• The Pursuit of Happiness (1934)

The Pursuit of Happiness Poster

Release Date: 1934

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 20 min

Plot Summary
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: Francis Lederer, Joan Bennett, Charlie Ruggles, Mary Boland, Minor Watson, Michael Morris, Barbara Barondess, Walter Kingsford

Director: Alexander Hall

Genres: Comedy