What a Widow (1930)

90 mins | Romantic comedy | 13 September 1930

Director:

Allan Dwan

Cinematographer:

George Barnes

Editor:

Viola Lawrence

Production Designer:

Paul Nelson

Production Company:

Gloria Productions, Inc.
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HISTORY

Some reveiws listed the title as What a Widow! ... More Less

Some reveiws listed the title as What a Widow! . More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
5 Oct 1930.
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Los Angeles Times
15 Sep 1930
p. A7.
New York Times
4 Oct 1930
p. 15.
Variety
17 Sep 1930
p. 21.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
PRODUCER
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
ART DIRECTOR
Art dir
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
MUSIC
Mus dir
Spec orch
SOUND
Rec eng
SOURCES
SONGS
"Love Is Like a Song," "Say 'Oui' Chérie" and "You're the One," words by J. Russell Robinson and George Waggner, music by Vincent Youmans.
DETAILS
Release Date:
13 September 1930
Premiere Information:
Los Angeles opening: 12 September 1930
Copyright Claimant:
Gloria Productions, Inc.
Copyright Date:
4 September 1930
Copyright Number:
LP1586
Physical Properties:
Sound
Movietone
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
90
Length(in feet):
8,128
Length(in reels):
10
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Tamarind Brooks, widowed for a year, sails for Paris in search of romance and adventure. Aboard ship she meets many socialites--among them, Gerry Morgan, a successful young lawyer; Victor, an alcoholic nightclub dancer; and his partner and wife, Valli, who plans to divorce him in Paris to marry Ivan Bastikoff, a Russian violinist. Although Tam encourages many men, it is Gerry who falls in love and proposes marriage; however, she rejects him. In Paris, Tam leases the modernistic town house of the Marquise de la Fousbouget, who arranges for her to meet tout Paris, including José, a Spanish baritone with whom she has a fling while arranging for Valli's divorce. Tam and Gerry separate as the result of an argument and cause a fight between Bastikoff and José. After a spree with Victor, Tam passes out; and the next morning, assuming they have had sexual intercourse, she agrees to marry him; then, realizing her error, she joins Gerry aboard a Dornier D-OX bound for New York, and they are married as the plane flies over the Statue of Liberty and ... +


Tamarind Brooks, widowed for a year, sails for Paris in search of romance and adventure. Aboard ship she meets many socialites--among them, Gerry Morgan, a successful young lawyer; Victor, an alcoholic nightclub dancer; and his partner and wife, Valli, who plans to divorce him in Paris to marry Ivan Bastikoff, a Russian violinist. Although Tam encourages many men, it is Gerry who falls in love and proposes marriage; however, she rejects him. In Paris, Tam leases the modernistic town house of the Marquise de la Fousbouget, who arranges for her to meet tout Paris, including José, a Spanish baritone with whom she has a fling while arranging for Valli's divorce. Tam and Gerry separate as the result of an argument and cause a fight between Bastikoff and José. After a spree with Victor, Tam passes out; and the next morning, assuming they have had sexual intercourse, she agrees to marry him; then, realizing her error, she joins Gerry aboard a Dornier D-OX bound for New York, and they are married as the plane flies over the Statue of Liberty and Broadway. +

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Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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