain Jerome Bonaparte
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Henry (as Charlie Ruggles)
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John
Arthur Treacher ...
Sir Harry
Henry Stephenson ...
Chas. Patterson
Clara Blandick ...
Aunt Ellen
John Larkin ...
Isham
Walter Kingsford ...
Pichon
Etienne Girardot ...
Du Fresne
Halliwell Hobbes ...
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Pres. Thomas Jefferson
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Madame Letizia
Philip Hurlic ...
Pippin (as Phillip Hurlic)
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Napoleon needs money to fight his wars in Europe so he wants 20 million dollars for the Louisiana Territory in the United States. To help the negotiations, he sends his brother, Jerome, to the U.S. on a goodwill tour. At a Maryland Horse Track, Jerome shows up without notice and soon wins an afternoon tour with Betsy. He falls for her, but she will have little to do with him. She is currently being courted by Henry, John and Harry. The next day, Jerome gets a job teaching Betsy French and they soon fall in love. The family dissuades this as they believe that he is but a tutor. When they meet again at a reception in Washington, Betsy consents to marriage, but Napoleon wants Jerome to marry into European Royalty and demands that Jerome do what is in the best interests of France. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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Eighteen minutes were cut from preview version of the film before its actual release, eliminating several actors listed in studio records and casting call lists. These include (with their character names): Hattie McDaniel (Mammy), Hobart Cavanaugh (Innkeeper), Clinton Rosemond (Black Man) and George Davis (French Sailor). See more »

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Version of Glorious Betsy (1928) See more »

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Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen
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Sung by the Hall Johnson Choir
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A Fun Film
14 June 2003 | by (California) – See all my reviews

I don't generally obsess over the historic errors in films, especially comedies. That may be why I was able to enjoy this picture and the many fine performances. Claude Rains as Napoleon was particularly good. In fact his performance here was the most complex and interesting portrayal of Napoleon I recall seeing which is impressive given the generally humorous tone of the film.

While far from a classic this is a fine movie with many good lines and a very talented cast.


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