Song of the Flame (1930)

70 mins | Musical | 25 May 1930

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SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Exhibitors Herald and Moving Picture World
17 May 1930
p. 41.
Film Daily
27 Apr 1930
p. 13.
New York Times
7 May 1930
p. 24.
New Yorker
17 May 1930
p. 87.
Time
19 May 1930
p. 62.
Variety
14 May 1930
p. 19.
CAST
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Scr version
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LITERARY
Based on the musical Song of the Flame, book and lyrics by Otto Harbach and Oscar Hammerstein II, music by George Gershwin and Herbert Stothart. (New York, 30 Dec 1925).
SONGS
"Song of the Flame," words by Otto Harbach and Oscar Hammerstein II, music by George Gershwin
"Cossack Love Song," words by Otto Harbach and Oscar Hammerstein II, music by Herbert Stothart and George Gershwin
"One Little Drink," words by Grant Clarke, music by Harry Akst
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SONGS
"Song of the Flame," words by Otto Harbach and Oscar Hammerstein II, music by George Gershwin
"Cossack Love Song," words by Otto Harbach and Oscar Hammerstein II, music by Herbert Stothart and George Gershwin
"One Little Drink," words by Grant Clarke, music by Harry Akst
"When Love Calls," words by Grant Clarke, music by Eddie Ward
and other songs.
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DETAILS
Release Date:
25 May 1930
Premiere Information:
New York opening: 6 May 1930
Copyright Claimant:
First National Pictures, Inc.
Copyright Date:
12 June 1930
Copyright Number:
LP1353
Physical Properties:
Sound
Vitaphone
Color
Technicolor
Duration(in mins):
70
Length(in feet):
6,501
Length(in reels):
9
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Before the downfall of the Czar of Russia, Anuita, "The Flame," sings to incite the people to revolt, eluding Prince Voloyda, who tries to capture her with his Cossack troop. Her fellow conspirator, Konstantin, watches her covetously, though he is pledged to Natasha, who is jealous of the younger girl. The conspirators overthrow the czar and plunge the country into chaotic revolt, but Anuita, disgusted with Konstantin's brutality, goes south to her native Polish village where she meets the prince at the Festival of the Harvest, and they fall in love. Konstantin and his troops intercede and arrest the prince, who is to be executed, but Anuita buys his liberty by promising to be Konstantin's mistress. She is imprisoned, and the prince is captured when he comes in disguise to her aid; but Natasha kills Konstantin and the lovers safely ... +


Before the downfall of the Czar of Russia, Anuita, "The Flame," sings to incite the people to revolt, eluding Prince Voloyda, who tries to capture her with his Cossack troop. Her fellow conspirator, Konstantin, watches her covetously, though he is pledged to Natasha, who is jealous of the younger girl. The conspirators overthrow the czar and plunge the country into chaotic revolt, but Anuita, disgusted with Konstantin's brutality, goes south to her native Polish village where she meets the prince at the Festival of the Harvest, and they fall in love. Konstantin and his troops intercede and arrest the prince, who is to be executed, but Anuita buys his liberty by promising to be Konstantin's mistress. She is imprisoned, and the prince is captured when he comes in disguise to her aid; but Natasha kills Konstantin and the lovers safely escape. +

GENRE
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Sub-genre:
Historical


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Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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