Hay que casar al príncipe (1931)

73 mins | Musical comedy, Romance | 1931

Director:

Lewis Seiler

Cinematographer:

Glen MacWilliams

Editor:

Fred Burnworth

Production Designer:

William Darling

Production Company:

Fox Film Corp.
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HISTORY

The plot summary was based on a screen continuity in the Twentieth Century-Fox Produced Scripts Collection, and the onscreen credits were taken from a screen credit sheet in the Twentieth Century-Fox Records of the Legal Department, both of which are at the UCLA Theater Arts Library. This film was a remake of the 1927 Fox film entitled Paid to Love , directed by Howard Hawks and starring George O'Brien and Virginia Valli. The story by Harry Carr that was the source of that film was entitled "A Royal ... More Less

The plot summary was based on a screen continuity in the Twentieth Century-Fox Produced Scripts Collection, and the onscreen credits were taken from a screen credit sheet in the Twentieth Century-Fox Records of the Legal Department, both of which are at the UCLA Theater Arts Library. This film was a remake of the 1927 Fox film entitled Paid to Love , directed by Howard Hawks and starring George O'Brien and Virginia Valli. The story by Harry Carr that was the source of that film was entitled "A Royal Scandal." More Less

BIBLIOGRAPHIC SOURCES
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
CM
Oct 1931
p. 750.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
Dirección de [Directed by]
PRODUCER
WRITERS
Adpt and dial
Adpt and dial
Spanish translation
PHOTOGRAPHY
ART DIRECTOR
Art dir
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the film Paid to Love , story by Harry Carr, scenario by William Conselman and Seton I. Miller (Fox Film Corp., 1927).
SONGS
"Paid to Love," "Mi libertad (Thru the Green Country Side)," "La canción de los gitanos (Gypsy Love Song)," "Mi sueño de amor (My Dream of Love Is True)," "En la vieja Sylvania" and "El regimento del amor (Regiment of Love,)" music by William Kernell, Spanish lyrics by José Mojica.
DETAILS
Release Date:
1931
Premiere Information:
New York and Los Angeles opening: 24 July 1931
Production Date:
May 1931
Physical Properties:
Sound
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
73
Length(in feet):
6,903
Length(in reels):
8
Country:
United States
Language:
Spanish
SYNOPSIS

Tomson, a financial adviser, is called to the aid of the country of Sylvania by the Grand Duke Constantino, known as "Tino." Tomson refuses to aid Tino until the Duke's son Alexis is married. However, Alexis, a romantic, is not interested in the blue-blooded types that his father has selected for him. Instead he wants fate to intercede. Upon learning this, Tomson plans a wife-hunting trip to Paris, "the beauty mart of the world." Once in Paris, Tomson and Tino find a beautiful woman, Yvette, who, for a price, is willing to get the prince's attention without seeking marriage. A few days later, on her way to the palace, Yvette's car gets caught in a rain storm. Spying a lodge, she runs for help, but exhausted, she collapses into Alexis' arms. When Yvette awakens, Alexis, calling himself Lieutenant Eric Sandro, suggests that she continue her trip to the palace after the rain stops. She agrees, but when her visit exceeds three days, she decides to leave because he is too much of a temptation to her virtue. Alexis is intrigued and they agree to meet when her business at the palace is finished. Tomson and Tino plan for Yvette to meet Alexis at a charity festival the next day. At the festival's casino, the Duke's second son Borio, a spoiled prince, decides to play a trick on his father. Aware of Tino's plans, Borio tells Yvette that he is Alexis, which causes Yvette to flirt openly with him. Borio feigns boredom but agrees to meet Yvette the following day. She goes directly to Alexis' lodge, where he ... +


Tomson, a financial adviser, is called to the aid of the country of Sylvania by the Grand Duke Constantino, known as "Tino." Tomson refuses to aid Tino until the Duke's son Alexis is married. However, Alexis, a romantic, is not interested in the blue-blooded types that his father has selected for him. Instead he wants fate to intercede. Upon learning this, Tomson plans a wife-hunting trip to Paris, "the beauty mart of the world." Once in Paris, Tomson and Tino find a beautiful woman, Yvette, who, for a price, is willing to get the prince's attention without seeking marriage. A few days later, on her way to the palace, Yvette's car gets caught in a rain storm. Spying a lodge, she runs for help, but exhausted, she collapses into Alexis' arms. When Yvette awakens, Alexis, calling himself Lieutenant Eric Sandro, suggests that she continue her trip to the palace after the rain stops. She agrees, but when her visit exceeds three days, she decides to leave because he is too much of a temptation to her virtue. Alexis is intrigued and they agree to meet when her business at the palace is finished. Tomson and Tino plan for Yvette to meet Alexis at a charity festival the next day. At the festival's casino, the Duke's second son Borio, a spoiled prince, decides to play a trick on his father. Aware of Tino's plans, Borio tells Yvette that he is Alexis, which causes Yvette to flirt openly with him. Borio feigns boredom but agrees to meet Yvette the following day. She goes directly to Alexis' lodge, where he gives her a ring. When Borio sees the ring, he demands to know how she got it. Realizing what his brother has done, Borio exposes the ruse to Yvette, happily adding that a prince is not allowed to marry a commoner. At the officer's club, Alexis overhears Borio relating the sordid details to a large group of men. Yvette confirms that Borio's story is true, and a very confused Alexis seeks the help of his colonel, who advises Alexis to follow his heart even if it means standing up to Tino. Meanwhile, Yvette has informed Tino and Tomson of her and Alexis' love, but Tino is adamant that Alexis must marry a duchess. When it becomes apparent that Alexis plans to follow Yvette back to France, Tino, with Tomson's promise of financial aid, agrees to make Yvette a duchess. Following Yvette's trail in his sportscar, Alexis catches up with her when her car breaks down. She joins him, and as they pull away from her car, they kiss and sing a tribute to their love. +

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