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Laughing Anne (1953)

 -  Adventure  -  1 July 1954 (USA)
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Based on Conrad's short story of a red-headed beauty of the eighteen-eighties who was a singer in an elegant Parisian night-club, whose laugh gave her the title of "Laughing Anne". Her ... See full summary »

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Capt. Davidson
Margaret Lockwood ...
Laughing Anne
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Jem Farrell
Ronald Shiner ...
Nobby Clark
Robert Harris ...
Joseph Conrad
Jacques B. Brunius ...
Frenchie
Daphne Anderson ...
Blonde singer
Helen Shingler ...
Susan Davidson
Danny Green ...
Nicholas
Harold Lang ...
Jacques
Edgar Norfolk ...
Conrad's companion
Sean Lynch ...
David
Gerard Lohan ...
Davy
Andy Ho ...
Chinese merchant
Maurice Bush ...
Battling Brunius
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Based on Conrad's short story of a red-headed beauty of the eighteen-eighties who was a singer in an elegant Parisian night-club, whose laugh gave her the title of "Laughing Anne". Her lover, Jen Farrell wins a fight that should have led to a meeting with heavyweight champion John L. Sullivan but crooks, who had sought to fix the fight, fixed him instead and Farrell is so hurt that Laughing Anne realizes he will never fight again. They drift to the Eastern seas where Anne becomes a singer in sordid Javanese bars. There she meets Captain Davidson, the master of a trading schooner, stows away on his ship and begs him to take her to Singapore. In the slow lazy cruise, Davidson falls under the spell of Laughing Anne and begs her to marry him, but she has learned from him an old forgotten sense of loyalty, jumps ship at Singapore and makes her way back to the blowzy, forlorn life with Farrell. Years later, Davidson meets her again when an unusual cargo takes him to a strange lonely, ... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Their prize was gold...and a woman in the sinister dives of the Java Sea!

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1 July 1954 (USA)  »

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All the World Is Mine on Sunday
Music by Pierre Roche
Lyrics by Geoffrey Parsons
Sung by Margaret Lockwood (singing dubbed by Lita Roza)
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Republic Pictures and Joseph Conrad were seldom seen together.

And it took Herbert Wilcox to get them together in 1954, and Wendell Corey and Forrest Tucker got to take advantage of a loophole in the U.S. tax laws of the time.

Based on Conrad's short story of a red-headed beauty of the eighteen-eighties who was a singer in an elegant Parisian night-club, whose laugh gave her the title of "Laughing Anne" (Maragert Lockwood). Her lover, Jen Farrell (Forrest Tucker) wins a fight that should have led to a meeting with heavyweight champion John L. Sullivan but crooks, who had sought to fix the fight, fixed him instead and Farrell is so hurt that Laughing Anne realizes he will never fight again. They drift to the Eastern seas where Anne becomes a singer in sordid Javanese bars.

There she meets Captain Davidson (Wendell Corey), the master of a trading schooner, stows away on his ship and begs him to take her to Singapore. In the slow lazy cruise, Davidson falls under the spell of Laughing Anne and begs her to marry him, but she has learned from him an old forgotten sense of loyalty, jumps ship at Singapore and makes her way back to the blowzy, forlorn life with Farrell.

Years later, Davidson meets her again when an unusual cargo takes him to a strange lonely, hot-and-steamy jungle settlement; the Woman with the Laugh has sunk in squalor and, although she is still with Farrell, she has a little boy named Davy (Gerald Lohan) with her. Davidson's heart and mind leap back to the rapture of that Archipelago cruise and he tells Annie he will take her and Davy away with him. But Farrell has heard of Davidson's rich cargo and plans to seize it.


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