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Lovers Courageous (1932)

Passed | | Drama, Romance | 23 January 1932 (USA)
Aspiring playwright jumping from job to job falls for admiral's daughter.

Director:

Robert Z. Leonard (uncredited)

Writer:

Frederick Lonsdale (as Frederick Lonsdale's Lovers Courageous)
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Complete credited cast:
Robert Montgomery ... Willie
Madge Evans ... Mary
Roland Young ... Jeffrey
Frederick Kerr ... Admiral
Reginald Owen ... Jimmy
Beryl Mercer ... Mrs. Smith
Evelyn Hall ... Lady Blayne
Halliwell Hobbes ... Mr. Smith
Jackie Searl ... Willie as a Child
Norman Phillips Jr. Norman Phillips Jr. ... Walter as a Child
Alan Mowbray ... Lamone
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Storyline

Englishman and family black sheep travels the world working odd jobs while dreaming of being a playwright. He meets an admiral's daughter and they fall in love, but he's poor and she's engaged to a blustery aristocrat who thinks only of hunting. Will true love prevail? Written by Mig G

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She fled from riches to the man who offered her nothing but love- and courage! (Print Ad-Prescott Evening Courier, ((Prescott, Az)) 29 June 1932)

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Actor Reginald Denny is seen as a photograph of 'Jimmy' on a nightstand, but in the film itself, Reginald Owen plays the role. See more »

Goofs

Mary says she's taking a walk into town and Jeff asks her to get him some cigarettes. At the smoke shop she meets Willie, who later asks her to meet him after work where he goes fishing. She drives to meet him, and when it gets late she says it will take her an hour to get home. But Willie has walked from town to the pond... and she had walked from home to town. See more »

Quotes

Willie: I'd rather a million times that you never belonged to me, than I had you, and lost you.
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Soundtracks

Auld Lang Syne
(uncredited)
Traditional Scottish 17th century music
[Played by a band as the ship leaves for England]
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The Courage Is All Ours
22 January 2006 | by HandlinghandelSee all my reviews

It's very stagy. Clearly, it was a play. Though opened up, with flashbacks and scenes on lakes, it is like a play -- and a very stodgy one, at that. Indeed, it's like what we imagine the Robert Montgomery character's play would be, based on the few lines we hear.

Montgomery is supposed to be English. His American accent is explained by his going to Canada and then South Africa -- if one views that as an explanation. Madge Evans was a charming performer but one wouldn't know that from her performance here. Beryl Mercer comes through well, as Montgomery's mother. And Roland Young, in a minor role, is good. Was he ever not good? The problem with this is that it's hard to believe the trajectory of Montgomery's life as it's portrayed. It's hard to believe he suddenly became a fine playwright. And it's quite difficult indeed to care about the romance between him and Evans. When many people think of early sound movies, they think of grandiose fluff like this. And that's a shame, since there are so many gems to be mined.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 January 1932 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Courage See more »

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Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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