Blaze o' Glory (1930)

78 mins | Drama | 1 January 1930

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HISTORY

According to contemporary sources, Blaze o'Glory was reduced in length just after its New York premiere; some songs were shortened, while the story remained essentially the same. According to the second Var review, on 15 Jan 1930, Sono Art had requested that the trade paper take a look at the altered film and review it again. The 15 Jan review, which was more positive than Var 's 1 Jan 1930 review, noted that, despite the "seven or eight deletions" for the new version, the picture was "projected in the same time that the original required."
       Blaze o' Glory also was produced in a Spanish-language version entitled Sombras de gloria (See Entry), directed by Andrew Stone and starring José Bohr and Mona ... More Less

According to contemporary sources, Blaze o'Glory was reduced in length just after its New York premiere; some songs were shortened, while the story remained essentially the same. According to the second Var review, on 15 Jan 1930, Sono Art had requested that the trade paper take a look at the altered film and review it again. The 15 Jan review, which was more positive than Var 's 1 Jan 1930 review, noted that, despite the "seven or eight deletions" for the new version, the picture was "projected in the same time that the original required."
       Blaze o' Glory also was produced in a Spanish-language version entitled Sombras de gloria (See Entry), directed by Andrew Stone and starring José Bohr and Mona Rico. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
5 Jan 1930.
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New York Times
31 Dec 29
p. 15.
Variety
1 Jan 1930
p. 15.
Variety
15 Jan 1930.
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CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
PRODUCERS
WRITERS
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
FILM EDITOR
MUSIC
SOUND
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the short story "The Long Shot" by Thomas Alexander Boyd in his book Points of Honor (New York, 1925).
SONGS
"Welcome Home," music by James F. Hanley, lyrics by Ballard MacDonald
"The Doughboy's Lullaby" and "Put a Little Salt on the Bluebird's Tail," music and lyrics by Eddie Dowling, James Brockman and James F. Hanley
"Wrapped in a Red, Red Rose," music and lyrics by Eddie Dowling, Joseph McCarthy and James F. Hanley
DETAILS
Release Date:
1 January 1930
Premiere Information:
New York opening: 30 December 1929
Physical Properties:
Sound
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
78
Length(in feet):
8,333
Length(in reels):
10
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

On trial for the murder of Carl Hummel, Eddie Williams tells his story, which begins just before the World War: Eddie, a Broadway star, marries Helen and almost immediately goes to the front. Gassed while saving the life of a German soldier (Hummel), Eddie cannot find work when he returns. Helen finds a job, and Eddie grows more despondent. One day he finds Helen in Hummel's arms, and in his rage Eddie shoots the man. The trial proceeds with the revelation by Defense Attorney Burke, Eddie's wartime commander, of Helen's secret: she pretended to be single so as to get work; Hummel, who was searching for Eddie, really loved Helen and was ignorant of her relationship with Eddie. The jury finds Eddie not ... +


On trial for the murder of Carl Hummel, Eddie Williams tells his story, which begins just before the World War: Eddie, a Broadway star, marries Helen and almost immediately goes to the front. Gassed while saving the life of a German soldier (Hummel), Eddie cannot find work when he returns. Helen finds a job, and Eddie grows more despondent. One day he finds Helen in Hummel's arms, and in his rage Eddie shoots the man. The trial proceeds with the revelation by Defense Attorney Burke, Eddie's wartime commander, of Helen's secret: she pretended to be single so as to get work; Hummel, who was searching for Eddie, really loved Helen and was ignorant of her relationship with Eddie. The jury finds Eddie not guilty. +

GENRE
Genre:
Sub-genre:
with songs


Subject

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

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