Ah, Wilderness! (1935)

Ah, Wilderness!





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In this film, impressionable turn-of-the-century lad Eric Linden is anxious to taste life to the fullest. Linden's father Lionel Barrymore sternly advises the boy to be good and be careful, while Barrymore's shiftless, bibulous brother-in-law Wallace Beery encourages Linden to get out, get drunk, and find himself a woman.

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Classics, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Albert Hackett, Frances Goodrich
In Theaters:
On DVD: Nov 18, 1992


as Sidney "Sid" Miller

as Tommy Miller

as Nat Miller

as Lily Davis

as Richard Miller

as Muriel McComber

as Essie Miller

as Mr. McComber

as Mr. McComber

as Arthur Miller

as Wint Selby

as Mildred Miller

as Miss Hawley
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Critic Reviews for Ah, Wilderness!

All Critics (3) | Top Critics (2)

Full Review… | March 25, 2006
New York Times
Top Critic

Full Review… | April 25, 2001
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

This classic coming of age tale, based on Eugene's O'Neil's serio comedy, is charming and extremely well acted.

Full Review… | January 9, 2013

Audience Reviews for Ah, Wilderness!


Great cast. W.C. Fields was the first choice to play the Wallace Beery role, but Beery does an excellent job. Lionel Barrymore is good as well, Aline MacMahon is always wonderful. Spring Byington and a very young Mickey Rooney provide able support. The story is based on Eugene O?Neill?s only comedy, and it is a good tale. The characters are well defined, Clarence Brown ably directs. As always, the MGM production is excellent. Very good art direction, costume design and cinematography.

James Higgins

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