Grand Canary
Directed byIrving Cummings
Written byErnest Pascal
Based onGrand Canary by A. J. Cronin
Produced byJesse L. Lasky
StarringWarner Baxter
Madge Evans
Marjorie Rambeau
Zita Johann
H.B. Warner
CinematographyBert Glennon
Edited byJack Murray
Music byLouis De Francesco
Hugo Friedhofer
Arthur Lange
Cyril J. Mockridge
Distributed byFox Film Corporation
Release date
  • July 20, 1934 (1934-07-20)
Running time
78 minutes
CountryUnited States

Grand Canary is a 1934 American drama film directed by Irving Cummings and starring Warner Baxter, Madge Evans and Marjorie Rambeau.[1] It is an adaptation of A. J. Cronin's 1933 novel of the same title.[2]


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.



  1. ^ Solomon p.349
  2. ^ Goble p.99