Chances (film)

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Directed by Allan Dwan
Produced by First National
Written by Waldemar Young (adaptation)
Screenplay by A. Hamilton Gibbs
Based on Chances
by A. Hamilton Gibbs
Starring Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.
Rose Hobart
Music by David Mendoza
Oscar Potoker
Cinematography Ernest Haller
Edited by Ray Curtiss
Distributed by First National and Warner Brothers
Release date
July 18, 1931
Running time
72 minutes
Country USA
Language English

Chances is a 1931 American Pre-Code war drama directed by Allan Dwan, starring Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., and is based on a novel by A. Hamilton Gibbs.[1]

According to Fairbanks Jr the film was a hit.[2]

Plot summary[edit]

During World War I, Jack (Douglas Fairbanks Jr.) and Tom Ingleside (Anthony Bushell) are two British brother officers who happen who fall in love with the same girl Molly Prescott (Rose Hobart) while on furlough, resulting in dissention at the Front.[3]



  • Billy Bevan as Cuthbert, Pub Waiter
  • Florence Britton as Sylvia
  • David Cavendish as Bit
  • Tyrell Davis as Archie
  • Ethel Griffies as Drunk Flower Vendor
  • Ruth Hall as Girl at Party
  • Forrester Harvey as Joe, News Vendor
  • Mae Madison as Ruth
  • Edward Morgan as Lt. Wickham
  • Jameson Thomas as Lt. Taylor

Preservation status[edit]

Preserved at the Library of Congress.[4]


  1. ^ The AFI Catalog of Feature Films: Chances,; accessed August 4, 2015.
  2. ^ Bawden, James; Miller, Ron (4 March 2016). Conversations with Classic Film Stars: Interviews from Hollywood's Golden Era. University Press of Kentucky. p. 98. 
  3. ^
  4. ^ Catalog of Holdings The American Film Institute Collection and The United Artists Collection at The Library of Congress by The American Film Institute (1978), p. 28

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