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Hearts Divided (1936)

Approved | | Drama, History, Musical | 20 June 1936 (USA)
Napoleon needs money to fight his wars in Europe so he wants 20 million dollars for the Louisiana Territory in the United States. To help the negotiations, he sends his brother, Jerome, to ... See full summary »

Director:

Frank Borzage

Writers:

Laird Doyle (screen play), Casey Robinson (screen play) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Marion Davies ... Betsy Patterson
Dick Powell ... Captain Jerome Bonaparte
Charles Ruggles ... Henry (as Charlie Ruggles)
Claude Rains ... Napoleon Bonaparte
Edward Everett Horton ... John
Arthur Treacher ... Sir Harry
Henry Stephenson ... Chas. Patterson
Clara Blandick ... Aunt Ellen
John Larkin ... Isham
Walter Kingsford ... Pichon
Etienne Girardot ... Du Fresne
Halliwell Hobbes ... Cambaceres
George Irving ... Pres. Thomas Jefferson
Beulah Bondi ... Madame Letizia
Philip Hurlic Philip Hurlic ... Pippin (as Phillip Hurlic)
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Storyline

Napoleon needs money to fight his wars in Europe so he wants 20 million dollars for the Louisiana Territory in the United States. To help the negotiations, he sends his brother, Jerome, to the U.S. on a goodwill tour. At a Maryland Horse Track, Jerome shows up without notice and soon wins an afternoon tour with Betsy. He falls for her, but she will have little to do with him. She is currently being courted by Henry, John and Harry. The next day, Jerome gets a job teaching Betsy French and they soon fall in love. The family dissuades this as they believe that he is but a tutor. When they meet again at a reception in Washington, Betsy consents to marriage, but Napoleon wants Jerome to marry into European Royalty and demands that Jerome do what is in the best interests of France. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

20 June 1936 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Corações Divididos See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(Turner library print) | (preview)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Dick Powell was cast at the request of Marion Davies. See more »

Connections

Version of Glorious Betsy (1928) See more »

Soundtracks

Two Hearts Divided
(1936) (uncredited)
Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Al Dubin
French lyrics by David Ormont ("Deux coeurs navrés")
Played during the opening credits and often as background music
Sung in English by Dick Powell
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Also, Disappointed
9 January 2011 | by SumBuddy-3See all my reviews

I must preface by saying I'm a big Marion Davies fan, but this was the least appealing of her films that I've seen. Worth watching, just to see Claude Rains playing Napoleon-he pulls it off beautifully. Dick Powell is okay, but he and Davies together looks stiff and miles apart in age and demeanor. Simply bad casting, as Davies looks much older than Powell, but more sadly,seems to move awkwardly in the past and given her, which detracts from the idea they can be romantic together. This spoils Rains performance,and even the great character actors Edward Everett Horton & Arthur Treacher are wasted in characters that seem to be contrived, just to fill in time. Miss Page Glory is a much better film, and really shows Davies at her best. Too bad about this film, but skip it.


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