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Anthony Adverse

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Original title
Anthony Adverse
Year
Running time
141 min.
Country
United States United States
Director
Screenwriter
Sheridan Gibney (Novel: Hervey Allen)
Music
Erich Wolfgang Korngold
Cinematography
Tony Gaudio (B&W)
Cast
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Producer
Warner Bros. Pictures
Genre
Adventure. Drama. Romance | 19th Century
Synopsis / Plot
In late 18th century Italy, a beautiful young woman finds herself married to a rich but cruel older man. However, she is in love with another, younger man. When the husband finds out, he kills the lover in a swordfight, and takes his wife on a long trip throughout Europe. Months later, she dies giving birth to a son. The husband leaves the child at a convent, where he is raised until the age of 10; then he is apprenticed to a local merchant, who gives him the name "Anthony Adverse" because of the adversity in his life. But his adversity has only begun, as fate takes him to Cuba, Africa, and Paris.
Awards
1936: 4 Academy Awards: Supporting Actress (Sondergaard), Cinematography, Editing, OST. 7 Nominations
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