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Laughing Anne (1953)

Approved | | Adventure | 1 July 1954 (USA)
Based on Conrad's short story of a red-headed beauty of the eighteen-eighties who was a singer in an elegant Parisian night-club, whose laugh gave her the title of "Laughing Anne". Her ... See full summary »

Director:

Herbert Wilcox

Writers:

Pamela Bower (screenplay), Joseph Conrad (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Wendell Corey ... Capt. Davidson
Margaret Lockwood ... Laughing Anne
Forrest Tucker ... Jem Farrell
Ronald Shiner Ronald Shiner ... Nobby Clark
Robert Harris ... Joseph Conrad
Jacques B. Brunius Jacques B. Brunius ... Frenchie
Daphne Anderson ... Blonde Singer
Helen Shingler Helen Shingler ... Susan Davidson
Danny Green ... Nicholas
Harold Lang Harold Lang ... Jacques
Edgar Norfolk Edgar Norfolk ... Conrad's Companion
Sean Lynch ... David
Gerard Lohan Gerard Lohan ... Davy
Andy Ho Andy Ho ... Chinese Merchant
Maurice Bush Maurice Bush ... Battling Brunius
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Based on Conrad's short story of a red-headed beauty of the eighteen-eighties who was a singer in an elegant Parisian night-club, whose laugh gave her the title of "Laughing Anne". Her lover, Jen Farrell wins a fight that should have led to a meeting with heavyweight champion John L. Sullivan but crooks, who had sought to fix the fight, fixed him instead and Farrell is so hurt that Laughing Anne realizes he will never fight again. They drift to the Eastern seas where Anne becomes a singer in sordid Javanese bars. There she meets Captain Davidson, the master of a trading schooner, stows away on his ship and begs him to take her to Singapore. In the slow lazy cruise, Davidson falls under the spell of Laughing Anne and begs her to marry him, but she has learned from him an old forgotten sense of loyalty, jumps ship at Singapore and makes her way back to the blowzy, forlorn life with Farrell. Years later, Davidson meets her again when an unusual cargo takes him to a strange lonely, ... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Their prize was gold...and a woman in the sinister dives of the Java Sea!

Genres:

Adventure

Certificate:

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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

1 July 1954 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Soundtracks

All the World Is Mine on Sunday
Music by Pierre Roche
Lyrics by Geoffrey Parsons
Performed by Margaret Lockwood (uncredited) (dubbed by Lita Roza) (uncredited)
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