My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

Anthony Adverse (1936)

MERVYN LeROY

Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1936.  Warner Bros..  Screenplay by , based on the book by .  Cinematography by .  Produced by .  Music by .  Production Design by .  Costume Design by .  Film Editing by .  Academy Awards 1936.  

Fredric March and Olivia de Havilland in Anthony Adverse.

Drama and adventure on a grand scale as  is born to an adulterous woman and left to be raised by nuns. Upon reentering society as the assistant to a merchant, he finds himself at the mercy of a rough society that bounces him around the world until he finally stands on his own two feet and boards a ship travelling for America.  won the very first Oscar given for Best Supporting Actress for a deliciously cruel role, while  is ravishing as the love interest, but she was better served as an actress in the Errol Flynn adventures she was doing around the same time.

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