Love and the Devil (1929)

Melodrama | 24 March 1929

Director:

Alexander Korda

Producer:

Ned Marin

Cinematographer:

Lee Garmes

Editor:

John Rawlins

Production Company:

First National Pictures, Inc.
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HISTORY

The 8 Dec 1928 Exhibitors Herald and Moving Picture World announced that the production starting date for The Comedy of Life, the film's working title, was 9 Nov 1928.
       Love and the Devil was the second and final American film of Hungarian-born actress Maria Corda. She and director Alexander Korda were married at the time of the film's ... More Less

The 8 Dec 1928 Exhibitors Herald and Moving Picture World announced that the production starting date for The Comedy of Life, the film's working title, was 9 Nov 1928.
       Love and the Devil was the second and final American film of Hungarian-born actress Maria Corda. She and director Alexander Korda were married at the time of the film's production. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Exhibitors Herald and Moving Picture World
8 Dec 1928
p. 50.
Film Daily
23 Jun 1929.
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CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
PRODUCERS
Prod
WRITERS
Story
Story
Titles
PHOTOGRAPHY
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FILM EDITOR
Film ed
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
The Comedy of Life
Release Date:
24 March 1929
Production Date:
began 9 November 1928
Copyright Claimant:
First National Pictures, Inc.
Copyright Date:
26 February 1929
Copyright Number:
LP162
Physical Properties:
Silent with sound sequences
Sd eff and mus score by Vitaphone
Black and White
Sound, also silent
Also si, 24 Mar 1929; 6,370 ft.
Length(in feet):
6,588
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Lord Dryan marries Giovanna, a beautiful and famous Italian opera singer, and takes her to live in England. Giovanna is deeply in love with Dryan, but the dank English climate soon depresses her, and she longs openly for the sunshine and plaudits of her former life, eventually persuading Dryan to return with her to Venice. Barotti, her former leading man, conspires with Giovanna's maid to gain access to Giovanna's room at night without her knowledge; Dryan finds them together and takes a shot at Barotti. Dryan believes Giovanna to have been unfaithful, and she disappears. Dryan is charged with her murder on circumstantial evidence, but he is acquitted. Dryan goes to kill Barotti, and the tenor falls to his death. Dryan and Giovanna are ... +


Lord Dryan marries Giovanna, a beautiful and famous Italian opera singer, and takes her to live in England. Giovanna is deeply in love with Dryan, but the dank English climate soon depresses her, and she longs openly for the sunshine and plaudits of her former life, eventually persuading Dryan to return with her to Venice. Barotti, her former leading man, conspires with Giovanna's maid to gain access to Giovanna's room at night without her knowledge; Dryan finds them together and takes a shot at Barotti. Dryan believes Giovanna to have been unfaithful, and she disappears. Dryan is charged with her murder on circumstantial evidence, but he is acquitted. Dryan goes to kill Barotti, and the tenor falls to his death. Dryan and Giovanna are reunited. +

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