The Lady in Ermine (1927)

Romance | 9 January 1927

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HISTORY

A musical adaptation of Die Frau im Hermelin , entitled The Lady in Ermine , opened on Broadway on 2 Oct 1922, with a book by Frederick Lonsdale and Cyrus Wood, music by Jean Gilbert and Alfred Goodman and lyrics by Goodman and Wood. It has not been determined to what extent, if any, this film was based on the Broadway play.
       For information on other adaptations of Die Frau im Hermelin ,
please consult the entry below for the 1948 Twentieth Century-Fox film That Lady in Ermine , directed by Ernst Lubitsch and starring Betty Grable and Douglas Fairbanks, ... More Less

A musical adaptation of Die Frau im Hermelin , entitled The Lady in Ermine , opened on Broadway on 2 Oct 1922, with a book by Frederick Lonsdale and Cyrus Wood, music by Jean Gilbert and Alfred Goodman and lyrics by Goodman and Wood. It has not been determined to what extent, if any, this film was based on the Broadway play.
       For information on other adaptations of Die Frau im Hermelin ,
please consult the entry below for the 1948 Twentieth Century-Fox film That Lady in Ermine , directed by Ernst Lubitsch and starring Betty Grable and Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. More Less

BIBLIOGRAPHIC SOURCES
SOURCE
DATE
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Film Daily
23 Jan 1927.
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New York Times
3 Jan 1927
p. 16.
Variety
2 Jan 1927
p. 16.
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LITERARY
Based on the operetta Der Frau im Hermelin , book by Rudolf Schanzer and Ernst Welisch, music by Jean Gilbert (1919).
DETAILS
Release Date:
9 January 1927
Premiere Information:
New York opening: 1 January 1927
Copyright Claimant:
Corinne Griffith Productions, Inc.
Copyright Date:
4 January 1927
Copyright Number:
LP23495
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
6,400
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
Language:
English
SYNOPSIS

In 1810 as the Austrian army invades Italy, Countess Mariana Beltrami is married to Count Adrian Murillo before he leaves for the front. The imperious and handsome General Dostal makes his headquarters at the castle of Countess Beltrami and immediately vies for her favor with the Austrian Crown Prince, a member of his staff. Count Murillo breaks through the Austrian lines and returns to the castle; he is discovered and ordered shot as a spy. The countess tells of a similar invasion by the French when her grandmother saved her husband by appearing before a general wearing only an ermine coat. The drunken Austrian general dreams of a similar experience, and believing it to be real, he spares Count Murillo's ... +


In 1810 as the Austrian army invades Italy, Countess Mariana Beltrami is married to Count Adrian Murillo before he leaves for the front. The imperious and handsome General Dostal makes his headquarters at the castle of Countess Beltrami and immediately vies for her favor with the Austrian Crown Prince, a member of his staff. Count Murillo breaks through the Austrian lines and returns to the castle; he is discovered and ordered shot as a spy. The countess tells of a similar invasion by the French when her grandmother saved her husband by appearing before a general wearing only an ermine coat. The drunken Austrian general dreams of a similar experience, and believing it to be real, he spares Count Murillo's life. +

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