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Jalna (1935)

Approved | | Drama, Romance | 9 August 1935 (USA)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Kay Johnson ... Alayne Archer Whiteoaks
Ian Hunter ... Renny Whiteoak
C. Aubrey Smith ... Uncle Nicholas Whiteoak
Nigel Bruce ... Maurice Vaughan
David Manners ... Eden Whiteoak
Peggy Wood ... Meg Whiteoak
Jessie Ralph ... Gran Whiteoak
Theodore Newton ... Piers Whiteoak
Halliwell Hobbes ... Uncle Ernest Whiteoak
George Offerman Jr. ... Finch Whiteoak
Clifford Severn ... Wakefield Whiteoak
Molly Lamont ... Pheasant Vaughan Whiteoak
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Forrester Harvey ... Rags, the Butler-Chauffeur
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Drama | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 August 1935 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

雁(かりがね) See more »

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RKO Radio Pictures See more »
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Mono (RCA Victor System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

George Offerman, Jr. replaced Junior Durkin in this film after Durkin was killed in a car wreck. Jackie Coogan's father was also killed in the wreck. See more »

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Version of Jalna (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

Bridal Chorus (Here Comes the Bride)
(1850)
from "Lohengrin"
Written by Richard Wagner
Played on piano by Molly Lamont
Sung a cappella and hummed by Forrester Harvey
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A Neglected Drama of Canadian Life
8 March 2000 | by Ron OliverSee all my reviews

The grand old house stands on an extensive estate, for generations home to the Whiteoaks, prosperous Canadian farmers. Ruled by a sharp-tongued but benevolent matriarch, life flows on much as it always has, evenly & predictably. But when two brides are brought home on the same day, passions are unleashed that will bring heartbreak, despair & death, right to the very core of JALNA.

Based on a Canadian bestseller, this unpretentious film has been unfortunately ignored. Filled with both charm & good acting, it rewards thoughtful viewing.

All of the performers do a fine job: Ian Hunter as the brother too busy running the farm to have a life of his own; David Manners, in arguably his finest role, charming & self-centered as the brother with a poetic bent; Theodore Newton, blunt & passionate, as the brother determined to find love; sister Peggy Wood, jilted by hearty neighbor Nigel Bruce, suffering noisily for twenty years; Sir C. Aubrey Smith & Halliwell Hobbes as the old bachelor uncles; Jessie Ralph, as the peppery 99-year old grandmother, wise with age; and Kay Johnson, compassionate & sensible, as the American newcomer who marries into the family.

Notice the interesting way the film introduces the characters in the first scene, by panning around the supper table & labeling each actor.


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