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Max (Francis Lederer) is a German violinist who is drafted to fight as a Hessian alongside the British during the American Revolution. But once he is in America, Max becomes impressed with the colonial cause and deserts the British. He finds shelter at the homestead of Aaron Kirkland (Charles Ruggles) and falls in love with Kirkland's beautiful daughter Prudence (Joan Bennett). He tries to approach Prudence, but unfamiliar Puritan mores get in his way and frustrate his pursuit of happiness.

Cast & Crew

Francis Lederer
Max Christmann
Joan Bennett
Prudence Kirkland
Charles Ruggles
Aaron Kirkland
Mary Boland
Comfort Kirkland
Minor Watson
Colonel Sherwood
Adrian Morris
Thad Jennings
Duke York
Jonathan
Burr Caruth
Reverend Miles
Karl Struss
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  • The picture has been intelligently directed; it is quite consistently entertaining; and it has, as I have said, the ingratiating Mr. Lederer in a part well tailored to his talents, including his gift for comedy.

    June 12, 2019 | Full Review…

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