Production Company: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Date of Release: March 1, 1935
Running Time: 74 minutes
Director: William K. Howard
Screenplay: Hugh Walpole and Lenore Coffee
Adaptation: Lenore Coffee
                From the novel
Vanessa by Hugh Walpole
Cinematography: Ray June
Film Editing: Frank E. Hull
Art Direction: Cedric Gibbons, Harry Oliver (associate) and Edwin B. Willis (associate)
Costume Design: Dolly Tree
Recording Director: Douglas Shearer
Producer: David O. Selznick
Original Music: Herbert Stothart
Associate Art Director: Edwin B. Willis and Harry Oliver
VANESSA: HER LOVE STORY
CAST:
Robert Montgomery...
Benjamin "Benjie" Herries
Helen Hayes...Vanessa Paris
May Robson...Madame Judith Paris
Otto Kruger...Ellis Herries
Lewis Stone...Adam Paris
Henry Stephenson...Barney Newmark
Violet Kemble Cooper...Lady Herries
Donald Crisp...George, the Innkeeper
Agnes Anderson...Marion, the Barmaid
Lionel Belmore...Will Leathwaite
George K. Arthur...Porter
Jessie Ralph...Lady Mullion
Lawrence Grant...Amery Herries
Crauford Kent...Timothy
Howard Leeds...Jamie
Mary Gordon...Mrs. Leathwaite
Ethel Griffies...Winifred Trent
Elspeth Dudgeon...Vera Trent
Billy Bevan...Horse Auctioneer (uncredited)
Barlowe Borland...Man calling Benjie a liar (uncredited)
Fay Chaldecott...Little Girl at the Parade (uncredited)
Mabel Colcord...Meinie, Judith's maid (uncredited)
Alec Craig...Worker for George (uncredited)
Harold Entwistle...Dr. Lancaster (uncredited)
Neil Fitzgerald...Army Doctor (uncredited)
Dorothy Granger...Herries Servant (uncredited)
Keith Hitchcock...Major Kitchener (uncredited)
Halliwell Hobbes...Father of Little Girl (uncredited)
Olaf Hytten...Herries Family Member (uncredited)
J.M. Kerrigan...Perkins (uncredited)
Tempe Pigott...Cake Seller at the Fair (uncredited)
Aileen Pringle...Herries Servant (uncredited)
Eric Wilton...Herries Family Member (uncredited)
Henry Armetta...(uncredited)
C. Montague Shaw...(uncredited)
VANESSA: HER LOVE STORY PHOTO GALLERY
Synopsis:
Set in the late 1800's in Scotland, star-crossed lovers Vanessa and
Benjie go through trials and tribulations on their way to happiness.
Overly melodramatic and poorly scripted, directed and edited, the film
often seems more like a high school play than an MGM production. Not
at all worthy of it's fine cast. Considering how well Montgomery and
Hayes worked together in
Another Language, its a shame they weren't
given better material for their only other film together.
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