Smilin' Through
Smilin' Through (1932)

Smilin' Through is the story of a bitter old man (Leslie Howard), whose fiancee (Norma Shearer) was killed on their wedding day by her jilted former suitor (Fredric March). Years later, the man is forced to take care of his orphaned… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: September 24, 1932
DVD Release Date: December 15, 1993
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Mordaunt Hall
New York Times

It is a beautiful production, too immaculate, if anything, in its scenes of the past.

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Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies

It shows off the weaknesses of its leads; it stews in rank sentimentality; and it suffers from an uneven tone and attention-killing pacing problems.

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Variety Staff

In interpretation, in acting and in the fine presentation of all its poetically romantic qualities, this version is a worthy successor to the earlier transcription.

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TV Guide

Lovely, simply lovely.

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John Ballantine
It didn't take long to remake this one but the original is quite something to behold. Shearer and March are at their finest.
Antonius Block
What a charming film this is. It's definitely for the lover of romance, and if that's the type of film you like, this one is easy to love - it has… More