This Mad World (1930)

Melodrama | 12 April 1930

Cinematographers:

Harold Rosson, Peverell Marley

Editor:

Anne Bauchens

Production Designer:

Cedric Gibbons

Production Company:

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Corp.
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SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
13 Jul 1930.
---
New York Times
21 Jul 1930
p. 20.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
Dir of photog
ART DIRECTOR
Art dir
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
COSTUMES
Gowns
SOUND
Sd eng
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the play Terre inhumaine by François Curel (Paris, 13 Dec 1922).
DETAILS
Release Date:
12 April 1930
Copyright Claimant:
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Distributing Corp.
Copyright Date:
21 April 1930
Copyright Number:
LP1235
Physical Properties:
Sound
Movietone
Black and White
Sound, also silent
Also si.
Length(in feet):
5,446 , 6,100
Length(in reels):
8
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Paul, a French secret agent, impelled by a mission and a desire to visit his mother, Pauline, lands behind German lines in Alsace-Lorraine and makes his way to her inn. He is recognized by Victoria, the wife of a German general who is there to keep a rendezvous with her husband. Her attempt to have him arrested is circumvented by their mutual attraction, not daunted by the fact that Paul has caused the death of her nephew. Later, in anguish over his confession, she tries to bring about his arrest and finally commits suicide over having betrayed her lover. When the Germans investigate her death, Pauline disclaims any knowledge of her son's identity in order to carry out herself his mission. Paul is executed by a firing ... +


Paul, a French secret agent, impelled by a mission and a desire to visit his mother, Pauline, lands behind German lines in Alsace-Lorraine and makes his way to her inn. He is recognized by Victoria, the wife of a German general who is there to keep a rendezvous with her husband. Her attempt to have him arrested is circumvented by their mutual attraction, not daunted by the fact that Paul has caused the death of her nephew. Later, in anguish over his confession, she tries to bring about his arrest and finally commits suicide over having betrayed her lover. When the Germans investigate her death, Pauline disclaims any knowledge of her son's identity in order to carry out herself his mission. Paul is executed by a firing squad. +

GENRE
Genre:
Sub-genre:
World War I


Subject

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

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