One More River (1934)

Lady Clare Corven is the wife of Sir Gerald Corven, and by all appearances they’re a happy upper-class British couple. But Lady Clare is anything but happy; Sir Gerald is physically and emotionally abusive toward her, and one day she decides she can take no more and leaves him behind. Lady Clare books passage on a ship, where she is befriended by a kind and handsome young man named Tony Croom. Though their relationship remains strictly platonic, Tony obviously has strong feelings for Lady Clare, which does not go unnoticed by the private detective hired by Sir Gerald to keep tabs on his wife.

Director: James Whale.
Stars: Diana Wynyard, Colin Clive, Frank Lawton, Stella Patrick Campbell, Jane Wyatt, Reginald Denny, C. Aubrey Smith, Henry Stephenson, Lionel Atwill, Alan Mowbray, Kathleen Howard, Gilbert Emery, E.E. Clive, Robert Greig, J. Gunnis Davis.


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  1. Gabrielle
    June 9, 2018

    Thank you! I am such a Colin Clive fan so its great to be able to see this one again.

  2. Bob Verini
    June 15, 2018

    Awfully good for its time. I wish the censors hadn’t watered down Sir Gerald’s brutality; staying truer to the book would have intensified our outrage at the system’s bias against an abused wife and might even have turned the film into a hit. As it is, I think there’s a lot to admire, especially in James Whale’s assured staging.

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