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One More River (1934)

Approved | | Drama, Romance | 6 August 1934 (USA)
A young lady leaves her brutal husband and meets another man aboard a ship.


James Whale


John Galsworthy (novel), R.C. Sherriff (screenplay)




Cast overview, first billed only:
Diana Wynyard ... Claire Corven
Frank Lawton ... Tony Croom
Mrs. Patrick Campbell ... Lady Mont
Jane Wyatt ... Dinny Cherrell
Colin Clive ... Sir Gerald Corven
Reginald Denny ... David Dornford
C. Aubrey Smith ... Gen. Charwell
Henry Stephenson ... Sir Laurence Mont
Lionel Atwill ... Brough
Alan Mowbray ... Forsythe
Kathleen Howard ... Lady Charwell
Gilbert Emery ... The Judge
E.E. Clive ... Chayne
Robert Greig ... Blore
J. Gunnis Davis J. Gunnis Davis ... Benjy


A young lady leaves her brutal husband and meets another man aboard a ship.

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A woman who was above reproach-above scandal-above disgrace-yet who suffered all three! A heart hitting revelation of modern love and marriage-"ONE MORE RIVER" (Print Ad-Washington County Post, ((North White Creek, NY)) 27 September 1934) See more »


Drama | Romance


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According to Jane Wyatt, "[James Whale] was crazy about Mrs. Pat [Mrs. Patrick Campbell]. The set was kind of run for her. The whole thing was to get her relaxed. She was playing up a lot about how nervous she was, and I think she got an awful lot of attention that way. i think we felt sorry for Mrs. Campbell. Poor dear--how ever are they going to pull her together. That was my reaction. We all had to pull her together and help her through. See more »


In the opening scene, the liner pulling into the London dock that lady Corven arrives on is seen in the establishing shot is clearly named the ORFORD, yet after a we see her and Tony speak on the deck, another establishing shot of the ship now shows it is one called the ORSOVA. See more »


Lady Mont: I've often thought I'd like to be a goat, a he-goat for preference, so as not to be milked.
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Decent...but could have been much better.
3 December 2017 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

"One More River" is a film that was adversely affected by the New Production Code. This is because the movie came out in 1934 instead of before, it would have been closer to the sordid novel. But because sadism was taboo now in movies, it was only alluded to and this, at times, made the story rather confusing.

The film begins with Claire (Diana Winyard) leaving a cruise ship. Along the way, she obtained a very fervent admirer, Tony (Frank Lawton). However, while she liked having him as a friend, she has just left her husband (Colin Clive) and was in no mood of beginning a love affair. And, through the story, Tony tries in vain to take their relationship to the next level.

The problem here is that when Claire returns to her father's home, she tells them that her husband was abusive. The whole sick sexual aspect of the violence was ignored. And, later, when the husband accuses Claire of having an affair with Tony, the reasons the wife left are NEVER discussed in court...something that really makes no sense.

So, despite this, is the film any good? Yes...mostly because the acting is so nice. Also, James Whale's direction and the cinematography were gorgeous. But with chunks of the original story missing, you can't help but wonder how good this MIGHT have been had it just been made the year before.

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Release Date:

6 August 1934 (USA) See more »

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Over the River See more »

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Universal Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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