Anthony Adverse
First screened in September 2006 / Most recently screened in July 2015
Director: Mervyn LeRoy. Cast: Fredric March, Claude Rains, Olivia de Havilland, Edmund Gwenn, Donald Woods, Gale Sondergaard, Henry O'Neill, Anita Louise, Louis Hayward, Akim Tamiroff, Steffi Duna, Ralph Morgan, Billy Mauch. Screenplay: Sheridan Gibney (based on the novel by Hervey Allen).

Twitter Capsule: Flashes of lustrous photography, camp entertainment, or bold narrative turns, but mostly just overproduced tedium.

VOR:   Despite its surprising embrace by the Academy, noted as odd even at the time, this excessive production hasn't much to distinguish or recommend it. Watch Robin Hood instead.

Photo © 1936 Warner Bros. Pictures

Not yet reviewed in full, but you can read more about Gale Sondergaard's performance here. Grade: C

Academy Award Nominations and Winners:
Best Picture
Best Supporting Actress: Gale Sondergaard
Best Assistant Director: William H. Cannon
Best Cinematography (Black & White): Tony Gaudio
Best Art Direction: Anton Grot
Best Film Editing: Ralph Dawson
Best Original Score: Erich Wolfgang Korngold

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