Anthony Adverse

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Anthony Adverse ★★½ 1936

March is a young man in the 19th century who searches for manhood across America and Mexico. He grows slowly as he battles foes, struggles against adversity and returns home to find his lover in this romantic swashbuckler. A star-studded cast, lush costuming, and an energetic musical score. Highly acclaimed in its time, but now seems dated. Based on the novel by Hervey Allen. 141m/B VHS . Fredric March, Olivia de Havilland, Anita Louise, Gale Sondergaard, Claude Rains, Edmund Gwenn, Louis Hayward, Anne Howard; D: Mervyn LeRoy; C: Gaetano Antonio “Tony” Gaudio; M: Erich Wolfgang Korngold. Oscars '36: Cinematog., Film Editing, Support. Actress (Sondergaard), Score.