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River of Romance

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River of Romance
Directed byRichard Wallace
Screenplay byEthel Doherty
Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Booth Tarkington
Dan Totheroh
John V.A. Weaver
StarringCharles 'Buddy' Rogers
Mary Brian
June Collyer
Henry B. Walthall
Wallace Beery
Fred Kohler
Natalie Kingston
Music byKarl Hajos
CinematographyVictor Milner
Edited byAlyson Shaffer
Christie Film Company
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
  • June 29, 1929 (1929-06-29)
Running time
78 minutes
CountryUnited States

River of Romance is a 1929 American drama film directed by Richard Wallace and written by Ethel Doherty, Joseph L. Mankiewicz, Dan Totheroh and John V.A. Weaver. The film stars Charles 'Buddy' Rogers, Mary Brian, June Collyer, Henry B. Walthall, Wallace Beery, Fred Kohler and Natalie Kingston. It is based on the play Magnolia by Booth Tarkington. The film was released on June 29, 1929, by Paramount Pictures.[1][2]


In 1830s Mississippi, Tom Rumsford (Charles "Buddy" Rogers) comes back to Magnolia Landing, his Parents' estate. Having been brought up in the north by Quaker relatives, he just hates violence and accordingly refuses a duel. As this is the only way in the south to settle a dispute between gentleman, Tom's father is so infuriated by his behavior that tom has no other choice but leave. Away from Magnolia Landing, Tom learns bravery and returns seven years later as "the notorious Colonel Blake" the terror of the Lower Mississippi...



  1. ^ "River of Romance (1929) - Overview - TCM.com". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved February 14, 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "River of Romance". afi.com. Retrieved February 14, 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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