Jenny Lind (1931)

92 mins | Musical | 1931

Production Company:

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Corp.
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HISTORY

This was a French-language version of the 1930 film, A Lady's Morals , which was directed by Sidney Franklin and starred Grace Moore and Reginald Denny. The onscreen credits were taken from a studio cutting continuity. In the credits of the French version, Grace Moore was identified as "Prima donna du Metropolitan Opéra de New ... More Less

This was a French-language version of the 1930 film, A Lady's Morals , which was directed by Sidney Franklin and starred Grace Moore and Reginald Denny. The onscreen credits were taken from a studio cutting continuity. In the credits of the French version, Grace Moore was identified as "Prima donna du Metropolitan Opéra de New York." More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
HF
8 Nov 30
p. 24.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Réalisation de [Dir]
Asst dir
WRITERS
Scénario de [Scr]
Scénario de [Scr]
Dialogue de
Dialogue de
Adaptation française de [French adpt]
PHOTOGRAPHY
Photographié par [Photog]
ART DIRECTOR
Décorateur [Art dir]
FILM EDITOR
Editeur [Ed]
SOUND
Ingénieur du son [Sd eng]
DANCE
Danses par [Dances staged by]
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the novel Jenny Lind by Dorothy Farnum (publication undetermined).
SONGS
Musiques et paroles par [Music and lyrics by]: Carrie Jacobs -Bond, Oscar Straus, Herbert Stothart, Clifford Grey, Arthur Freed and Harry M. Woods.
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
A Lady's Morals
Release Date:
1931
Production Date:
early Nov 1930
Physical Properties:
Sound
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
92
Length(in reels):
11
Country:
United States
Language:
French
Passed by NBR:
Yes
SYNOPSIS

[The following plot summary is based on the English-language version of this film, A Lady's Morals ; character names refer to that version.] Paul Brandt, a young composer, falls hopelessly in love with the singer Jenny Lind, following her from city to city, hoping to impress her by his persistency. Jenny loses her voice while performing Norma , and in the chaos that ensues, Paul is struck on the head, gradually causing him to become blind. He is instrumental in bringing the songstress to a maestro who is able to restore her voice, thus proving his unselfish love. She returns with him to Sweden, still chaste and unstirred, but when it becomes evident that Paul is becoming blind, he leaves without explanation just as Jenny is beginning to respond to his love. She is about to make her American debut at the Castle Garden in New York under the direction of P. T. Barnum when she is happily reunited with Paul, now a wandering blind ... +


[The following plot summary is based on the English-language version of this film, A Lady's Morals ; character names refer to that version.] Paul Brandt, a young composer, falls hopelessly in love with the singer Jenny Lind, following her from city to city, hoping to impress her by his persistency. Jenny loses her voice while performing Norma , and in the chaos that ensues, Paul is struck on the head, gradually causing him to become blind. He is instrumental in bringing the songstress to a maestro who is able to restore her voice, thus proving his unselfish love. She returns with him to Sweden, still chaste and unstirred, but when it becomes evident that Paul is becoming blind, he leaves without explanation just as Jenny is beginning to respond to his love. She is about to make her American debut at the Castle Garden in New York under the direction of P. T. Barnum when she is happily reunited with Paul, now a wandering blind musician. +

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