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One More River (1934)

Approved | | Drama, Romance | 6 August 1934 (USA)
A young lady leaves her brutal husband and meets another man aboard a ship.


James Whale


John Galsworthy (novel), R.C. Sherriff (screenplay)


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Diana Wynyard ... Claire Corven
Frank Lawton ... Tony Croom
Mrs. Patrick Campbell ... Lady Mont
Jane Wyatt ... Dinny Cherrell
Colin Clive ... Sir Gerald Corven
Reginald Denny ... David Dornford
C. Aubrey Smith ... Gen. Charwell
Henry Stephenson ... Sir Laurence Mont
Lionel Atwill ... Brough
Alan Mowbray ... Forsythe
Kathleen Howard ... Lady Charwell
Gilbert Emery ... The Judge
E.E. Clive ... Chayne
Robert Greig ... Blore
J. Gunnis Davis J. Gunnis Davis ... Benjy


A young lady leaves her brutal husband and meets another man aboard a ship.

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She was condemned by a world that could not understand! (Print Ad- Albany Times-Union, ((Albany, NY)) 7 August 1934)


Drama | Romance


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Release Date:

6 August 1934 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Over the River See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Universal Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


Mrs. Patrick Campbell announced to director James Whale, "I would like to look like a woman called 'Garbo.'" After seeing herself onscreen she remarked, "I look like a little chest of drawers." See more »


In the opening scene, the liner pulling into the London dock that lady Corven arrives on is seen in the establishing shot is clearly named the ORFORD, yet after a we see her and Tony speak on the deck, another establishing shot of the ship now shows it is one called the ORSOVA. See more »


Lady Mont: If I had my way, I wouldn't let a man marry a girl unless they could both prove they had no individuality at all.
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Referenced in She's Alive! Creating the Bride of Frankenstein (1999) See more »

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Good entertainment
15 September 2012 | by cluciano63See all my reviews

I enjoyed this film, but must be nearly alone in not particularly finding Diana Wynyard appealing in any real way, in her role as the unhappy, abused wife. Jane Wyatt on the other hand, as her sister, is sophisticated and lovely, very Myrna Loy.

Having read lots of books set in Edwardian England, I am familiar with the often ludicrous plots involved in setting up divorces and cases of criminal conversation. If you accept that the laws were limited and often ridiculous, you can overlook what seems so old-fashioned.

It is amusing to see Mrs. Patrick Campbell in action; she is a grand ham. The part of the abusive husband is a stereotype; he is oily and creepy and cruel. The new love is the opposite of course, charming and kind and gentle.

Overall a well-made film; just wish it had been made a year earlier before the draconian production code took over.

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