The Night of Love (1927)

83 mins | Romance | January 1927

Director:

George Fitzmaurice

Writer:

Cinematographers:

Tom Brannigan, George Barnes

Production Designer:

Karl Oscar Borg

Production Company:

Samuel Goldwyn, Inc.
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HISTORY

It is possible that the film is loosely based on Spanish author Pedro Calderòn de la Barca's 1651 play El Alcalde de Zalamea ( The Mayor of Zalamea ), which deals with the film's central topic of droit du seigneur . Another Calderòn de la Barca play, La vida es sueño (Life Is a Dream ), which was written between 1629 and 1635, centers on gypsy characters and may also have provided some basis for the ... More Less

It is possible that the film is loosely based on Spanish author Pedro Calderòn de la Barca's 1651 play El Alcalde de Zalamea ( The Mayor of Zalamea ), which deals with the film's central topic of droit du seigneur . Another Calderòn de la Barca play, La vida es sueño (Life Is a Dream ), which was written between 1629 and 1635, centers on gypsy characters and may also have provided some basis for the film. More Less

BIBLIOGRAPHIC SOURCES
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
30 Jan 1927.
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New York Times
25 Jan 1927
p. 18.
Variety
26 Jan 1927
p. 20.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
PRODUCER
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
ART DIRECTOR
Art dir
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on a play by Pedro Calderòn de la Barca (production undetermined).
DETAILS
Release Date:
January 1927
Premiere Information:
New York opening: 22 January 1927
Copyright Claimant:
Samuel Goldwyn, Inc.
Copyright Date:
10 January 1927
Copyright Number:
LP23580
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
83
Length(in feet):
7,600
Length(in reels):
8
Country:
United States
Language:
English
SYNOPSIS

In feudal Spain, Montero, son of a Gypsy leader, is about to take a bride according to primitive ritual, when the Duke de la Garda demands his right as feudal lord--to take the bride to his castle for a night. Rather than accede to the duke's advances, the girl chooses death by her own hand. Montero swears vengeance on the duke and turns outlaw and bandit. When the duke takes the king's niece, Princess Marie, for his bride, following a spectacular wedding feast, Montero and his outlaws kidnap Marie and the duke, taking them to an abandoned castle overlooking the sea; the duke is branded and returned, while Marie, in spite of herself, falls in love with Montero but returns to the duke. Disguised as a priest, the duke overhears her confession of love and imprisons her; Montero is captured and is to be burned at the stake, but he inspires the mob to riot and kill the ... +


In feudal Spain, Montero, son of a Gypsy leader, is about to take a bride according to primitive ritual, when the Duke de la Garda demands his right as feudal lord--to take the bride to his castle for a night. Rather than accede to the duke's advances, the girl chooses death by her own hand. Montero swears vengeance on the duke and turns outlaw and bandit. When the duke takes the king's niece, Princess Marie, for his bride, following a spectacular wedding feast, Montero and his outlaws kidnap Marie and the duke, taking them to an abandoned castle overlooking the sea; the duke is branded and returned, while Marie, in spite of herself, falls in love with Montero but returns to the duke. Disguised as a priest, the duke overhears her confession of love and imprisons her; Montero is captured and is to be burned at the stake, but he inspires the mob to riot and kill the duke. +

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Offscreen Credit
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AFI Life Achievement Award

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