Born for Glory (1935)

70 or 74 mins | Drama | 30 September 1935

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HISTORY

This film was released in Great Britain under the title, Forever England , where it was also known under the title Brown on Resolution , at a running time of 80 min. Modern sources include Prod Michael Balcon and Dir, island seq Anthony Asquith in the production. The film was re-released in the United States by Monogram Pictures in 1940 under the title Torpedo Raider ... More Less

This film was released in Great Britain under the title, Forever England , where it was also known under the title Brown on Resolution , at a running time of 80 min. Modern sources include Prod Michael Balcon and Dir, island seq Anthony Asquith in the production. The film was re-released in the United States by Monogram Pictures in 1940 under the title Torpedo Raider . More Less

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS
SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Daily Variety
28-Mar-36
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Film Daily
21-Oct-35
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Hollywood Reporter
28-Mar-36
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Motion Picture Herald
1-Jun-40
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Variety
29 May 35
p. 34.
Variety
23 Oct 35
p. 31.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
PHOTOGRAPHY
ART DIRECTOR
Art dir
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
MUSIC
Mus dir
SOUND
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the novel Brown for Resolution by Cecil Scott Forester (London, 1929).
DETAILS
Alternate Titles:
Brown on Resolution
Torpedo Raider
Forever England
Release Date:
30 September 1935
Premiere Information:
London opening: May 1935
Production Date:
at Shepherd's Bush, and on location in Portsmouth and Plymouth, England
Copyright Claimant:
Gaumont-British Picture Corp. of America
Copyright Date:
15 May 1935
Copyright Number:
LP5825
Physical Properties:
Sound
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
70 or 74
Length(in feet):
7,264
Countries:
United Kingdom, United States
Language:
English
PCA No:
566
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

In 1893, a London working girl falls in love with a naval lieutenant, and bears him an illegitimate son. Years later, her son, Albert Brown, joins the navy during World War I, and is captured by a German ship, from which he later escapes from. On his island hideout, he single-handedly kills enough Germans on board a passing battleship to bring about the ship's capture. Albert's dead body is discoverd by his father, who finds on the boy the watch he gave his mother years ago. The Royal Navy later erects a cross in Albert's honor atop the barren ... +


In 1893, a London working girl falls in love with a naval lieutenant, and bears him an illegitimate son. Years later, her son, Albert Brown, joins the navy during World War I, and is captured by a German ship, from which he later escapes from. On his island hideout, he single-handedly kills enough Germans on board a passing battleship to bring about the ship's capture. Albert's dead body is discoverd by his father, who finds on the boy the watch he gave his mother years ago. The Royal Navy later erects a cross in Albert's honor atop the barren island. +

GENRE
Genre:
Sub-genre:
Military


Legend
Viewed by AFI
Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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