The World Moves On

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The World Moves On
The World Moves On 1934 poster.jpg
1934 theatrical poster
Directed by John Ford
Produced by Winfield R. Sheehan
Written by Reginald Berkeley
Starring Madeleine Carroll
Franchot Tone
Cinematography George Schneiderman
Edited by Paul Weatherwax
Distributed by Fox Film Corporation
Release dates
  • August 31, 1934 (1934-08-31)
Running time
104 minutes
Country United States
Language English
World Moves On.jpg

The World Moves On is a 1934 American drama film directed by John Ford.


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.


Production notes[edit]

This film was the first to receive an MPAA certificate under the recently adopted Production Code, and received MPAA certificate #1.[1]


The film was not a success at the box office.[2]


John Ford won the Award of Recommendation in 1932 for this film.


  1. ^ "Filmnumbers". Retrieved 2011-09-18. 
  2. ^ Churchill, Douglas W. The Year in Hollywood: 1934 May Be Remembered as the Beginning of the Sweetness-and-Light Era (gate locked); New York Times [New York, N.Y] 30 Dec 1934: X5. Retrieved December, 16, 2013.

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