Su última noche (1931)

78 mins | Comedy-drama | 1931

Producer:

George E. Kann

Cinematographer:

Ray Binger

Editor:

Peggy O'Day

Production Designer:

Cedric Gibbons

Production Company:

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Corp.
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HISTORY

This was the Spanish-language version of the 1926 silent film, The Gay Deceiver (see entry), which was directed by John M. Stahl and starred Lew Cody and Marceline Day. The working title of the Spanish version was Toto . The Spanish version was primarily adapted by Miguel de Zárraga in a form faithful to the original, and subsequently reworked with variations by Eduardo Ugarte According to some sources, José López Rubio also worked on the screenplay, but his participation in the released film has not been ... More Less

This was the Spanish-language version of the 1926 silent film, The Gay Deceiver (see entry), which was directed by John M. Stahl and starred Lew Cody and Marceline Day. The working title of the Spanish version was Toto . The Spanish version was primarily adapted by Miguel de Zárraga in a form faithful to the original, and subsequently reworked with variations by Eduardo Ugarte According to some sources, José López Rubio also worked on the screenplay, but his participation in the released film has not been confirmed. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Cinl
Mar 1931
p. 36.
HF
18 Oct 1930
p. 23.
HF
25 Oct 1930
p. 23.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Asst dir
PRODUCER
WRITERS
Spanish version wrt
PHOTOGRAPHY
Photog
ART DIRECTOR
Art dir
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
SOUND
Rec dir
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the play Patachon by Maurice Hennequin and Félix Duquesnel (Paris, 23 Oct 1907) and the English-language adaptation, Toto , by Achmed Abdullah (New York, 21 Mar 1921).
DETAILS
Alternate Titles:
The Gay Deceiver
Toto
Release Date:
1931
Premiere Information:
San Juan, Puerto Rico opening: 1 May 1931
Los Angeles opening: 17 July 1931
Production Date:
mid October--early November 1930
Physical Properties:
Sound
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
78
Length(in feet):
7,005
Length(in reels):
9
Country:
United States
Language:
Spanish
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

[The following plot summary is based on the silent version of this film, The Gay Deceiver ; character names refer to that version.] Antoine de Tillois leaves his puritanical wife and in Paris becomes known as King Toto, leader of the bohemian set. Their daughter, Louise, spends 8 months of each year with her mother in Blois and 4 in Paris with her father, her sole concern being to see them reunited. Although Louise has fallen in love with Robert Le Rivarol, she vows not to marry until she accomplishes her aim; consequently, Toto pretends to reform and announces he is giving up his Paris life to return to his wife. Merinville, her accountant, and his nephew--both after Louise's money--discover that Toto has been corresponding with the Countess de Sano, his latest mistress; they try to blackmail Toto and scheme to get an annulment of Louise's marriage, but Toto thwarts their plot. When the countess absconds with her husband's secretary, Toto and his wife are happily ... +


[The following plot summary is based on the silent version of this film, The Gay Deceiver ; character names refer to that version.] Antoine de Tillois leaves his puritanical wife and in Paris becomes known as King Toto, leader of the bohemian set. Their daughter, Louise, spends 8 months of each year with her mother in Blois and 4 in Paris with her father, her sole concern being to see them reunited. Although Louise has fallen in love with Robert Le Rivarol, she vows not to marry until she accomplishes her aim; consequently, Toto pretends to reform and announces he is giving up his Paris life to return to his wife. Merinville, her accountant, and his nephew--both after Louise's money--discover that Toto has been corresponding with the Countess de Sano, his latest mistress; they try to blackmail Toto and scheme to get an annulment of Louise's marriage, but Toto thwarts their plot. When the countess absconds with her husband's secretary, Toto and his wife are happily reconciled. +

GENRE
Genre:
Sub-genre:
Domestic


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