Children of Dreams (1931)

76 or 78 mins | Musical, Romance | 25 July 1931

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BIBLIOGRAPHIC SOURCES
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DATE
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Film Daily
19 Jul 31
p. 11.
Motion Picture Herald
25 Jul 31
pp. 34-35.
New York Times
20 Jul 31
p. 20.
Variety
21 Jul 31
p. 34.
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Mus, adpt and dial
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LITERARY
Based on the musical Children of Dreams by Oscar Hammerstein II and Sigmund Romberg (copyrighted, 29 Jul 1930).
SONGS
"Fruit Picker's Song," "Oh, Couldn't I Love That Girl," "Her Professor," "Children of Dreams," "Sleeping Beauty," "If I Had a Girl Like You," "Seek Love" and "Yes Sir," music and lyrics by Sigmund Romberg and Oscar Hammerstein II.
DETAILS
Release Date:
25 July 1931
Copyright Claimant:
Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc.
Copyright Date:
21 June 1931
Copyright Number:
LP2321
Physical Properties:
Sound
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
76 or 78
Length(in reels):
9
Country:
United States
SYNOPSIS

While picking apples in her father's orchard, Molly Standing and her girl friend, Gertie, meet Tommy Melville and Gus Schultz. Molly and Tommy fall in love, as do Gus and Gertie. Wealthy art patrons Gerald Winters and his mother hear Molly sing, and attracted by her beauty, Gerald urges his mother to sponsor her studies abroad. Molly has just become engaged to Tommy and is reluctant to accept, but needing the money to replace a payroll stolen from her drunken father, she accepts. Eighteen months later, Molly is given the chance to sing at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York, where she is a great success. Tommy attends the reception and realizing how far apart they have grown, breaks their engagement. Shortly after, Molly's engagement to Gerald is announced. When Molly's health fails, family physician Dr. Joe Thompson takes her for a ride through the apple orchards, where she relives her happy memories of Tommy. By chance, she meets Tommy there and decides to give up her career to marry him. The doctor explains to her manager that Molly has lost her voice and will no longer be able to sing, except perhaps, a ... +


While picking apples in her father's orchard, Molly Standing and her girl friend, Gertie, meet Tommy Melville and Gus Schultz. Molly and Tommy fall in love, as do Gus and Gertie. Wealthy art patrons Gerald Winters and his mother hear Molly sing, and attracted by her beauty, Gerald urges his mother to sponsor her studies abroad. Molly has just become engaged to Tommy and is reluctant to accept, but needing the money to replace a payroll stolen from her drunken father, she accepts. Eighteen months later, Molly is given the chance to sing at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York, where she is a great success. Tommy attends the reception and realizing how far apart they have grown, breaks their engagement. Shortly after, Molly's engagement to Gerald is announced. When Molly's health fails, family physician Dr. Joe Thompson takes her for a ride through the apple orchards, where she relives her happy memories of Tommy. By chance, she meets Tommy there and decides to give up her career to marry him. The doctor explains to her manager that Molly has lost her voice and will no longer be able to sing, except perhaps, a lullaby. +

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