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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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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | French | German

Release Date:

18 July 1931 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Chance See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Vitaphone Production reels #4844-4850 and #4833 (trailer) See more »

Quotes

Sylvia: Oh, Jack! Yoo-hoo! Hello, darling. Where have you been?
Jack Ingleside: Yes, where have I been?
Sylvia: You naughty boy.
Jack Ingleside: Have a drink.
Sylvia: Right. Not too much now, I might forget myself.
Jack Ingleside: Cheer-o!
Sylvia: Cheer-o!
Jack Ingleside: You're going to stay very close to me tonight, little devil.
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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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Nicely done....
20 May 2003 | by drednmSee all my reviews

Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. is very good in this romance/war film, playing a man who loves his brother's fiancee. Good cinematography helps put a gossamer glow on this early talkie that also boasts good work by Rose Hobart and Anthony Bushell. It never gets sticky but still manages to show moving relationships between brothers and between Fairbanks (always underrated) and Hobart, who unaccountably sank quickly to second leads. The story may seem a tad dated now, but this old film is definitely worth a look. Mary Forbes is the mother, and I think Ethel Griffies plays the drunken flower seller.


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