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Another film based on the play was made by M-G-M in 1931, with Adolphe Menjou and Irene Dunne starring and Harry Beaumont ... More Less

Another film based on the play was made by M-G-M in 1931, with Adolphe Menjou and Irene Dunne starring and Harry Beaumont directing. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
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ETR
4 Dec 20
p. 19.
MPN
27 Nov 20
p. 4351.
MPW
4 Dec 20
p. 644.
New York Morning Telegraph
27 Jun 1920.
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Wid's
5 Dec 20
p. 21.
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LITERARY
Based on the play The Great Lover by Leo Ditrichstein, Frederick Hatton and Fanny Hatton (New York, 10 Nov 1915).
DETAILS
Release Date:
November 1920
Copyright Claimant:
Goldwyn Pictures Corp.
Copyright Date:
12 November 1920
Copyright Number:
LP15794
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
5,202
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Ethel Warren returns from studying in Europe to make her debut in New York with the opera company in which Jean Paurel, world-famous baritone, is the star. Carlo Sonino, also a member of the company, falls in love with Ethel and warns her against becoming infatuated with the amorous singer. Paurel becomes enchanted with Ethel, arousing the jealousy of the company's prima donna, Sabotini. When, after the first act, Ethel hears that Paurel has suffered an attack of the throat, she rushes backstage. Carlo, urged by Sabotini, follows and makes a scene, whereupon Ethel indignantly announces her engagement to Paurel. Paurel is unable to perform in the second act, and Carlo, taking his place, is vaulted to stardom. After Paurel is diagnosed as never being able to sing again, Bianca, a retired singer and Paurel's first love, reveals that Carlo is their son and pleads with the singer to give up Ethel for the boy's sake. After much soul-searching, Paurel refutes his selfish ways and agrees, thus freeing Ethel from her pledge to marry ... +


Ethel Warren returns from studying in Europe to make her debut in New York with the opera company in which Jean Paurel, world-famous baritone, is the star. Carlo Sonino, also a member of the company, falls in love with Ethel and warns her against becoming infatuated with the amorous singer. Paurel becomes enchanted with Ethel, arousing the jealousy of the company's prima donna, Sabotini. When, after the first act, Ethel hears that Paurel has suffered an attack of the throat, she rushes backstage. Carlo, urged by Sabotini, follows and makes a scene, whereupon Ethel indignantly announces her engagement to Paurel. Paurel is unable to perform in the second act, and Carlo, taking his place, is vaulted to stardom. After Paurel is diagnosed as never being able to sing again, Bianca, a retired singer and Paurel's first love, reveals that Carlo is their son and pleads with the singer to give up Ethel for the boy's sake. After much soul-searching, Paurel refutes his selfish ways and agrees, thus freeing Ethel from her pledge to marry him. +

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