The Rogue Song (1930)

103 mins | Musical, Romance | 10 May 1930

Director:

Lionel Barrymore

Cinematographers:

Charles Schoenbaum, Percy Hilburn

Editor:

Margaret Booth

Production Designer:

Cedric Gibbons

Production Company:

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Corp.
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HISTORY

The Rogue Song marked the motion picture debut of Metropolitan Opera star Lawrence Tibbett (1896--1960). Tibbett received an Academy Award nomination for his performance. The singer went on to appear in several musicals during the 1930s.
       A dubbed, French-language version of The Rogue's Song , entitled Le Chant du bandit , was reviewed by Var when the picture opened in Paris in late Jan 1931. According to the review, the French version was silent, aside from the songs by ... More Less

The Rogue Song marked the motion picture debut of Metropolitan Opera star Lawrence Tibbett (1896--1960). Tibbett received an Academy Award nomination for his performance. The singer went on to appear in several musicals during the 1930s.
       A dubbed, French-language version of The Rogue's Song , entitled Le Chant du bandit , was reviewed by Var when the picture opened in Paris in late Jan 1931. According to the review, the French version was silent, aside from the songs by Tibbett. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
EHW
8 Feb 1930
p. 32.
Film Daily
2 Feb 1930
p. 8.
Life
28 Mar 1930
p. 18, 28.
New York Times
29 Jan 1930
p. 26.
Time
27 Jan 1930
p. 42.
Variety
5 Feb 1930
p. 19.
Variety
18 Feb 1931
p. 35.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Asst dir
WRITERS
Suggested by
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
Dir of photog
ART DIRECTOR
Art dir
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
COSTUMES
Gowns
MUSIC
Ballet mus
SOUND
Rec eng
Rec eng
DANCE
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the play Gipsy Love by Franz Lehár, A. M. Willner and Robert Bodansky (London, 1912).
SONGS
"When I'm Looking at You," "Song of the Shirt" and "Rogue Song," words by Clifford Grey, music by Herbert Stothart
"The White Dove," words by Clifford Grey, music by Franz Lehár.
DETAILS
Release Date:
10 May 1930
Premiere Information:
New York opening: 28 January 1930
Copyright Claimant:
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Distributing Corp.
Copyright Date:
26 March 1930
Copyright Number:
LP1176
Physical Properties:
Sound
Movietone
Color
Technicolor
Duration(in mins):
103
Length(in feet):
9,723
Length(in reels):
12
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Yegor, tribal chieftain of a band of mountain bandits in southern Russia, meets and falls in love with Princess Vera, who is attracted to his singing. He learns, however, that his sister, Nadja, has been betrayed by Prince Serge, Vera's brother, and, kidnaping her, he takes her to his mountain fortress for revenge. She causes him to be captured, but when he sings to her as he is being flogged, she realizes the sincerity of his love and orders him released. Though the lovers part, it is with the hope that in the future their happiness will be ... +


Yegor, tribal chieftain of a band of mountain bandits in southern Russia, meets and falls in love with Princess Vera, who is attracted to his singing. He learns, however, that his sister, Nadja, has been betrayed by Prince Serge, Vera's brother, and, kidnaping her, he takes her to his mountain fortress for revenge. She causes him to be captured, but when he sings to her as he is being flogged, she realizes the sincerity of his love and orders him released. Though the lovers part, it is with the hope that in the future their happiness will be realized. +

GENRE
Genres:


Subject

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

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