The Other Love (1947)

95-97 mins | Drama | 11 July 1947

Director:

Andre DeToth

Cinematographer:

Victor Milner

Editor:

Walter Thompson

Production Designer:

Nathan Juran

Production Company:

Enterprise Productions, Inc.
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HISTORY

The title card on the viewed print reads: "The David Lewis Production of Erich Maria Remarque's The Other Love ." The title of Erich Maria Remarque's unpublished story, which the Var review noted was semi-autobiographical, was "Beyond." HR news items add the following information about the production: Robert Stack was first cast as "Paul Clermont" and played the role during the first month of filming. When he became ill with the flu, he was replaced by Richard Conte. Two weeks later, Barbara Stanwyck also became ill, and production was shut down for two weeks. After filming ended, a cutting room fire destroyed 19,000 feet of exposed footage from this and another United Artist's production, Arch of Triumph (see above entry). HR news items add Helene Nielsen, Billy Wilkerson, Gertrude Astor, Stuart Holmes, Wyndham Standing, Barry Norton, Jean Acker, Franklyn Farnum, Wilbur Mack, Aloha Wray, Helene Boone, Jean "Babe" London, Blandine Ebinger, Joan Barton, The Chanticleer Singers and The Cajuns to the cast, but their appearance in the final film has not been confirmed.
       According to a HR news item, footage for the film was shot in Switzerland and on the French Riviera. According to a MPH news item, following a preview screening of the film, David Niven re-recorded eight scenes using British enunciations for screening in Great Britain. As reported in DV , $4,000 in grosses from the London premiere were donated to the Lord Mayor's National Flood Disaster Fund. Although the Var review claims that Barbara Stanwyck's character dies, she appears to be breathing at the end of ... More Less

The title card on the viewed print reads: "The David Lewis Production of Erich Maria Remarque's The Other Love ." The title of Erich Maria Remarque's unpublished story, which the Var review noted was semi-autobiographical, was "Beyond." HR news items add the following information about the production: Robert Stack was first cast as "Paul Clermont" and played the role during the first month of filming. When he became ill with the flu, he was replaced by Richard Conte. Two weeks later, Barbara Stanwyck also became ill, and production was shut down for two weeks. After filming ended, a cutting room fire destroyed 19,000 feet of exposed footage from this and another United Artist's production, Arch of Triumph (see above entry). HR news items add Helene Nielsen, Billy Wilkerson, Gertrude Astor, Stuart Holmes, Wyndham Standing, Barry Norton, Jean Acker, Franklyn Farnum, Wilbur Mack, Aloha Wray, Helene Boone, Jean "Babe" London, Blandine Ebinger, Joan Barton, The Chanticleer Singers and The Cajuns to the cast, but their appearance in the final film has not been confirmed.
       According to a HR news item, footage for the film was shot in Switzerland and on the French Riviera. According to a MPH news item, following a preview screening of the film, David Niven re-recorded eight scenes using British enunciations for screening in Great Britain. As reported in DV , $4,000 in grosses from the London premiere were donated to the Lord Mayor's National Flood Disaster Fund. Although the Var review claims that Barbara Stanwyck's character dies, she appears to be breathing at the end of the film. Barbara Stanwyck reprised her role for a 16 Jun 1947 Lux Radio Theatre broadcast, co-starring George Brent. More Less

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BIBLIOGRAPHIC SOURCES
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Box Office
12 Apr 1947.
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Daily Variety
28 Mar 47
p. 1, 12
Down Beat
28 Feb 47
p. 6.
Film Daily
28 Mar 47
p. 9.
Hollywood Reporter
25 Jun 46
p. 9.
Hollywood Reporter
11 Oct 46
p. 10.
Hollywood Reporter
4 Nov 46
p. 14.
Hollywood Reporter
15 Nov 46
p. 4.
Hollywood Reporter
4 Dec 46
p. 11.
Hollywood Reporter
5 Dec 46
p. 14.
Hollywood Reporter
6 Dec 46
p. 8.
Hollywood Reporter
11 Dec 46
p. 12.
Hollywood Reporter
12 Dec 46
p. 3.
Hollywood Reporter
17 Dec 46
p. 8.
Hollywood Reporter
18 Dec 46
p. 21.
Hollywood Reporter
24 Dec 46
p. 12.
Hollywood Reporter
13 Jan 47
p. 13.
Hollywood Reporter
17 Jan 47
p. 9.
Hollywood Reporter
27 Jan 47
p. 1.
Hollywood Reporter
28 Jan 47
p. 16.
Hollywood Reporter
28 Mar 47
p. 3, 6
Hollywood Reporter
19 May 47
p. 10.
Independent Film Journal
4 Jan 47
p. 34.
Motion Picture Herald
8 Mar 1947.
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Motion Picture Herald Product Digest
5 Apr 1947.
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New York Times
15 May 47
p. 32.
Variety
2 Apr 47
p. 16.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
PRODUCTION TEXT
The David Lewis Production
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
ART DIRECTOR
Art dir
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
SET DECORATOR
Set dec
COSTUMES
Cost for Miss Stanwyck des by
MUSIC
Mus dir
VISUAL EFFECTS
Spec scenic eff
Process dept
MAKEUP
Makeup supv
PRODUCTION MISC
Exec prod mgr
Tech adv
STAND INS
Piano double for Barbara Stanwyck
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
Erich Maria Remarque's The Other Love
Release Date:
11 July 1947
Premiere Information:
World premiere in London: 27 March 1947
Production Date:
mid October 1946--mid January 1947
Copyright Claimant:
Lexington Productions, Inc.
Copyright Date:
26 July 1947
Copyright Number:
LP1105
Physical Properties:
Sound
Western Electric Recording
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
95-97
Country:
United States
PCA No:
12286
SYNOPSIS

World renowned concert pianist Karen Duncan arrives at Mount Vierge, a Swiss mountain sanitarium, for a rest cure, unaware that her lung illness is terminal. She soon falls in love with her doctor, Antony Stanton, but his strict enforcement of sanitarium rules causes her to believe he has no heart. One day while driving into the local village to do some shopping, Karen runs into a roadster belonging to playboy and racecar driver Paul Clermont. Paul immediately invites Karen to the races and dinner in Monte Carlo. In town, Karen meets fellow patient Celestine, and together they affirm the exhilaration they feel being freed from the sanitarium. Later, when Karen explains her "epiphany of wellness" to Tony, he warns her not to return to the village, but to rest. Furious at Tony's unromantic bedside manner, Karen flees to the village to meet Paul. After he asks her to run away with him and travel around the world, she returns to the sanitarium for her luggage and learns that Celestine died that evening from a sudden hemorrage. Frightened for her life, Karen demands the truth about her condition from Tony, who tells her she must become an automaton for a time if she expects to survive. He also confesses his love, but she does not believe him, and runs to town to meet Paul. They travel to Monte Carlo in the night, and she spends the ensuing weeks staying up late, drinking, smoking and gambling. Whenever Karen has a bad coughing spell, she takes a pill, then resumes her fast pace with Paul. Soon she is feverish and losing weight. ... +


World renowned concert pianist Karen Duncan arrives at Mount Vierge, a Swiss mountain sanitarium, for a rest cure, unaware that her lung illness is terminal. She soon falls in love with her doctor, Antony Stanton, but his strict enforcement of sanitarium rules causes her to believe he has no heart. One day while driving into the local village to do some shopping, Karen runs into a roadster belonging to playboy and racecar driver Paul Clermont. Paul immediately invites Karen to the races and dinner in Monte Carlo. In town, Karen meets fellow patient Celestine, and together they affirm the exhilaration they feel being freed from the sanitarium. Later, when Karen explains her "epiphany of wellness" to Tony, he warns her not to return to the village, but to rest. Furious at Tony's unromantic bedside manner, Karen flees to the village to meet Paul. After he asks her to run away with him and travel around the world, she returns to the sanitarium for her luggage and learns that Celestine died that evening from a sudden hemorrage. Frightened for her life, Karen demands the truth about her condition from Tony, who tells her she must become an automaton for a time if she expects to survive. He also confesses his love, but she does not believe him, and runs to town to meet Paul. They travel to Monte Carlo in the night, and she spends the ensuing weeks staying up late, drinking, smoking and gambling. Whenever Karen has a bad coughing spell, she takes a pill, then resumes her fast pace with Paul. Soon she is feverish and losing weight. Tony locates them and appeals to Paul to take Karen to a climate that won't kill her. Later, during a ship party, Paul tells Karen that he spoke to her doctor and is taking her to Egypt. Embarrassed by his pity, Karen, who has run out of pills, goes to town in the rain. A croupier recognizes her and tries to molest her, but she pleads for help and gives him a diamond ring from Paul as payment for transportation back to Mount Vierge. Tony receives her tenderly and places her in intensive care. Paul soon arrives at the sanitarium, but finding Karen critically ill, leaves her in the doctor's hands. Later, Tony proposes to Karen, and they marry, taking up residence in his cozy cabin adjacent to the sanitarium. One day, as snow falls outside, Tony plays a concerto on the piano as a weak Karen listens, dreaming of the day she will be well again. +

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