6.3/10
679
12 user 2 critic

All the Brothers Were Valiant (1953)

Approved | | Adventure, Drama, Romance | 13 November 1953 (USA)
In the South Pacific islands, two brothers, one good and one bad, fight over the same girl and over a bag of pearls.

Director:

Writers:

, (novel)
Reviews

Watch Now

From $2.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

ON DISC
Nominated for 1 Oscar. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Green Fire (1954)
Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

In Colombia, mining engineer Rian Mitchell discovers Carrero, the lost emerald mine of the Conquistadors, but has to contend with notorious local bandit El Moro's gang and with coffee planter Catherine Knowland's love.

Director: Andrew Marton
Stars: Stewart Granger, Grace Kelly, Paul Douglas
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Richard Burton plays a Scottish Army officer put in charge of a disparate band of ANZAC troops on the perimeter of Tobruk with the German Army doing their best to dislodge them.

Director: Robert Wise
Stars: Richard Burton, James Mason, Robert Newton
The Last Hunt (1956)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Set in the early 1880s, this is the story of one of the last buffalo hunts in the Northwest. Sandy McKinzie is tired of hunting buffalo, and tired of killing-Charley on the other hand ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Brooks
Stars: Robert Taylor, Stewart Granger, Lloyd Nolan
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

King Arthur's rule is threatened by the adulterous love between Sir Lancelot and Queen Guinevere, a relationship the king's enemies hope to exploit.

Director: Richard Thorpe
Stars: Robert Taylor, Ava Gardner, Mel Ferrer
Drama | Film-Noir | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

While on the telephone, an invalid woman overhears what she thinks is a murder plot and attempts to prevent it.

Director: Anatole Litvak
Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Burt Lancaster, Ann Richards
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

During the Napoleonic wars, a British naval captain has adventures in Central American waters.

Director: Raoul Walsh
Stars: Gregory Peck, Virginia Mayo, Robert Beatty
Biography | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A highly fictionalized account of the life of George Armstrong Custer from his arrival at West Point in 1857 to his death at the battle of the Little Big Horn in 1876. He has little ... See full summary »

Director: Raoul Walsh
Stars: Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Arthur Kennedy
Gentleman Jim (1942)
Biography | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

As bareknuckled boxing enters the modern era, brash extrovert Jim Corbett uses new rules and dazzlingly innovative footwork to rise to the top of the top of the boxing world.

Director: Raoul Walsh
Stars: Errol Flynn, Alexis Smith, Jack Carson
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A giant, radioactive octopus rises from the Philippine Trench to terrorize the North American Pacific Coast.

Director: Robert Gordon
Stars: Kenneth Tobey, Faith Domergue, Donald Curtis
Adventure | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A young man in the jungles of Venezuela meets a strange girl of the forest and falls in love with her.

Director: Mel Ferrer
Stars: Audrey Hepburn, Anthony Perkins, Lee J. Cobb
The Hill (1965)
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

In a North African military prison during World War II, five new prisoners struggle to survive in the face of brutal punishment and sadistic guards.

Director: Sidney Lumet
Stars: Sean Connery, Harry Andrews, Ian Bannen
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

An uncompromising, visionary architect struggles to maintain his integrity and individualism despite personal, professional and economic pressures to conform to popular standards.

Director: King Vidor
Stars: Gary Cooper, Patricia Neal, Raymond Massey
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
Native Girl
...
Silva
...
Fetcher
...
Quint
...
Captain Holt
...
Asa Worthen
...
...
Jonathan Cott ...
Carter
Mitchell Lewis ...
...
...
Peter How
Edit

Storyline

Sea-faring saga of two brothers (Robert Taylor, Stewart Granger) and the woman they both love. Set against South Pacific islands, this love triangle pits the good brother against the bad as they squabble over Ann Blyth and a bag of pearls on the floor of a lagoon; the bad boy redeems himself, however, by helping fend off a mutiny. Written by Ed Lorusso

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

MGM's Great Technicolor Romance!


Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

13 November 1953 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Die schwarze Perle  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Budget:

$1,816,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (original release)

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Final film of Lewis Stone See more »

Goofs

Women aboard ship were considered bad luck all through the sailing ship days. The superstition even extended part way into the modern era. Crews were known to resist sailing on ship that was to have a woman aboard. See more »

Connections

Version of All the Brothers Were Valiant (1923) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Great cast, good photography, but hard to believe story

Another commenter mentioned the un-likelihood of a whaler captain taking his bride on a projected three-year voyage.

In fact, sailors, a generally superstitious lot, often found women on a ship to be a jinx.

Then, too, today the very act of whaling is so P non-C that a lot of people will object to that aspect, rather than concentrating on the fact the story is set at a time no one saw a particular problem with killing the sea-going mammals for their oil.

Robert Taylor gives one of his best performances; Stewart Granger comes across very well.

Ann Blyth has some good scenes, and some bad ones, but she does them all well.

One really attractive aspect of "All the Brothers" is a superb supporting cast. Peter Whitney, for example, has one of his best roles in a very long career. He too often plays a dumb or bumbling character, but here he is a strong person in a pivotal position.

Leo Gordon has a smaller role, but he stands out, as does John Lupton, in a larger part.

Frank DeKova (whom I met on the set of "Johnny Firecloud") was a superb character actor but who was too often relegated to small roles. He could have been a bigger star, with his talent, but he was recognized by his peers, anyway.

The great Glenn Strange and the great John Doucette were aboard, adding their enormous talents and, as so often true in Hollywood, not getting screen credit.

Come to think of it, this movie is worth watching just for the great cast. But be prepared to suspend your disbelief, and don't look at the blue eyes of the "native girl."


8 of 11 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?