Lost on the Western Front (1937)

Genres - Drama  |   Run Time - 62 min.  |   Countries - UK  |  
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Romance in Flanders is the American title of the British Lost on the Western Front. Set during WWI, the first part of the story dwells upon the rivalry between Sergeants John Morley (Paul Cavanaugh) and Rodd Berry (Garry Marsh) over the affections of fetching mademoiselle Yvonne (Marcelle Chantal). She favors Morley, but when he's reported missing and presumed dead, she marries Berry. Years pass: during a British Army reunion, Yvonne suddenly spots a battlefield guide named Dick, who is the living image of her beloved Morley. Berry scoffs at the possibility that Dick and Morley are one of the same -- but they are. Not wishing to come between Yvonne and her husband, Morley feigns amnesia, but this doesn't weaken Yvonne's resolve to leave Berry and run off with her rediscovered Romeo. Suddenly, Morley's mind snaps, and he vows to kill Berry and claim Yvonne for himself. But a last-minute plot twist averts bloodshed and sets things right -- not happily right, but right all the same. The film was inspired by Mario Fort and Ralph E. Vanloc's best-selling novel.

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past, search, amnesia, death, husband, killing, lost, love, love-triangle, mate, MIA (Missing in Action), murder, suffering, veteran [military], war, widow/widower, wound [injury]