A Modern Hero

A Modern Hero

Richard Barthelmess
Director: Arthur Greville Collins, G.W. Pabst Cast: Richard Barthelmess
Richard Barthelmess
, Jean Muir
Jean Muir
Arthur Greville Collins, G.W. Pabst,


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Produced by Warner Bros. in 1934, A Modern Hero was the only American talkie directed by the great German filmmaker G. W. Pabst. Richard Barthelmess plays Pierre, the bastard son of blowzy, besotted circus performer Mme. Azais (Marjorie Rambeau). Fiercely ambitious, Pierre enters the world of automobile manufacturing, rising to the heights of success by callously using wealthy women to get ahead. After breaking one heart after another, Pierre is finally beaten at his own game by a disgruntled young lady who walks out on him, forcing him to admit that he's an utter flop as a human being. Jean Muir co-stars as Joanna, seduced and abandoned early in the proceedings, while other women crucial to Pierre's ascension are played by Veree Teasdale and Florence Eldredge. Based on a novel by Louis Bromfield, A Modern Hero has been correctly assessed by one of the director's devotees as having "little of Pabst in it."

Product Details

Release Date: 06/05/2018
UPC: 0888574662226
Original Release: 1934
Source: Warner Archives
Time: 1:11:00
Sales rank: 45,380

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Richard Barthelmess Pierre Radler
Jean Muir Joanna Ryan
Marjorie Rambeau Mme. Azais
Veree Teasdale Lady Claire Benson
Florence Eldridge Leah
Dorothy Burgess Hazel Radler
Hobart Cavanaugh Mueller
William Janney Young Pierre
Theodore Newton Elmer
J.M. Kerrigan Ryan
Arthur Hohl Homer Flint
Maidel Turner Aunt Clara
Mickey Rentschler Peter
Richard Tucker Eggelson
Judith Vosselli Mrs. Eggelson

Technical Credits
Arthur Greville Collins Director
G.W. Pabst Director
James Gibbon Editor
Robert M. Haas Art Director
Gene Markey Screenwriter
Orry-Kelly Costumes/Costume Designer
William Rees Cinematographer
Kathryn Scola Screenwriter
James Seymour Producer

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