|Directed by||Irving Cummings|
|Written by||Ernest Pascal|
|Based on||Grand Canary by A. J. Cronin|
|Produced by||Jesse L. Lasky|
|Starring|| Warner Baxter |
|Edited by||Jack Murray|
|Music by|| Louis De Francesco |
Cyril J. Mockridge
|Distributed by||Fox Film Corporation|
Grand Canary is a 1934 American drama film directed by Irving Cummings and starring Warner Baxter, Madge Evans and Marjorie Rambeau.It is an adaptation of A. J. Cronin's 1933 novel of the same title.
A British Doctor is forced to leave England after three of his patents die during experimental treatment. He boards a freighter from Liverpool and lands in the Canary Islands. He encounters the Lady Mary Fielding, wife of one of the wealthiest landowners in the area, and explains to her that the patients died before he could administer his new serum to them, and he has been falsely scapegoated by the medical profession. When a yellow fever outbreak threatens the health of many on the island, including Lady Fielding, he takes a key role in quelling the disease. In this time he bonds with Suzan Tranter, running a medical mission, who he has known for some years. Lady Fielding returns to her husband and the Doctor finds happiness with Susan.
Warner Leroy Baxter was an American film actor from the 1910s to the 1940s. Baxter is known for his role as the Cisco Kid in the 1928 film In Old Arizona, for which he won the Academy Award for Best Actor at the 2nd Academy Awards. He frequently played womanizing, charismatic Latin bandit types in Westerns, and played the Cisco Kid or a similar character throughout the 1930s, but had a range of other roles throughout his career.
Archibald Joseph Cronin, known as A. J. Cronin, was a Scottish physician and novelist. His best-known novel is The Citadel (1937), about a Scottish doctor who serves in a Welsh mining village before achieving success in London, where he becomes disillusioned about the venality and incompetence of some doctors. Cronin knew both areas, as a medical inspector of mines and as a doctor in Harley Street. The book exposed unfairness and malpractice in British medicine and helped to inspire the National Health Service. The Stars Look Down, set in the North East of England, is another of his best-selling novels inspired by his work among miners. Both novels have been filmed, as have Hatter's Castle, The Keys of the Kingdom and The Green Years. His 1935 novella Country Doctor inspired a long-running BBC radio and TV series, Dr. Finlay's Casebook (1962–1971), set in the 1920s. There was a follow-up series in 1993–1996.
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