"THE MAN FROM YESTERDAY" (1932)
The "Enoch Arden" theme is slicked up for The Man From Yesterday. Nurse Claudette Colbert marries army doctor Charles Boyer, believing that her first husband, Clive Brook, has been killed in World War One. Not quite; Brook has survived (though not by much), ending up in the same hospital with Dr. Boyer and nurse Colbert. She is willing to honor her first marriage, but Brook, aware that he is dying from the aftereffects of poison gas, nobly sends her away.
Claudette Colbert - Sylvia Suffolk
Clive Brook - Capt. Tony Clyde
Charles Boyer - Rene Goudin
Andy Devine - Steve Hand
Alan Mowbray - Dr. Waite
Greta Meyer - Inn Proprietress
Yola D'Avril - Tony's girl
Barbara Leonard - Steve's girl
There is much to admire in the acting and in the composition of the scenes in "The Man From Yesterday," a story of the First World War which hails from a play known as "Wound Stripes."