The World Changes (1933)
A film directed by Mervyn LeRoy

Genre: Drama

Film Review

The World Changes is an American film drama first released on 25th November 1933, directed by Mervyn LeRoy. Cinematography was by Tony Gaudio. It is based on a story by Sheridan Gibney and stars Paul Muni, Aline MacMahon, Mary Astor, Donald Cook and Jean Muir.   It is a First National Pictures production, produced by Robert Lord and distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. Location filming was in Warner Brothers Ranch, Verdugo Ave. and Pass Avenue, Burbank, California, USA.   The film was released with the tagline: "HUMAN! TOUCHING! DYNAMIC!"   It is a black and white film and runs to 1 hour and 31 minutes.  

Our overall rating for The World Changes is: good - passable entertainment.

Other memorable films that have been directed by Mervyn LeRoy include: Show Girl in Hollywood (1930), Gentleman's Fate (1931), Blossoms in the Dust (1941) and No Time for Sergeants (1958). The actor Paul Muni has also appeared in: Seven Faces (1929), Black Fury (1935), The Good Earth (1937) and Stage Door Canteen (1943).

Other drama films of the 1930s from USA that are recommended viewing include: D.W. Griffith's Abraham Lincoln (1930), Frank Capra's The Bitter Tea of General Yen (1933), James Whale's Frankenstein (1931), Gregory Ratoff's Intermezzo (1939) and Henry King's Jesse James (1939).

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Film Credits

  • Director: Mervyn LeRoy
  • Script: Edward Chodorov, Sheridan Gibney (story)
  • Photo: Tony Gaudio
  • Cast: Paul Muni (Orin Nordholm Jr.), Aline MacMahon (Anna Nordholm), Mary Astor (Virginia 'Ginny' Clafflin Nordholm), Donald Cook (Richard Nordholm), Jean Muir (Selma Peterson II), Guy Kibbee (James Clafflin), Patricia Ellis (Natalie Clinton Nordholm), Theodore Newton (Paul Nordholm), Margaret Lindsay (Jennifer Clinton Nordholm), Gordon Westcott (John Nordholm), Alan Dinehart (Ogden Jarrett), Henry O'Neill (Orin Nordholm Sr.), Anna Q. Nilsson (Mrs. Peterson), Arthur Hohl (Mr. Patten), William Janney (Orin Nordholm III), Mickey Rooney (Otto Peterson), Douglass Dumbrille (Buffalo Bill Cody), Marjorie Gateson (Mrs. Clinton), Oscar Apfel (Mr. Morley, a Banker), Alan Mowbray (Sir Phillip Ivor), William Burress (Mr. Krauss, a Banker), Wallis Clark (Mr. Freddie McCord), Clay Clement (Lt. Col. George Armstrong Custer), Willard Robertson (Mr. Peterson), James Bush (Orin III's Roomate)
  • Country: USA
  • Language: English
  • Support: Black and White
  • Runtime: 91 min

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