Evensong (1934)

82-83 or 87-88 mins | Drama | 15 December 1934

Director:

Victor Saville

Writer:

Dorothy Farnum

Cinematographer:

Mutz Greenbaum

Editor:

Otto Ludwig

Production Designer:

Alfred Junge

Production Company:

Gaumont-British Picture Corp.
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HISTORY

The film was released in Great Britain by Gaumont-British. The source material itself was adapted from the novel by Beverly Nichols. Modern sources include Prod Michael Balcon and Sd A. C. O'Donoghue in the production. ...

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The film was released in Great Britain by Gaumont-British. The source material itself was adapted from the novel by Beverly Nichols. Modern sources include Prod Michael Balcon and Sd A. C. O'Donoghue in the production.

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GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS
LOCATION
SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
14 Nov 1934
p. 7
Hollywood Reporter
20 Nov 1934
p. 3
Motion Picture Herald
3 Nov 1934
p. 37
New York Times
17 Nov 1934
p. 12
Variety
25 Sep 1934
p. 13
Variety
20 Nov 1934
p. 15
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
WRITERS
Scen and dial
PHOTOGRAPHY
ART DIRECTOR
Art dir
FILM EDITOR
COSTUMES
MUSIC
Mus dir
PRODUCTION MISC
Unit prod mgr
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the play Evensong by Edward Knoblock and Beverly Nichols (London, 30 Jun 1932).
LITERARY SOURCE AUTHORS
SONGS
Selections from the operas La Bohème , music by Giacomo Puccini, libretto by Giuseppe Giacosa and Luigi Illica and La traviata , music by Giuseppe Verdi, libretto by Francesco Maria Piave. Music by Mischa Spoliansky and lyrics by Edward Knoblock.
DETAILS
Release Date:
15 December 1934
Premiere Information:
London opening: Sep 1934; New York opening: week of 16 Nov 1934
Production Date:
at Shepherd's Bush, England
Copyright Info
Claimant
Date
Copyright Number
Gaumont-British Picture Corp. of America
17 September 1934
LP5184
Physical Properties:
Sound
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
82-83 or 87-88
Length(in feet):
7,666
Countries:
United Kingdom, United States
Language:
English
SYNOPSIS

The life of opera diva Irela is traced from her teen-age days, as she tries to break into show business. Under the influence of her manager Kober, she forsakes love for the benefit of her successful career. Finally, she dies in her backstage dressing room, as she hears the audience cheering another, younger singer performing in her ...

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The life of opera diva Irela is traced from her teen-age days, as she tries to break into show business. Under the influence of her manager Kober, she forsakes love for the benefit of her successful career. Finally, she dies in her backstage dressing room, as she hears the audience cheering another, younger singer performing in her place.

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GENRE
Genre:
Sub-genre:
Show business, with songs


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Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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