Romance (1930)

76 mins | Romance | 26 August 1930

Director:

Clarence Brown

Cinematographer:

William Daniels

Editor:

Hugh Wynn

Production Designer:

Cedric Gibbons

Production Company:

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Corp.
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HISTORY

Greta Garbo received an Academy Award nomination for her work on this film and Anna Christie (see entry). Director Clarence Brown also received an Academy Award nomination for his work on this film and Anna Christie.
       Edward Sheldon's play was also the basis of a 1920 United Artists silent release of the same title. That film was directed by Chet Withey and starred Basil Sydney and June Ellen Terry (see ... More Less

Greta Garbo received an Academy Award nomination for her work on this film and Anna Christie (see entry). Director Clarence Brown also received an Academy Award nomination for his work on this film and Anna Christie.
       Edward Sheldon's play was also the basis of a 1920 United Artists silent release of the same title. That film was directed by Chet Withey and starred Basil Sydney and June Ellen Terry (see entry). More Less

BIBLIOGRAPHIC SOURCES
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
24 Aug 1930
p. 10.
Life
26 Sep 1930
p. 20.
New York Times
23 Aug 1930
p. 7.
New Yorker
30 Aug 1930
pp. 49-50.
Time
1 Sep 1930
p. 44.
Variety
27 Aug 1930
p. 21.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
ART DIRECTOR
Art dir
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
COSTUMES
Gowns
SOUND
Rec eng
Rec eng
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the play Romance by Edward Brewster Sheldon (New York, 10 Feb 1913).
DETAILS
Release Date:
26 August 1930
Premiere Information:
New York opening: 22 August 1930
Copyright Claimant:
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Distributing Corp.
Copyright Date:
28 July 1930
Copyright Number:
LP1438
Physical Properties:
Sound
Movietone
Black and White
Sound, also silent
Also si.
Duration(in mins):
76
Length(in feet):
6,977
Length(in reels):
10
Country:
United States
Language:
English
SYNOPSIS

On New Year's Eve, an aging bishop tells his grandson, Harry, of the great love affair of his youth: At an evening party given by Cornelius Van Tuyl, Tom Armstrong, the son of an aristocratic family and the rector of St. Giles, meets the famous Italian opera star Rita Cavallini and falls in love with her, in spite of rumors that she is Van Tuyl's mistress. Tom persists although his family disapproves of Rita, but at length their romance is ended on another New Year's Eve by mutual agreement because of their differing stations in life. The bishop tells how he later married another woman and counsels Harry to marry the woman he loves regardless of the ... +


On New Year's Eve, an aging bishop tells his grandson, Harry, of the great love affair of his youth: At an evening party given by Cornelius Van Tuyl, Tom Armstrong, the son of an aristocratic family and the rector of St. Giles, meets the famous Italian opera star Rita Cavallini and falls in love with her, in spite of rumors that she is Van Tuyl's mistress. Tom persists although his family disapproves of Rita, but at length their romance is ended on another New Year's Eve by mutual agreement because of their differing stations in life. The bishop tells how he later married another woman and counsels Harry to marry the woman he loves regardless of the consequences. +

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Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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