Anthony Adverse Overview:

Anthony Adverse (1936) was a Adventure - Drama Film directed by Michael Curtiz and Mervyn LeRoy and produced by Hal B. Wallis, Henry Blanke and Jack L. Warner.

The film was based on the novel of the same name written by Hervey Allen published in 1933.


The intriguing story of a young man's globe-trotting adventures during the time of Napoleon and his struggle for personal and financial success. An excellent cast, wonderful music, and great cinematography helped make this a blockbuster of its time. Based on Hervey Allen's novel.

(Source: available at Amazon AMC Classic Movie Companion).


Academy Awards 1936 --- Ceremony Number 9 (source: AMPAS)

Best Supporting ActressGale SondergaardWon
Best Art DirectionAnton GrotNominated
Best CinematographyGaetano GaudioWon
Best Film EditingRalph DawsonWon
Best Music - ScoringWarner Bros. Studio Music Department, Leo Forbstein, head of department (Score by Erich Wolfgang KoWon
Best PictureWarner Bros.Nominated

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Anthony Adverse

By Alyson on Sep 29, 2011 From The Best Picture Project

Anthony Adverse is based off the novel by Hervey Allen about the trials of an orphan that only get more intense in his adulthood. ?Before we can meet the little orphan Anthony, the details surrounding his unfortunate circumstances must be made clear. ?The film begins as a young woman is leaving on h... Read full article

Anthony Adverse and The Story of Louis Pasteur (Double Missing)

By Alyson on Apr 29, 2010 From The Best Picture Project

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Anthony Adverse Jr.: Anthony Adverse?
Anthony Adverse: Anthony Adverse.

[first lines]
Marquis Don Luis: I dare say you wish you'd never left Versailles. You had a very pleasant time at court with those gallant young officers. With one in particular, I recall.

John Bonnyfeather: Sometimes the great house of Bonnyfeather becomes too heavy a burden for one man's shoulders.

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Facts about

Film debut of Gale Sondergaard, who won a "Best Supporting Actress" Academy Award (which was a new category).
Milton Krims wanted onscreen credit for his work on the screenplay, but the studio denied his request.
Warner Bros. paid $40,000 for the screen rights to the 1200-page novel.
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