Chances (film)

Chances is a 1931 American Pre-Code war drama film directed by Allan Dwan, starring Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., and is based on a novel by A. Hamilton Gibbs.[1]

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Directed byAllan Dwan
Produced byFirst National
Written byWaldemar Young (adaptation)
Screenplay byA. Hamilton Gibbs
Based onChances
by A. Hamilton Gibbs
StarringDouglas Fairbanks, Jr.
Rose Hobart
Music byDavid Mendoza
Oscar Potoker
CinematographyErnest Haller
Edited byRay Curtiss
Distributed byFirst National and Warner Brothers
Release date
  • July 18, 1931 (1931-07-18)
Running time
72 minutes
CountryUnited States

According to Fairbanks Jr the film was a hit.[2]

Plot summary

During World War I, Jack (Douglas Fairbanks Jr.) and Tom Ingleside (Anthony Bushell) are two British brother officers who happen who fall in love with the same girl Molly Prescott (Rose Hobart) while on furlough, resulting in dissention at the Front.[3]



Preservation status

Preserved at the Library of Congress.[4]


  1. The AFI Catalog of Feature Films 1893-1993: Chances,; accessed August 4, 2015.
  2. Bawden, James; Miller, Ron (4 March 2016). Conversations with Classic Film Stars: Interviews from Hollywood's Golden Era. University Press of Kentucky. p. 98.
  3. Chances at
  4. Catalog of Holdings The American Film Institute Collection and The United Artists Collection at The Library of Congress by The American Film Institute (1978), p. 28

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