Devil-May-Care (1929)

110 mins | Musical | 27 December 1929

Director:

Sidney Franklin

Cinematographer:

Merritt Gerstad

Production Designer:

Cedric Gibbons

Production Company:

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Corp.
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HISTORY

Copyright records and some reviews list the film's title without punctuation, as Devil May Care ... More Less

Copyright records and some reviews list the film's title without punctuation, as Devil May Care . More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
29 Dec 1929
p. 8.
New York Times
23 Dec 1929
p. 18.
Variety
25 Dec 1929
p. 20.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Stage dir
WRITERS
Scen
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
ART DIRECTOR
Art dir
FILM EDITOR
COSTUMES
Gowns
MUSIC
Ballet music
SOUND
Rec eng
Rec eng
Sd asst
DANCE
Ballet dir
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the play La Bataille de dames, ou un duel en amour by Augustin Eugène Scribe and Ernest Legouvé (Paris, 17 Mar 1851).
SONGS
"March of the Old Guard," "The Gang Song," "Why Waste Your Charms?" "Madame Pompadour," "Charming," "If He Cared" and "The Shepherd's Serenade," words by Clifford Grey, music by Herbert Stothart.
DETAILS
Release Date:
27 December 1929
Premiere Information:
NewYork opening: 22 December 1929
Copyright Claimant:
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Distributing Corp.
Copyright Date:
13 January 1930
Copyright Number:
LP989
Physical Properties:
Sound
Movietone
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
110
Length(in feet):
8,782
Length(in reels):
11
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

When Napoleon is banished to Elba, Armand, one of his daring young followers, escapes death and makes his way to his cousin's home in the south of France. En route, he is forced to enter a house to escape pursuing Royalist soldiers, and there he encounters Léonie. Upon learning he is a Bonapartist, she attempts to turn him over to the Royalists, but he escapes. Later, at the home of his cousin, De Grignon, disguised as a butler, he again meets and falls in love with Léonie. With the return of Napoleon, Léonie capitulates and admits her love for ... +


When Napoleon is banished to Elba, Armand, one of his daring young followers, escapes death and makes his way to his cousin's home in the south of France. En route, he is forced to enter a house to escape pursuing Royalist soldiers, and there he encounters Léonie. Upon learning he is a Bonapartist, she attempts to turn him over to the Royalists, but he escapes. Later, at the home of his cousin, De Grignon, disguised as a butler, he again meets and falls in love with Léonie. With the return of Napoleon, Léonie capitulates and admits her love for Armand. +

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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