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The working title of this film was Flesh of Eve. Portions of Joseph Conrad's novel appeared in Munsey's Magazine (Feb 1915). Paramount made German, Italian, French, Swedish and Polish-language versions of this film at its studio in Joinville, France. For information on those versions, see the entry above for Tropennächte. ...

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The working title of this film was Flesh of Eve. Portions of Joseph Conrad's novel appeared in Munsey's Magazine (Feb 1915). Paramount made German, Italian, French, Swedish and Polish-language versions of this film at its studio in Joinville, France. For information on those versions, see the entry above for Tropennächte.

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SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
16 Feb 1930
p. 9
New York Times
16 Feb 1930
p. 8
Time
3 Mar 1930
p. 28
Variety
19 Feb 1930
p. 33
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
William Wellman
Dir
PHOTOGRAPHY
Archie J. Stout
Dir of photog
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the novel Victory by Joseph Conrad (London and New York, 1915).
LITERARY SOURCE AUTHOR
SONGS
"Smiling Skies," words by Leo Robin, music by Richard A. Whiting.
SONGWRITER/COMPOSER
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
Flesh of Eve
Release Date:
22 February 1930
Premiere Information:
New York opening: 15 Feb 1930
Production Date:

Copyright Info
Claimant
Date
Copyright Number
Paramount Famous Lasky Corp.
23 February 1930
LP1103
Physical Properties:
Sound
Movietone
Black and White
Sound, also silent
Also si; 5,343 ft.
Duration(in mins):
58
Length(in feet):
5,244
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Language:
English
SYNOPSIS

Alma, a member of Zangiacomo's all-female orchestra, playing at Schomberg's hotel in Sourabaya, is frightened by the men's advances; attracted by the kindness of Heyst, a hotel guest, she hides on his boat to escape her tormentors. Heyst, who has retreated to a remote island following an unhappy love affair, discovers her and grudgingly allows her to remain at his cabin. Meanwhile Zangiacomo and Schomberg fight over her, resulting in Zangiacomo's death; Schomberg is then held prisoner by Mr. Jones, Ricardo, and Pedro, three desperadoes, who convert the hotel into a gambling house. To divert them, Schomberg tells them of gold on the island; and after killing and robbing Schomberg, the men depart. In a desperate confrontation with Heyst, Pedro and Ricardo are killed and Alma is wounded; but Heyst is grateful for the awakening of courage and ...

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Alma, a member of Zangiacomo's all-female orchestra, playing at Schomberg's hotel in Sourabaya, is frightened by the men's advances; attracted by the kindness of Heyst, a hotel guest, she hides on his boat to escape her tormentors. Heyst, who has retreated to a remote island following an unhappy love affair, discovers her and grudgingly allows her to remain at his cabin. Meanwhile Zangiacomo and Schomberg fight over her, resulting in Zangiacomo's death; Schomberg is then held prisoner by Mr. Jones, Ricardo, and Pedro, three desperadoes, who convert the hotel into a gambling house. To divert them, Schomberg tells them of gold on the island; and after killing and robbing Schomberg, the men depart. In a desperate confrontation with Heyst, Pedro and Ricardo are killed and Alma is wounded; but Heyst is grateful for the awakening of courage and love.

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

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