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In 18th-century Italy, an orphan's debt to the man who raised him threatens to separate him forever from the woman he loves.

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Anthony Adverse
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Angela Guisseppi
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Vincent Nolte
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Maria
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John Bonnyfeather
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Don Luis
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Denis Moore
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Faith
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Neleta
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Carlo Cibo
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Signore Debruille
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Ouvrard
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Tony Guisseppi
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Anthony Adverse at Ten
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Father Xavier
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Brother Francois
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Sancho
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Captain Elisha Jorham
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Signora Buvino
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Napoleon Bonaparte
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De Bourrienne
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Florence Udney
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Mama Guisseppi
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Mother Superior
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Major Doumet (as J. Carroll Naish)
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Anthony's Son
Paul Sotoff ...
Ferdinando
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Coach Driver to Paris
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Mrs. Jorham
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Captain Matanaza
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Coachman to Leghorn
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Lucia
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Panchita Acosta ...
Italian Girl (uncredited)
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Driver / Arab (uncredited)
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Clerk at Bonnyfeather's (uncredited)
Egon Brecher ...
Innkeeper (uncredited)
Helen Brown ...
Lady at Ball (uncredited)
Ann Bupp ...
Dancer (uncredited)
David Cavendish ...
Napoleon's Secretary (uncredited)
Davison Clark ...
Traveler (uncredited)
Dan Colette ...
Usher (uncredited)
Philip Cooper ...
Stable Boy (uncredited)
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Major Domo (uncredited)
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Lady at Ball (uncredited)
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Stranger (uncredited)
Carlos De Valdez ...
Cuban Policeman (uncredited)
Juan Duval ...
Pietro (uncredited)
Charles Fallon ...
Traveler (uncredited)
Antonio Filauri ...
Undetermined Secondary Role (uncredited)
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Nun (uncredited)
Brenda Fowler ...
Midwife at Anthony's Birth (uncredited)
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Arab (uncredited)
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Undetermined Secondary Role (uncredited)
Octavio Giraud ...
Driver (uncredited)
Robert Graves ...
Officer (uncredited)
Joe Hachey ...
Marco (uncredited)
Anne Howard ...
Angela as a Child (uncredited)
John Lester Johnson ...
Native Chief (uncredited)
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Officer (uncredited)
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Captain of Ship to America (uncredited)
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Undetermined Secondary Role (uncredited)
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Arab (uncredited)
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White Man Whipping Slave (uncredited)
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Undetermined Secondary Role (uncredited)
Manuel López ...
Arab (uncredited)
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Stranger (uncredited)
Michael Mark ...
Stage-Door Man (uncredited)
Myra Marsh ...
Nun (uncredited)
Ray Martin ...
Young Slave (uncredited)
Billy McClain ...
Black Slave Being Whipped (uncredited)
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Arab (uncredited)
Art Miles ...
Dock Hand at Leghorn (uncredited)
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Doctor at Baths (uncredited)
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Sister Ursula (uncredited)
Boris Nicholai ...
Courier (uncredited)
Artemus Nigolian ...
Italian Girl (uncredited)
Claude Payton ...
Announcer of Guests at Ball (uncredited)
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Crippled Black Man (uncredited)
Jimmy Robinson ...
Black Man (uncredited)
Harry Semels ...
Lottery Celebrant (uncredited)
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Major Domo (uncredited)
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Pablo (uncredited)
George Sorel ...
Footman (uncredited)
Mike Tellegen ...
Italian Man (uncredited)
Arthur Thalasso ...
Italian Man (uncredited)
Lotus Thompson ...
Lady at Ball (uncredited)
Cyril Thornton ...
Undetermined Secondary Role (uncredited)
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Old Woman at Chalet (uncredited)
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Lady at Ball (uncredited)
Martin Turner ...
Black Carriage Driver (uncredited)
Frank Ward ...
Traveler (uncredited)
Pat Washington ...
Old Slave (uncredited)
Paul Weigel ...
Butler (uncredited)
Lottie Williams ...
Nurse to Anthony's Son (uncredited)
Ernest Wilson ...
Anthony's Black Slave (uncredited)
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Half-Caste Dancing Girl (uncredited)

Directed by

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Mervyn LeRoy
Michael Curtiz ... (uncredited)

Written by

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Hervey Allen ... (by)
 
Sheridan Gibney ... (screen play)
 
Milton Krims ... (dialogue) (uncredited)
 
Milton Krims ... (screenplay) (uncredited)

Produced by

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Henry Blanke ... supervising producer (uncredited)
Hal B. Wallis ... executive producer (uncredited)
Jack L. Warner ... executive producer (uncredited)

Music by

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Erich Wolfgang Korngold

Cinematography by

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Tony Gaudio ... (photography)

Film Editing by

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Ralph Dawson ... film editor

Art Direction by

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Anton Grot

Costume Design by

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Milo Anderson ... (gowns)

Makeup Department

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Perc Westmore ... cosmetician
Clay Campbell ... makeup artist (uncredited)
Charles Dudley ... makeup artist (uncredited)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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William H. Cannon ... assistant director (uncredited)
Arthur Lueker ... second assistant director (uncredited)

Art Department

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Eddie Edwards ... props (uncredited)
Harper Goff ... set designer (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Nathan Levinson ... director of recording (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Fred Jackman ... special photographic effects

Camera and Electrical Department

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Carl E. Guthrie ... second camera operator (uncredited)
Vic Johnson ... gaffer (uncredited)
Mickey Marigold ... still photographer (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Dwight Franklin ... technical consultant: 18th-century customs and costumes (uncredited)
Eugene Joseff ... costume jeweller (uncredited)

Music Department

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Leo F. Forbstein ... conductor: Vitaphone Orchestra
Hugo Friedhofer ... orchestrator (uncredited)
Milan Roder ... orchestrator (uncredited)

Script and Continuity Department

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Irva Mae Ross ... script clerk (uncredited)

Other crew

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Natale Carossio ... stager: opera sequences
Edward Chodorov ... screenplay constructor (uncredited)
Ralph Faulkner ... fight choreographer (uncredited)
Arthur J. Zellner ... publicist (uncredited)
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Plot Summary

In late 18th century Italy, a beautiful young woman finds herself married to a rich but cruel older man. However, she is in love with another, younger man. When the husband finds out, he kills the lover in a swordfight, and takes his wife on a long trip throughout Europe. Months later, she dies giving birth to a son. The husband leaves the child at a convent, where he is raised until the age of 10; then he is apprenticed to a local merchant, who gives him the name "Anthony Adverse" because of the adversity in his life. But his adversity has only begun, as fate takes him to Cuba, Africa, and Paris. Written by John Oswalt

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Also Known As
  • Anthony Adverse, marchand d'esclaves (France)
  • Ein rastloses Leben (Germany)
  • El caballero Adverse (Spain)
  • Adversidade (Portugal)
  • Äventyraren Anthony Adverse (Sweden)
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  • 141 min
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Budget $1,050,500 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia Film debut of Gale Sondergaard, who won a "Best Supporting Actress" Academy Award (which was a new category). See more »
Goofs I noticed an omission. There wasn't a 'goof' section. During the duel between Don Luis (Claude Rains) and Denis Moore (Louis Hayward) the sword wielded by Moore was "unbated", i.e., his fencing foil was blunted with a protective guard on the tip. As Osric, would say when Don Luis thrusts home, "a hit, a hit, a most palpable hit..." See more »
Movie Connections Featured in The Making of a Great Motion Picture (1936). See more »
Soundtracks I'll Wait For You My Love (Angela's Song) See more »
Quotes Carlo Cibo: We shall drink to the past, forget the future, and pleasantly live the present!
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