Anthony Adverse

1936, Movie, NR, 139 mins

This lavish but overlong film remains true to the 1200-page best-seller on which it is based, though judging by the result one wonders to what extent this is admirable. Popular and acclaimed in its day, and technically highly skilled, ANTHONY ADVERSE subtitutes historical pageantry for drama and melodramatic flourish for characterization whenever it gets the chance.

March plays the title role, an illegitimate child whose father (Hayward) is killed in a duel and who is raised in a convent by a gentle priest (O'Neill). Adopted by a kindly Scottish trader (Gwenn), the growing boy soon finds romance with a girl (de Havilland) who aspires to sing grand opera. Althou...

Released: 1936 Rated: NR Length: 139 mins

Are You Watching?

Anthony Adverse
Loading ...

Where To Watch

Anthony Adverse
ONLINE
Where Price
This movie is not yet
available online.
ON TV
Where When
Loading..
ON DEMAND
Where Availability
Availability dates vary by video service provider. Please check your On Demand menu.
ON DVD
Where Price
NetflixSubscription
Netflix$$$

TV GUIDE Users' Most Popular