Rosa de Francia (1935)

80 mins | Drama | 1935

Director:

Gordon Wiles

Producer:

John Stone

Production Designers:

Duncan Cramer, Lewis H. Creber

Production Company:

Fox Film Corp.
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HISTORY

The plot was based on a dialogue continuity in the Twentieth Century-Fox Produced Scripts Collection, and the onscreen credits were taken from a screen credit sheet in the Twentieth Century-Fox Records of the Legal Department, both of which are in the UCLA Arts--Special Collections Library. The English translation of the title given in reviews is "Rose of France." According to HR , this was art director Gordon Wiles's first film as a director and, as the last of Fox's Spanish language films, was budgeted at double the amount usually spent on their other Spanish language ... More Less

The plot was based on a dialogue continuity in the Twentieth Century-Fox Produced Scripts Collection, and the onscreen credits were taken from a screen credit sheet in the Twentieth Century-Fox Records of the Legal Department, both of which are in the UCLA Arts--Special Collections Library. The English translation of the title given in reviews is "Rose of France." According to HR , this was art director Gordon Wiles's first film as a director and, as the last of Fox's Spanish language films, was budgeted at double the amount usually spent on their other Spanish language films. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
29 Oct 35
p. 6.
Hollywood Reporter
5 Jun 35
p. 6.
Hollywood Reporter
10 Jun 35
p. 14.
Hollywood Reporter
20 Jun 35
p. 4.
New York Times
28 Oct 35
p. 16.
Variety
26 Feb 36
p. 37.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Dirigida por [Dir]
Asst dir
Asst dir
Supervisión y dirección de diálogo [Supv and dial
PRODUCER
Prod
WRITERS
Adaptación cinematográfica de [Scr]
PHOTOGRAPHY
Fotografía [Photog]
ART DIRECTORS
Art dir
Art dir
COSTUMES
Trajes [Cost]
MUSIC
Dirección musical [Mus dir]
SOUND
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the play Rosa de Francia by Eduardo Marquina and Luis Fernández Ardavín (Madrid, 31 Mar 1923).
DETAILS
Release Date:
1935
Premiere Information:
New York opening: 25 October 1935
Production Date:
4 June--20 June 1935
Copyright Claimant:
20th Century Fox Film Corp.
Copyright Date:
12 October 1935
Copyright Number:
LP5844
Physical Properties:
Sound
Western Electric Noiseless Recording
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
80
Length(in feet):
7,191
Length(in reels):
8
Country:
United States
Language:
Spanish
PCA No:
1077
Passed by NBR:
Yes
SYNOPSIS

Luisa Isabel de Orleans, the "Rose of France," betrothed to Luis, the prince of Asturias, arrives at the palace of the Spanish royal family. Luisa, a charming and fun-loving girl, shocks King Felipe, Queen Isabel de Farnesio, and her husband-to-be with her irreverence and indecorous behavior. The two wed in great solemnity nonetheless, and Luisa gaily arranges her wedding suite. Farnesio and her husband decide, however, that the marriage cannot be consummated as the French princess has not proven herself trustworthy. Luis leaves Luisa alone on their wedding night, and Farnesio continues to prevent a real marital union between the young couple, though Felipe urges otherwise. When Felipe receives the news that his nephew, King Louis XV of France, is deathly ill, Farnesio tells him to abdicate so that he can take his place as the rightful heir of the French crown, which would thus leave the Spanish throne to Luisa and Luis. Realizing that he would then be the de facto ruler of Spain, in addition to being king of France, Philip agrees. Tesse, a nobleman and royal attendant, realizes that the royal couple must consummate their union so that Spain will have a strong monarchy. He calls on the marquis of Magny to flirt with Luisa to incite the jealousy of Luis. Luisa refuses to attend a Sunday church service with the royal family and instead has a picnic with her friends, including Magny. When Magny's flirtations become too serious, Luisa reacts with embarrassment. As the Royal family arrives, however, Magny carries Luisa from a tree where she has been concealing herself in a game of hide-and-seek. Shocked ... +


Luisa Isabel de Orleans, the "Rose of France," betrothed to Luis, the prince of Asturias, arrives at the palace of the Spanish royal family. Luisa, a charming and fun-loving girl, shocks King Felipe, Queen Isabel de Farnesio, and her husband-to-be with her irreverence and indecorous behavior. The two wed in great solemnity nonetheless, and Luisa gaily arranges her wedding suite. Farnesio and her husband decide, however, that the marriage cannot be consummated as the French princess has not proven herself trustworthy. Luis leaves Luisa alone on their wedding night, and Farnesio continues to prevent a real marital union between the young couple, though Felipe urges otherwise. When Felipe receives the news that his nephew, King Louis XV of France, is deathly ill, Farnesio tells him to abdicate so that he can take his place as the rightful heir of the French crown, which would thus leave the Spanish throne to Luisa and Luis. Realizing that he would then be the de facto ruler of Spain, in addition to being king of France, Philip agrees. Tesse, a nobleman and royal attendant, realizes that the royal couple must consummate their union so that Spain will have a strong monarchy. He calls on the marquis of Magny to flirt with Luisa to incite the jealousy of Luis. Luisa refuses to attend a Sunday church service with the royal family and instead has a picnic with her friends, including Magny. When Magny's flirtations become too serious, Luisa reacts with embarrassment. As the Royal family arrives, however, Magny carries Luisa from a tree where she has been concealing herself in a game of hide-and-seek. Shocked at her conduct, Luis orders her to leave the country estate for Madrid where she will be granted her liberty, but he is sorry to see her go. Hearing that Luis is fond of dressing up like a commoner for midnight adventures through the city, Luisa dresses like a common woman, veils herself and seeks out her husband. In a city park, Luis sees the disguised Luisa and falls in love, confessing that the "queen," Luisa, does not care for him. Felipe then arrives at the garden to find his son disturbing the peace. He scolds Luis for fraternizing with an unescorted lady and then orders her arrest. Luisa laughs at this, and Luis immediately recognizes her charming giggle. He takes her back to his home, and when Felipe and Farnesio arrive to tell him of Luisa's absence from the palace, the now happily married couple hide behind the curtains of his bed. +

GENRE
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Sub-genre:
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Subject

Legend
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Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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