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The Man from Yesterday (1932)

A woman whose husband never came home from World War I finds herself in love with her doctor. She travels with him to Switzerland, and as they check into the hotel there, she is astounded to see her supposedly dead husband.

Director:

Berthold Viertel

Writers:

Nell Blackwell (play), Rowland G. Edwards (play) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Claudette Colbert ... Sylvia Suffolk
Clive Brook ... Captain Tony Clyde
Charles Boyer ... Rene Gaudin
Andy Devine ... Steve Hand
Alan Mowbray ... Dr. Waite (as Allan Mowbray)
Greta Meyer ... Swiss Inn Proprietress
Barbara Leonard ... Steve's Cocotte
Yola d'Avril ... Tony's Cocotte (as Yola D'Avril)
Ronnie Cosby ... Baby Tony (as Ronald Cosbey)
Emile Chautard ... Priest (as Emil Chautard)
George Davis George Davis ... French Taxi Driver
Christian Rub ... Swiss Terrace Waiter
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Storyline

A woman whose husband never came home from World War I finds herself in love with her doctor. She travels with him to Switzerland, and as they check into the hotel there, she is astounded to see her supposedly dead husband.

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Genres:

Drama | Romance | War

Certificate:

Passed
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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

24 June 1932 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

L'amore perduto See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Paramount Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

One of over 700 Paramount Productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Waite: Speaking of recoveries, do you see that fellow in the cloak? The one just leaving with his friend.
Rene Gaudin: Oh, yes.
Sylvia Suffolk: What is he? Who was it?
Dr. Waite: A patient of mine. Should have been dead long ago but hangs on in the most astonishing way. Absolutely refuses to die. I've never seen such determination. He lives like a mechanical man; always does the same thing at the same minute every day. You could set your watches by the two of them.
Sylvia Suffolk: Two of them?
Dr. Waite: Yes, the American with him. He's quite as amazing as the ...
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Impressive Star Power Brought to Bear on an Unimpressive Plot
12 January 2018 | by richardchattenSee all my reviews

This film almost wilfully makes a meal of a melodramatic but not terribly original storyline and takes it at a snail's space. The lovers played by Claudette Colbert and Clive Brook both live in considerable style, and the whole thing has lavish production values and as photographed by Karl Struss looks good; especially top-billed Claudette, although she gets no chance to display the knowing good humour we're accustomed to from her later roles. Brook and Charles Boyer both acquit themselves well, but the film takes far too long to tell such a simple story.


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