River of Romance

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River of Romance
Directed by Richard Wallace
Screenplay by Ethel Doherty
Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Booth Tarkington
Dan Totheroh
John V.A. Weaver
Starring Charles 'Buddy' Rogers
Mary Brian
June Collyer
Henry B. Walthall
Wallace Beery
Fred Kohler
Natalie Kingston
Music by Karl Hajos
Cinematography Victor Milner
Edited by Alyson Shaffer
Christie Film Company
Distributed by Paramount Pictures
Release date
  • June 29, 1929 (1929-06-29)
Running time
78 minutes
Country United States
Language English

River of Romance is a 1929 American drama film directed by Richard Wallace and written by Ethel Doherty, Joseph L. Mankiewicz, Dan Totheroh and John V.A. Weaver. The film stars Charles 'Buddy' Rogers, Mary Brian, June Collyer, Henry B. Walthall, Wallace Beery, Fred Kohler and Natalie Kingston. It is based on the play Magnolia by Booth Tarkington. The film was released on June 29, 1929, by Paramount Pictures.[1][2]


In 1830s Mississippi, Tom Rumsford (Roger) comes back to Magnolia Landing, his Parents' estate. Having been brought up in the north by Quaker relatives, he just hate violence and accordingly refuses a duel. As this is the only way in the south to settle a dispute between gentleman, tom's father is so infuriated by his behavior that tom has no other choice but leave. Away from Magnolia Landing, Tom learns bravery and returns seven years later as "the notorious Colonel Blake" the terror of the Lower Mississippi...



  1. ^ "River of Romance (1929) - Overview - TCM.com". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved 14 February 2015.
  2. ^ "River of Romance". afi.com. Retrieved 14 February 2015.

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