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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Betsy Patterson
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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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The play opened on Broadway, New York City, New York, USA on 7 September 1908 and had only 24 performances. It was based on the actual marriage of Napoleon's brother to Elizabeth Patterson, but it eventually was annulled by order of Napoleon. See more »

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Version of Glorious Betsy (1928) See more »

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La Marseillaise
(1792) (uncredited)
Written by Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle
Played and sung early in the picture
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Just a pleasant, sweet romance
3 January 2005 | by (Florida) – See all my reviews

I wasn't prepared to like this film as much as I did, since I had read the reviews of the people here on the IMD first before commencing to watch it on TCM. It's a good thing I didn't dismiss it, because I liked it much better than Miss Davies' "Page Miss Glory", which preceded it on the broadcast schedule.

The cast was wonderful, the script was meaty for a romantic picture, with some really funny lines, and I enjoyed the sweet romance between the principals, Miss Davies and Dick Powell. Claude Rains was a joy to watch as Napoleon; loved that bathtub scene with his servants scrubbing his manly hairless chest. Sort of like Johnny Rocco (Edward G. Robinson) in "Key Largo", but much funnier.

Special mention goes to character actors Charlie Ruggles, Arthur Treacher, and Edward Everett Horton as would be suitors to Miss Davies; they helped round out the script and bring even more giggles to the story.

I also enjoyed the music, including two pretty tunes by songmeister Harry Warren, and the negro spirituals.

8 out of 10.


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