All the Brothers Were Valiant

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All the Brothers Were Valiant
All the Brothers Were Valiant poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Richard Thorpe
Produced by Pandro S. Berman
Written by Harry Brown
Ben Ames Williams (novel)
Starring Robert Taylor
Stewart Granger
Ann Blyth
Betta St. John
Keenan Wynn
James Whitmore
Music by Miklós Rózsa
Cinematography George J. Folsey
Edited by Ferris Webster
Distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release dates
  • November 13, 1953 (1953-11-13)
Running time
95 minutes
101 minutes (US)
Country United States
Language English
Budget $1,816,000[1]
Box office $4,628,000[1]

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 posthumously), 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.[1]

In France, it recorded admissions of 1,909,704.[2]


  1. ^ a b c 'The Eddie Mannix Ledger’, Margaret Herrick Library, Center for Motion Picture Study, Los Angeles
  2. ^ Box office information for Stewart Granger films in France at Box Office Story

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