The Stolen Bride (1927)

Romance | 14 August 1927

Director:

Alexander Korda

Writer:

Carey Wilson

Producer:

Carey Wilson

Cinematographer:

Robert Kurrle

Production Company:

First National Pictures, Inc.
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HISTORY

The Stolen Bride was the first American film directed by Hungarian-born director Alexander Korda (1893--1956). Korda directed many German and British films prior to The Stolen Bride . From the 1930s on, his directing and producing career was centered in England, where he became a leader in the British film industry, but he also made several additional films in the ... More Less

The Stolen Bride was the first American film directed by Hungarian-born director Alexander Korda (1893--1956). Korda directed many German and British films prior to The Stolen Bride . From the 1930s on, his directing and producing career was centered in England, where he became a leader in the British film industry, but he also made several additional films in the U.S. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
21 Aug 1927.
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New York Times
10 Aug 1927
p. 21.
Variety
10 Aug 1927
p. 21.
DETAILS
Release Date:
14 August 1927
Premiere Information:
New York opening: 6 August 1927
Copyright Claimant:
First National Pictures, Inc.
Copyright Date:
27 July 1927
Copyright Number:
LP24238
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
7,179
Length(in reels):
8
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Franz Pless, son of a Hungarian peasant, goes to New York to become an architect and while there meets Sari, Countess Thurzo, whom he knew as a child. A romance develops but is cut short as Sari must return to Hungary with her father. Franz follows her to Europe, but to his dismay he learns he must serve 3 years' compulsory military service; gaining leave to visit his grandfather, he quarrels with Baron von Heimberg, captain of his regiment, who makes him his orderly. In secret meetings Sari promises to wait for Franz, but her father announces at a formal banquet the engagement of his daughter and Heimberg without consulting her. Franz assaults the captain and is pursued by soldiers; Sari conceals him, but he is discovered and offered his freedom provided that he leave the country. Ilona, the captain's mistress, conceals herself in Sari's wedding gown while she meets Franz; Ilona then forces the captain to go through with the ... +


Franz Pless, son of a Hungarian peasant, goes to New York to become an architect and while there meets Sari, Countess Thurzo, whom he knew as a child. A romance develops but is cut short as Sari must return to Hungary with her father. Franz follows her to Europe, but to his dismay he learns he must serve 3 years' compulsory military service; gaining leave to visit his grandfather, he quarrels with Baron von Heimberg, captain of his regiment, who makes him his orderly. In secret meetings Sari promises to wait for Franz, but her father announces at a formal banquet the engagement of his daughter and Heimberg without consulting her. Franz assaults the captain and is pursued by soldiers; Sari conceals him, but he is discovered and offered his freedom provided that he leave the country. Ilona, the captain's mistress, conceals herself in Sari's wedding gown while she meets Franz; Ilona then forces the captain to go through with the wedding. +

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