Her Majesty Love (1931)

75-76 mins | Drama | 15 December 1931

Director:

William Dieterle

Cinematographer:

Robert Kurrle

Editor:

Ralph Dawson

Production Designer:

Jack Okey

Production Company:

First National Pictures, Inc.
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HISTORY

As Var noted, there was an onscreen acknowledgement that the film was based on a play by R. Bernauer and R. Oesterreicher. This is actually a reference to the 1931 German film Ihre Majestät die Liebe , which was directed by Joe May and starred Rudolf Bernauer, Rudolf Oesterreicher and Adolf Lantz.
       According to FD , Lynn Reynolds, whose real name was Lois Montgomery, was a niece of Broadway musical star Marilyn Miller. Her Majesty Love marked the first appearance of comedian W. C. Fields in a feature-length sound film. His previous feature-films appearance was in the 1928 Paramount silent film Fools for Luck (See ... More Less

As Var noted, there was an onscreen acknowledgement that the film was based on a play by R. Bernauer and R. Oesterreicher. This is actually a reference to the 1931 German film Ihre Majestät die Liebe , which was directed by Joe May and starred Rudolf Bernauer, Rudolf Oesterreicher and Adolf Lantz.
       According to FD , Lynn Reynolds, whose real name was Lois Montgomery, was a niece of Broadway musical star Marilyn Miller. Her Majesty Love marked the first appearance of comedian W. C. Fields in a feature-length sound film. His previous feature-films appearance was in the 1928 Paramount silent film Fools for Luck (See Entry). More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
13 Sep 31
p. 4.
Film Daily
15 Oct 31
p. 8.
Film Daily
18 Oct 31
p. 4.
Hollywood Reporter
9 Sep 31
p. 3.
Hollywood Reporter
7 Oct 31
p. 6.
International Photographer
1 Jan 32
p. 34.
New York Times
26 Nov 31
p. 37.
Variety
1 Dec 31
p. 21.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Tech dir
WRITERS
Scr and dial
Scr and dial
PHOTOGRAPHY
Photog
2d cam
Asst cam
Asst cam
ART DIRECTOR
Art dir
FILM EDITOR
COSTUMES
Gowns
MUSIC
Vitaphone orch cond
SOUND
PRODUCTION MISC
Still photog
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the German film Ihre Majestät die Liebe , written by Rudolf Bernauer and Rudolf Öesterreicher (Joe May-Film AG, 1931).
SONGS
"Because of You" and "Though You're Not the First One," music by Walter Jurrmann, English lyrics by Al Dubin
other songs, lyrics by Al Dubin, composer unknown.
DETAILS
Release Date:
15 December 1931
Production Date:
9 September--mid October 1931
Copyright Claimant:
First National Pictures, Inc.
Copyright Date:
2 December 1931
Copyright Number:
LP2671
Physical Properties:
Sound
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
75-76
Length(in reels):
9
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Fred von Wellingen, the scion of an industrial family, falls in love with cabaret bartender Lia Toerrek. He offers to marry her if she will dance one dance with him and she agrees. When Fred's family meets Lia and her father, however, they are scandalized by her job and her lower-class background. Determined to prevent the marriage, the family offers Fred a new contract for more money and an important title if he breaks his engagement. He reluctantly agrees but cannot bring himself to tell Lia. By accident, Lia learns the truth and confronts Fred at a society dinner where they were to announce their engagement. Impressed by her defiance, the Baron von Schwarzdorf asks her to marry him. Although he has been married six times before, she agrees, not knowing what else to do. Fred tries to stop her but arrives too late to prevent the wedding. He asks her to dance with him and, as they dance, Fred tells her that now that she is a baroness, his family can no longer object to her as his wife. It seems that the baron is about to lose his seventh wife to ... +


Fred von Wellingen, the scion of an industrial family, falls in love with cabaret bartender Lia Toerrek. He offers to marry her if she will dance one dance with him and she agrees. When Fred's family meets Lia and her father, however, they are scandalized by her job and her lower-class background. Determined to prevent the marriage, the family offers Fred a new contract for more money and an important title if he breaks his engagement. He reluctantly agrees but cannot bring himself to tell Lia. By accident, Lia learns the truth and confronts Fred at a society dinner where they were to announce their engagement. Impressed by her defiance, the Baron von Schwarzdorf asks her to marry him. Although he has been married six times before, she agrees, not knowing what else to do. Fred tries to stop her but arrives too late to prevent the wedding. He asks her to dance with him and, as they dance, Fred tells her that now that she is a baroness, his family can no longer object to her as his wife. It seems that the baron is about to lose his seventh wife to Fred. +

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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