Love, Live and Laugh (1929)

81 mins | Drama | 3 November 1929

Director:

William K. Howard

Writer:

Production Company:

Fox Film Corp.
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BIBLIOGRAPHIC SOURCES
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DATE
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Film Daily
10 Nov 1929.
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New York Times
2 Nov 1929
p. 14.
Variety
6 Nov 1929
p. 19.
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LITERARY
Based on the play The Hurdy-Gurdy Man by Leroy Clemens and John B. Hymer (copyright, 14 Jul 1922).
SONGS
"(A Song of) Margharita," "Two Little Baby Arms" and "If You Believe in Me," music by Abel Baer, lyrics by L. Wolfe Gilbert.
DETAILS
Release Date:
3 November 1929
Premiere Information:
New York opening: 1 November 1929
Copyright Claimant:
Fox Film Corp.
Copyright Date:
28 October 1929
Copyright Number:
LP795
Physical Properties:
Sound
Movietone
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
81
Length(in feet):
8,090
Length(in reels):
10
Country:
United States
Language:
English
SYNOPSIS

Luigi, an Italian immigrant, settles down in Little Italy in New York City and falls in love with Margharita, whose uncle gives him a job in his music store. Luigi is recalled to Italy by his father's illness, and, becoming embroiled in the early stages of the war, goes to the Austro-Italian front. During the war, he is blinded and spends three years in a prison camp; returning to the United States, he finds that Margharita, thinking Luigi killed, has married her employer, Dr. Price. An operation by the doctor cures Luigi's blindness, and the girl plans to tell her husband of her love for Luigi. Luigi, however, realizing that the revelation would destroy her happiness, goes to live with his friend ... +


Luigi, an Italian immigrant, settles down in Little Italy in New York City and falls in love with Margharita, whose uncle gives him a job in his music store. Luigi is recalled to Italy by his father's illness, and, becoming embroiled in the early stages of the war, goes to the Austro-Italian front. During the war, he is blinded and spends three years in a prison camp; returning to the United States, he finds that Margharita, thinking Luigi killed, has married her employer, Dr. Price. An operation by the doctor cures Luigi's blindness, and the girl plans to tell her husband of her love for Luigi. Luigi, however, realizing that the revelation would destroy her happiness, goes to live with his friend Pasquale. +

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