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The Howards of Virginia (1940)

Approved  |   |  Drama, History, War  |  19 September 1940 (USA)
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Beautiful young Virginian Jane steps down from her proper aristocratic upbrining when she marries down-to-earth surveyor Matt Howard. Matt joins the Colonial forces in their fight for ... See full summary »

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Jane Peyton-Howard
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Fleetwood Peyton (as Sir Cedric Hardwicke)
Alan Marshal ...
Roger Peyton
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Paul Kelly ...
Captain Jabez Allen
Irving Bacon ...
Tom Norton
Elisabeth Risdon ...
Aunt Clarissa (as Elizabeth Risdon)
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Mrs. Norton
Tom Drake ...
James Howard at 16 (as Richard Alden)
Phil Taylor ...
Peyton Howard at 18
Rita Quigley ...
Mary Howard at 17
Libby Taylor ...
Dicey
Richard Gaines ...
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Beautiful young Virginian Jane steps down from her proper aristocratic upbrining when she marries down-to-earth surveyor Matt Howard. Matt joins the Colonial forces in their fight for freedom against England. Matt will meet Jane's father in the battlefield. Written by Anonymous

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The Vivid Drama Of A Nation's Birth !

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Drama | History | War

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19 September 1940 (USA)  »

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Pasión de libertad  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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Film debut of James Westerfield. See more »

Goofs

During a scene where Matt Howard (Cary Grant) is in his room shaving, with shaving soap on his face, and having a conversation with Thomas Jefferson (Richard Carlson) - A knock on the door is heard - Fleetwood Peyton (Sir Cedric Hardwicke) enters, Matt Howard turns to Fleetwood and the shaving soap has disappeared from his face. See more »

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The Huntsman and His Master
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Performed by an unidentified male (piano and vocal)
Reprised a cappella by Cary Grant
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Cary was dreary
5 July 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I liked this movie despite the dreadful miscasting of Cary Grant. His performance beggared all description. What were they thinking? Cary looked like he had been on amphetamines, jerky and hyperactive. He sounded like an Englishman trying to speak like he thought an American should sound. Grant realized that his performance was woefully bad and vowed never to do a costume drama again. Unfortunately he must have forgotten that pledge for seventeen years later he starred in The Pride and the Passion with Frank Sinatra and Sophia Loren. While he was bad in this role too, he did not stand out as much as Frank and Sophia were equally inept. Cedric Hardewick, Richard Carlson and Martha Scott were competent in their roles in HOV which contrasted Grant's fiasco.


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