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Chances (1931)

Not Rated | | Drama, Romance, War | 18 July 1931 (USA)
Two brothers on leave fall for the same girl in World War I London.

Director:

Allan Dwan (as Alan Dwan)

Writers:

A. Hamilton Gibbs (novel), Waldemar Young (adaptation)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Douglas Fairbanks Jr. ... Jack Ingleside
Rose Hobart ... Molly Prescott
Anthony Bushell ... Tom Ingleside
Holmes Herbert ... Maj. Bradford
Mary Forbes ... Mrs. Ingleside
Tyrell Davis ... Archie
Edmund Breon ... The General
Harry Allen Harry Allen ... Pvt. Jones
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Two brothers on leave fall for the same girl in World War I London.

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Genres:

Drama | Romance | War

Certificate:

Not Rated
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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French | German

Release Date:

18 July 1931 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Chance See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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The story takes place in 1914, but all of the women's clothes and hairstyles are strictly in the 1931 mode. See more »

Quotes

Archie: Oh, by Jove, glad you mentioned it, old boy. She wrote and asked me down on Saturday. Said, eh, said she was having some friends for the week-end.
Tom Ingleside: Yes?
Archie: Eh, oh, eh, oh, eh, look here, dear old boy, I, I, I shouldn't have told you that. Eh, this puts me up the pole, most frightfully.
Tom Ingleside: How's that?
Archie: Eh, your mother said it was to be a surprise.
Tom Ingleside: Well, that's alright. I won't let you down. I'll be surprised.
Archie: That's awful descent of you, old boy. Awfully! Well, I must be toddling. See you on Saturday! ...
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Soundtracks

My Buddy
(1922) (uncredited)
Music by Walter Donaldson
Played as background music when Jack returns to Tom at the front
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One Weird Combination
26 May 2003 | by tonstant viewerSee all my reviews

This film is a weird hybrid of silent film and stage play, but it never quite manages to be a movie.

The battle scenes are impressively cinematic, well-staged and photographed in the D.W. Griffith mold, but what comes between them is very uneven.

The British accents come and go and the acting is stagy. Douglas Fairbanks Jr. is engaging as a rake at the beginning but can't encompass the deeper emotions towards the end. Rose Hobart is much better at playing resentment and bitterness than romance, which is my guess why she slid from lead to character woman so quickly. Anthony Bushell is a wet noodle as the stolid brother, which is probably right, but no fun to watch.

And what was this project doing at First National (Warners) anyway? Paramount or MGM could function well with a bunch of rowdy English aristocrats at play, but they might as well be moon-men to the studio home of Jimmy Cagney and Edward G. A tommy-gun or malicious half-grapefruit would have helped this film immensely.

So, interesting as an awkward curio, but constipated compared to the great silent WWI films like The Big Parade or What Price Glory? and clumsy compared to the great talkies that would accompany WWII.


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