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All the Brothers Were Valiant

Released Nov 13, 1953 1h 41m Adventure List
Reviews 25% Audience Score 50+ Ratings Sailor Joel Shore (Robert Taylor) goes looking for his whale hunter brother, Mark (Stewart Granger), who is lost during a disastrous mission at sea. Joel and his wife, Priscilla (Ann Blyth), eventually catch up with Mark on a tropical island -- but, to their surprise, misfortune and tragedy have transformed him into a troubled, desperate man. Before long, Mark begins to pursue a romantic relationship with Priscilla, leading to vicious sibling rivalry and a violent mutiny. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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Emanuel Levy Variety A passably enjoyable romantic adventure about whalers, starring Robert Taylor and Stewart Granger. Rated: B- Jul 26, 2010 Full Review Clyde Gilmour Maclean's Magazine ...the story is too thick and the characters too thin. Nov 13, 2019 Full Review Diego Galán El Pais (Spain) An inoffensive, naïve, and entertaining movie. [Full Review in Spanish] Sep 3, 2019 Full Review Read all reviews

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Steve D Melodramatic eye roll worthy schlock. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 12/25/23 Full Review Audience Member Melodrama on the high seas. Not great but a little interesting for 90 minute somewhat dated movie. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/20/23 Full Review Audience Member MGM lays another egg and spends fistfuls of money on this dud. Almost everything about this film is wrong, so where do you start? MGM had a stable of stars it could have called on (some in this film) to perform in fresh, new comedies, dramas, or musicals, but it went back to a 1923 property it owned and tried to make a technicolor extravaganza about whaling and mutiny on the sea that makes no sense. None of the characters have any development and we feel nothing for any of them. There is no real tension in the air. A contented crew would not turn, en masse, on their captain if they were being well treated. What we genuinely feel is horror when one of the brothers cold-heartedly spears the natives and kills them for no good reason. This was considered to be OK back in 1953. You could kill or maim anyone who was not white -- because they were not people. Yet our sympathy stays with the natives throughout this movie and we are aghast at how the white people treat them. Times may have changed, but were our fathers and grandfathers so barbaric? It is part of our heritage, but this movie, in all respects, stinks. The "native girl" who kisses one of the crew could not, in fact, be native, she had to be white, and made up for the part. In this film, no one is valiant -- especially the writers and producers who concocted this behemoth of a monstrosity and tried to sell it to a unsuspecting public. By this time, we're very tired of seeing the same MGM clothing, scarves, and other decorations being used again in another film. The so-called glitz is so very noticeable now that you are asking yourself what sound stage did they do this scene on? and what islet of the ocean in California was this filmed? Valiant rates low in any rating system. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 02/16/23 Full Review Audience Member Glossy MGM sea adventure lacks emotion. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review ashley h All the Brothers Were Valiant is a disappointing film. It is about two brothers who fight over the same girl and over a bag of pearls. Robert Taylor and Stewart Granger give terrible performances. The screenplay is badly written. Richard Thorpe did a horrible job directing this movie. I was not impressed with this motion picture. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member good sea adventure also remake of a silent 1923 version Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis Sailor Joel Shore (Robert Taylor) goes looking for his whale hunter brother, Mark (Stewart Granger), who is lost during a disastrous mission at sea. Joel and his wife, Priscilla (Ann Blyth), eventually catch up with Mark on a tropical island -- but, to their surprise, misfortune and tragedy have transformed him into a troubled, desperate man. Before long, Mark begins to pursue a romantic relationship with Priscilla, leading to vicious sibling rivalry and a violent mutiny.
Director
Richard Thorpe
Producer
Pandro S. Berman
Distributor
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Production Co
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Genre
Adventure
Original Language
English
Release Date (Theaters)
Nov 13, 1953, Original
Release Date (Streaming)
Aug 4, 2009
Runtime
1h 41m
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