The Howards of Virginia (1940) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Howards of Virginia (1940)

The Howards of Virginia





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Based on Elizabeth Page's novel The Tree of Liberty, Frank Lloyd's Revolutionary War drama stars Cary Grant as Matt Howard as a man of humble upbringing who falls for a rich aristocrat's daughter (Martha Scott).more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Classics
Directed By:
Written By: Sidney Buchman
In Theaters:
On DVD: Mar 25, 2003
Columbia Pictures


Cary Grant
as Matt Howard
Martha Scott
as Jan Peyton-Howard
Cedric Hardwicke
as Fleetwood Peyton
Alan Marshal
as Roger Peyton
Richard Carlson
as Thomas Jefferson
Paul Kelly
as Captain Jabez Allen
Irving Bacon
as Tom Norton
Elisabeth Risdon
as Aunt Clarissa
Elizabeth Risdon
as Aunt Clarissa
Anne Revere
as Mrs. Betsy Norton
Richard Alden
as James Howard
Tom Drake
as James Howard at Age ...
Phil Taylor
as Peyton Howard at Age...
Rita Quigley
as Mary Howard at Age 1...
Richard Gaines
as Patrick Henry
George Houston
as George Washington
Sam McDaniel
as Uncle Robert, the Bu...
Virginia Sale
as Neighbor
Ralph Byrd
as James Howard
Dick Jones
as Matt Howard at Age 1...
Buster Phelps
as Thomas Jefferson at ...
Wade Boteler
as Uncle Reuben
Mary Field
as Susan Howard
R. Wells Gordon
as Colonel Jefferson
Charles Francis
as Mr. Douglas
Olaf Hytten
as Gentleman
Emmett Vogan
as Representative
J. Anthony Hughes
as Tidewater Representa...
Alan Ladd
as Neighbor
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A good cast and handsome production but there wasn't enough of drama to the Revolutionary War they had to throw in a family soap opera too?

jay nixon

Super Reviewer


This was on very late the other night, so I watched most of it, but I didn't get to see the end, I was too tired. Grant is energetic and sexy in this historic film of a man who is pursuing his dreams in America, and the wife from an aristocratic background that conflicts with his lifestyle. I liked this movie so far, but I really need to see how it ends, I hope they play it again sometime.

Aj V

Super Reviewer


I love these old movies...a soft spot in my heart. Cary Grant is pretty funny in this...very excitable!

Robin P.

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