All the Brothers Were Valiant
|All the Brothers Were Valiant|
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Richard Thorpe|
|Produced by||Pandro S. Berman|
|Written by||Harry Brown
Ben Ames Williams (novel)
Betta St. John
|Music by||Miklós Rózsa|
|Cinematography||George J. Folsey|
|Edited by||Ferris Webster|
|Running time||95 minutes
101 minutes (US)
All the Brothers Were Valiant is a 1953 adventure drama film made by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), based on the 1919 novel All the Brothers Were Valiant by Ben Ames Williams. The 1953 MGM film is a remake of the 1923 silent film starring Lon Chaney and made by Metro Pictures, a forerunner of MGM, and now considered lost, as well as the 1928 MGM version, which starred Ramon Novarro, Across to Singapore. The 1953 version was directed by Richard Thorpe and produced by Pandro S. Berman from a screenplay by Harry Brown. The music score was by Miklós Rózsa, the cinematography by George J. Folsey and the art direction by Randall Duell and Cedric Gibbons.
The film stars Robert Taylor, Stewart Granger and Ann Blyth with Betta St. John, Keenan Wynn, James Whitmore, Kurt Kasznar, Lewis Stone (his final film released after his death), John Lupton and Michael Pate.
Seafaring saga of two brothers and the woman they both love. Set against South Pacific islands, this love triangle pits the good brother against the bad as they squabble over a woman and a bag of pearls on the floor of a lagoon; the bad boy redeems himself, however, by helping fend off a mutiny.
The film received an Academy Award nomination for Best Color Cinematography, (George J. Folsey).
According to MGM records it made $2,004,000 at the North American box office and $2,624,000 elsewhere. It recorded a profit of $958,000.
- 'The Eddie Mannix Ledger’, Margaret Herrick Library, Center for Motion Picture Study, Los Angeles
- All the Brothers Were Valiant at the Internet Movie Database
- All the Brothers Were Valiant at the TCM Movie Database
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