The World Moves On
|The World Moves On|
1934 theatrical poster
|Directed by||John Ford|
|Produced by||Winfield R. Sheehan|
|Written by||Reginald Berkeley|
|Editing by||Paul Weatherwax|
|Distributed by||Fox Film Corporation|
|Running time||104 minutes|
The story opens 185 years ago when two families, cotton merchants in England and America, with branches in France and Prussia swear to stand by each other in a belief that a great business firmly established in four countries will be able to withstand even such another calamity as the Napoleonic Wars from which Europe is slowly recovering. Then many years later, along comes World War I and the years that follow, to test the businesses.
- Madeleine Carroll as Mrs. Warburton, 1825 / Mary Warburton Girard, 1914
- Franchot Tone as Richard Girard
- Reginald Denny as Erik von Gerhardt
- Sig Ruman as Baron von Gerhardt (as Siegfried Rumann)
- Louise Dresser as Baroness von Gerhardt
- Raul Roulien as Carlos Girard (1825) / Henri Girard (1914)
- Stepin Fetchit as Dixie
- Lumsden Hare as Gabriel Warburton (1825) / Sir John Warburton (1914)
- Dudley Digges as Mr. Manning
- Frank Melton as John Girard (1825)
- Brenda Fowler as Madame Agnes Girard (1825)
- Russell Simpson as Notary (1825)
- Walter McGrail as The Duallist (1825)
- Marcelle Corday as Madame Girard II (1914)
- Charles Bastin as Jacques Girard, the Boy (1914)
- Barry Norton as Jacques Girard (1924)
- George Irving as Charles Girard (1914)
- Ferdinand Schumann-Heink as Fritz von Gerhardt
- Georgette Rhodes as Jeanne Girard
- Claude King as Colonel Braithwaite
- Ivan F. Simpson as Clumber (as Ivan Simpson)
- Frank Moran as Sergeant Culbert, Soldier in Trench
The film was not a success at the box office.
John Ford won the Award of Recommendation in 1932 for this film.
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