The Fountain (1934)

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Set during the first World War in neutral, but pro-German, Holland, Lewis Allison, an interned British officer, is paroled to the castle of Baron Von Leyden and finds living there, but now ... See full summary »

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  • Brian Aherne and Ann Harding in The Fountain (1934)
  • Brian Aherne and Ann Harding in The Fountain (1934)
  • Brian Aherne, Ann Harding, and Paul Lukas in The Fountain (1934)
  • Violet Kemble Cooper, Sara Haden, Ann Harding, and Paul Lukas in The Fountain (1934)
  • Brian Aherne, Ralph Forbes, Ann Harding, and Jean Hersholt in The Fountain (1934)

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9 November 2014 | lge-946-225487
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| SUCH a dreary movie!
Lord, what a dreary movie they made out of so much good talent! This is a dreary, depressing movie on a dreary subject (she's married to one, loves a different one, so they all talk, talk, talk...).

The mood is somber and dreary. The talk-talk-talk is dreary. The music is absolutely funereal.

One of the main characters was severely wounded in the war (I might say, drearily wounded in the war). His problem is, he has no further will to live. Neither will you, perhaps, once you watch this movie.

And look who they had available. First and foremost, they had Ann Harding, who epitomizes class for me -- cool and elegant in movies like "The Animal Kingdom." They had Brian Aherne -- so likable and amusing in entertaining movies like "Merrily We Live" or "A Night To Remember" or "My Sister Eileen." They had Jean Hersholt, who does the honest, salt-of-the-earth character so well as Dr. Christian, or as the husband in "Emma." They had Paul Lukas, a fine actor who played the German or generic foreigner in so many movies -- more likable than sinister, usually.

And they made of this a dreary 83-minute dirge.

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Release Date:

31 August 1934

Language

English


Country of Origin

USA

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