Tonight Is Ours (1933)

75-76 mins | Melodrama | 13 January 1933

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HISTORY

The working title for this film was the title of Noël Coward's play, The Queen Was in the Parlor . A modern source credits Travis Banton with costume design and lists the film's shooting dates as 23 Nov--16 Dec 1932. Coward's play was the source of the 1927 British film The Queen Was in the Parlor , directed by Graham Cutts and starring Lili Damita and Paul Richter. The British film was released in the U.S. as Forbidden Love ... More Less

The working title for this film was the title of Noël Coward's play, The Queen Was in the Parlor . A modern source credits Travis Banton with costume design and lists the film's shooting dates as 23 Nov--16 Dec 1932. Coward's play was the source of the 1927 British film The Queen Was in the Parlor , directed by Graham Cutts and starring Lili Damita and Paul Richter. The British film was released in the U.S. as Forbidden Love . More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Daily Variety
30-Dec-32
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Film Daily
21 Jan 33
p. 3.
Hollywood Reporter
21 Dec 32
p. 3.
Hollywood Reporter
30 Dec 32
p. 3.
International Photographer
1 Feb 33
p. 29.
Motion Picture Herald
7 Jan 33
p. 23.
New York Times
21 Jan 33
p. 10.
Variety
24 Jan 33
p. 12.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Assoc dir
WRITER
PHOTOGRAPHY
Photog
Asst cam
Asst cam
Asst cam
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
SOUND
PRODUCTION MISC
Still photog
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the play The Queen Was in the Parlor by Noël Coward (London, 24 Aug 1926).
AUTHOR
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
The Queen Was in the Parlor
Release Date:
13 January 1933
Copyright Claimant:
Paramount Productions, Inc.
Copyright Date:
13 January 1933
Copyright Number:
LP3559
Physical Properties:
Sound
Western Electric Noiseless Recording
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
75-76
Length(in reels):
8
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
Yes
SYNOPSIS

At a masked ball in Paris, handsome Sabien Pastal meets beautiful Nadya, queen of Krya, who deserted her country in order to escape her brutal husband. They fall deeply in love and are about to marry when rebels in Krya assassinate the king and his brother and Nadya returns home to take the crown, vowing never to see Sabien again. A year passes and a marriage is arranged between Nadya and Prince Keri of Zolgar, who also forfeited his true love to uphold the honor of his royal title. During the public ceremony in which Nadya first meets Keri, a rebel tries to assassinate her, but Sabien, hiding among the crowd, deflects the bullet. Keri and Nadya agree to marry as friends, and she discovers he is a kind and honorable man. That night, Nadya meets "Monsieur Paris," the man who saved her life, and is astonished to find he is Sabien. Although Nadya has grown bitter, Sabien coaxes her into swearing her love, and begs to see her for one last night to consummate their love. At dawn, as the lovers lie in each other's arms, rebels storm the palace and Sabien is forced to kill two assassins to save Nadya. When he is accused of being one of the rebels and sentenced to die, Nadya confesses that he is her lover and that she can no longer pretend he does not matter to her. The rebel delegates enter to announce their demands and Nadya offers to relinquish the throne so she can marry Sabien, but the leading delegate asks only for a premiership, assuring her a morganatic marriage would restore her ... +


At a masked ball in Paris, handsome Sabien Pastal meets beautiful Nadya, queen of Krya, who deserted her country in order to escape her brutal husband. They fall deeply in love and are about to marry when rebels in Krya assassinate the king and his brother and Nadya returns home to take the crown, vowing never to see Sabien again. A year passes and a marriage is arranged between Nadya and Prince Keri of Zolgar, who also forfeited his true love to uphold the honor of his royal title. During the public ceremony in which Nadya first meets Keri, a rebel tries to assassinate her, but Sabien, hiding among the crowd, deflects the bullet. Keri and Nadya agree to marry as friends, and she discovers he is a kind and honorable man. That night, Nadya meets "Monsieur Paris," the man who saved her life, and is astonished to find he is Sabien. Although Nadya has grown bitter, Sabien coaxes her into swearing her love, and begs to see her for one last night to consummate their love. At dawn, as the lovers lie in each other's arms, rebels storm the palace and Sabien is forced to kill two assassins to save Nadya. When he is accused of being one of the rebels and sentenced to die, Nadya confesses that he is her lover and that she can no longer pretend he does not matter to her. The rebel delegates enter to announce their demands and Nadya offers to relinquish the throne so she can marry Sabien, but the leading delegate asks only for a premiership, assuring her a morganatic marriage would restore her favor among the common people. Prince Keri graciously breaks their engagement, and Sabien accepts his new role as Prince Consort. +

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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