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SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
5 Aug 1928.
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New York Times
30 Jul 1928
p. 21.
Variety
1 Aug 1928
p. 18.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
PRODUCERS
WRITERS
Story
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
FILM EDITORS
Film ed
SOURCES
SONGS
"Sunbeams Bring Dreams of You," words by J. Keirn Brennan, music by Karl Hajos.
DETAILS
Release Date:
18 August 1928
Premiere Information:
New York opening: week of 28 July 1928
Copyright Claimant:
Paramount Famous Lasky Corp.
Copyright Date:
16 August 1928
Copyright Number:
LP25544
Physical Properties:
Silent with sound sequences
Mus score and sd eff by Vitaphone
Black and White
Sound, also silent
Also si; 7,159 ft.
Length(in feet):
7,434
Length(in reels):
8
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Born into a family of poor peasants, Rachel becomes the leading actress in the Comédie Française through the patronage of three influential men: Baron Hartman, the wealthiest man in France; Count Vareski, a relative of Napoleon; and Paul Lukas, the leading newspaper publisher in Europe. All three men are in love with her, but she throws them over when she falls in love with Raoul Duval, who is about to be appointed ambassador to Russia. Lukas threatens to publish Rachel's love letters to Raoul, but to protect Raoul's reputation Rachel pretends that she has only been toying with his emotions. Raoul goes to Russia, and Rachel, exhausted by life and love, dies ... +


Born into a family of poor peasants, Rachel becomes the leading actress in the Comédie Française through the patronage of three influential men: Baron Hartman, the wealthiest man in France; Count Vareski, a relative of Napoleon; and Paul Lukas, the leading newspaper publisher in Europe. All three men are in love with her, but she throws them over when she falls in love with Raoul Duval, who is about to be appointed ambassador to Russia. Lukas threatens to publish Rachel's love letters to Raoul, but to protect Raoul's reputation Rachel pretends that she has only been toying with his emotions. Raoul goes to Russia, and Rachel, exhausted by life and love, dies peacefully. +

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