One More River (1934)

Genres - Drama, Mystery  |   Sub-Genres - Courtroom Drama, Marriage Drama  |   Run Time - 90 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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A woman may be forced back into a dangerous relationship in order to save her good name in this drama from director James Whale. Lady Clare Corven (Diana Wynyard) is the wife of Sir Gerald Corven (Colin Clive), and by all appearances they're a happy upper-class British couple. But Lady Clare is anything but happy; Sir Gerald is physically and emotionally abusive toward her, and one day she decides she can take no more and leaves him behind. Lady Clare books passage on a ship, where she is befriended by a kind and handsome young man named Tony Croom (Frank Lawton). Though their relationship remains strictly platonic, Tony obviously has strong feelings for Lady Clare, which does not go unnoticed by the private detective hired by Sir Gerald to keep tabs on his wife. Sir Gerald threatens to paint Lady Clare's relationship with Tony in an unflattering light in court, this at a time when divorce was still considered a scandalous act, especially among England's "privileged" classes. One More River also includes several members of James Whale's stock company, including Lionel Atwill, E.E. Clive, and C. Aubrey Smith.



abuse, domestic-violence, private-detective, ship, upper-class, scandal