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The 4 Jan 1930 Exhibitors Herald-World announced that the production starting date for Sailor's Sweetheart, the film's working title, was 2 Dec 1929. ...

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The 4 Jan 1930 Exhibitors Herald-World announced that the production starting date for Sailor's Sweetheart, the film's working title, was 2 Dec 1929.

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SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Exhibitors Herald-World
4 Jan 1930
p. 59
Film Daily
18 May 1930
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New York Times
13 Jun 1930
p. 28
Variety
18 Jun 1930
p. 37
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
Sailor's Sweetheart
Release Date:
3 May 1930
Production Date:
began 2 Dec 1929
Copyright Info
Claimant
Date
Copyright Number
Joseph M. Schenk
22 May 1930
LP1314
Physical Properties:
Silent
Movietone
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
70
Length(in feet):
6,673
Length(in reels):
8
Country:
United States
Language:
English
SYNOPSIS

Lita, a Spanish dancer in a Marseilles cafe, causes American sailor Jerry Flanagan to leave his ship and set out to conquer her, which he does after considerable effort and misunderstanding. On their wedding day, Olaf Swenson claims her; and in a fight the Swede dies as a result of Jerry's blow. Jerry is sentenced to prison as a result of Lita's testimony at the trial and refuses to see her, believing she deceived him. In despair, she makes the acquaintance of Pierre, a brutal prison guard, and becomes engaged to him, hoping thus to see Jerry. Madame Durand, the warden's wife, senses the situation and informs Jerry of her plan; he sends word to Lita to desist, but his message is intercepted by Pierre. Blochet, a prisoner, instigates a prison revolt; Jerry takes over and thwarts his plans but is wounded by the guards. The prisoners surrender; Jerry is awarded a pardon and is reunited with his ...

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Lita, a Spanish dancer in a Marseilles cafe, causes American sailor Jerry Flanagan to leave his ship and set out to conquer her, which he does after considerable effort and misunderstanding. On their wedding day, Olaf Swenson claims her; and in a fight the Swede dies as a result of Jerry's blow. Jerry is sentenced to prison as a result of Lita's testimony at the trial and refuses to see her, believing she deceived him. In despair, she makes the acquaintance of Pierre, a brutal prison guard, and becomes engaged to him, hoping thus to see Jerry. Madame Durand, the warden's wife, senses the situation and informs Jerry of her plan; he sends word to Lita to desist, but his message is intercepted by Pierre. Blochet, a prisoner, instigates a prison revolt; Jerry takes over and thwarts his plans but is wounded by the guards. The prisoners surrender; Jerry is awarded a pardon and is reunited with his wife.

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