A Notorious Affair (1930)

70 mins | Romance | 4 May 1930

Director:

Lloyd Bacon

Producer:

Robert North

Cinematographer:

Ernest Haller

Editor:

Frank Ware

Production Company:

First National Pictures, Inc.
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HISTORY

According to information in the files on the film in the Warner Bros. Archive at USC, working titles for the film were Faithful and Fame, which was the title of the Audrey and Waverly Carter play on which the picture was based. Although some sources attribute the play to manager-actor Gerald Du Maurier, available contemporary sources reveal that De Maurier appeared in the play Fame, co-starring with Nora Swinburne, but did not write it. Other information in the Warner Bros. files confirmed that the play was partially based on the story "Misdeal" by Basil Wood and that Basil Rathbone was borrowed from M-G-M and Kay Francis was borrowed from Paramount. ...

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According to information in the files on the film in the Warner Bros. Archive at USC, working titles for the film were Faithful and Fame, which was the title of the Audrey and Waverly Carter play on which the picture was based. Although some sources attribute the play to manager-actor Gerald Du Maurier, available contemporary sources reveal that De Maurier appeared in the play Fame, co-starring with Nora Swinburne, but did not write it. Other information in the Warner Bros. files confirmed that the play was partially based on the story "Misdeal" by Basil Wood and that Basil Rathbone was borrowed from M-G-M and Kay Francis was borrowed from Paramount.

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SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
27 Apr 1930
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New York Times
26 Apr 1930
p. 11
Variety
30 Apr 1930
p. 35
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
PRODUCTION TEXT
A First National & Vitaphone Picture
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Asst dir
Asst dir
PRODUCER
WRITERS
Screen version by
Contr wrt
Contr wrt
Contr wrt
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
FILM EDITORS
SET DECORATOR
Set dec
COSTUMES
MUSIC
Vitaphone orch cond by
SOUND
MAKEUP
Makeup
Hairdresser
PRODUCTION MISC
Loc mgr
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the play Fame by Audrey Carter and Waverly Carter (London, Mar 1929).
LITERARY SOURCE AUTHORS
DETAILS
Alternate Titles:
Faithful
Fame
Release Date:
4 May 1930
Premiere Information:
New York opening: 25 Apr 1930
Production Date:
13 Nov--5 Dec 1929
Copyright Info
Claimant
Date
Copyright Number
First National Pictures, Inc.
26 April 1930
LP1262
Physical Properties:
Sound
Vitaphone, Produced with Western Electric Apparatus
Black and White
Widescreen/ratio
1.33:1
Duration(in mins):
70
Length(in feet):
6,218
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
Language:
English
SYNOPSIS

Patricia Hanley disturbs a dinner planned for her engagement to an aristocrat by announcing her marriage to violinist Paul Gherardi. Through the help of Patricia and Countess Balakireff, Paul achieves fame; but he soon collapses from overwork. The doctor called to treat him is Allen Pomroy, an old lover of Patricia's and formerly an African game hunter. Paul goes to a seaside resort with the countess, but she is annoyed by his increasing nervousness and irritability, and he suffers a paralytic attack. Patricia and Pomroy take him to a famous surgeon for an operation and accompany him to the coast for a rest; he accuses her of wanting to desert him for the doctor, but when she proves that she does not love Pomroy, he ...

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Patricia Hanley disturbs a dinner planned for her engagement to an aristocrat by announcing her marriage to violinist Paul Gherardi. Through the help of Patricia and Countess Balakireff, Paul achieves fame; but he soon collapses from overwork. The doctor called to treat him is Allen Pomroy, an old lover of Patricia's and formerly an African game hunter. Paul goes to a seaside resort with the countess, but she is annoyed by his increasing nervousness and irritability, and he suffers a paralytic attack. Patricia and Pomroy take him to a famous surgeon for an operation and accompany him to the coast for a rest; he accuses her of wanting to desert him for the doctor, but when she proves that she does not love Pomroy, he recovers.

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Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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