Serenade (1921)

Romance | August 1921

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HISTORY

A studio chart in the 16 Apr 1921 Camera noted that an untitled film, which was soon called Serenade, was in its third week of production at the Brunton Studio in Hollywood, CA. After eight weeks, it went to the cutting room, according to the 28 May 1921 Camera. ... More Less

A studio chart in the 16 Apr 1921 Camera noted that an untitled film, which was soon called Serenade, was in its third week of production at the Brunton Studio in Hollywood, CA. After eight weeks, it went to the cutting room, according to the 28 May 1921 Camera. More Less

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SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Camera
16 Apr 1921
p. 10.
Camera
28 May 1921
p. 10.
DETAILS
Release Date:
August 1921
Production Date:
late March--late May 1921
Copyright Claimant:
R. A. Walsh Productions
Copyright Date:
11 October 1921
Copyright Number:
LP17073
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
6,380
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

In the Spanish town of Magdalena live María and her sweetheart, Pancho, son of the governor. When the town is captured by brigands led by Ramírez, the governor is deposed, and Don Domingo Maticas is appointed in his place. Ramón, son of the new governor, becomes infatuated with María. She repulses him, but he is encouraged by her mother. The jealousy of the two young rivals results in a duel in which Ramón is seriously wounded. María promises to marry Ramón on the condition that Pancho's life is spared, but Ramón breaks his promise and has Pancho arrested. A counterrevolution occurs, and Pancho escapes. He seeks out Ramón and disarms him in a duel, but spares his life. Touched by his rival's generosity, Ramón helps Pancho and María escape to safety and is himself ... +


In the Spanish town of Magdalena live María and her sweetheart, Pancho, son of the governor. When the town is captured by brigands led by Ramírez, the governor is deposed, and Don Domingo Maticas is appointed in his place. Ramón, son of the new governor, becomes infatuated with María. She repulses him, but he is encouraged by her mother. The jealousy of the two young rivals results in a duel in which Ramón is seriously wounded. María promises to marry Ramón on the condition that Pancho's life is spared, but Ramón breaks his promise and has Pancho arrested. A counterrevolution occurs, and Pancho escapes. He seeks out Ramón and disarms him in a duel, but spares his life. Touched by his rival's generosity, Ramón helps Pancho and María escape to safety and is himself killed. +

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Legend
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Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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