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Lilac Time (1928)

 -  Drama | Romance | War  -  18 October 1928 (USA)
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All of those handsome young men in their flying machines are billeted in a field next to the Widow Berthelot's farmhouse in France. Her daughter Jeannine is curious about the young men ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Jeannine Berthelot
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Capt. Philip Blythe
Burr McIntosh ...
Gen. Blythe
George Cooper ...
Mechanic's Helper
Cleve Moore ...
Capt. Russell (flight commander)
Kathryn McGuire ...
Lady Iris Rankin
Eugenie Besserer ...
Madame Berthelot
Emile Chautard ...
The Mayor
Jack Stoney ...
The Kid
Edward Dillon ...
Dick Grace ...
Aviator
Stuart Knox ...
Aviator
Harlan Hilton ...
Aviator
Richard Jarvis ...
Aviator
Jack Ponder ...
Aviator
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All of those handsome young men in their flying machines are billeted in a field next to the Widow Berthelot's farmhouse in France. Her daughter Jeannine is curious about the young men fighting for England in World War I and their airplanes. Then one of the aviators is killed. His replacement is Captain Philip Blythe who can't help but notice Jeannine. When he lands the first time, she is standing in the middle of his "runway." She makes a more favorable impression when he sees her later by the lilacs. When all of the young men depart on a mission, Blythe promises to return. Written by Dale O'Connor <daleoc@interaccess.com>

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Frank Lloyd directed several scenes when director George Fitzmaurice was unavailable, and also some additional scenes after the film was finished. See more »

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Featured in The Kid Who Couldn't Miss (1983) See more »

Soundtracks

Jeannine, I Dream of Lilac Time
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Music by Nathaniel Shilkret
Lyrics by L. Wolfe Gilbert
Performed by John McCormack
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Provides comedy and drama
22 July 2007 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

British and American pilots launch attacks during World War I from a small town in France. A caring Colleen Moore is dedicated to providing moral support to these pilots. Gary Cooper replaces a downed pilot. Antagonism between Moore and Cooper precedes romance and provides a comic beginning. As romance develops, the pilots, including Cooper, are sent on a dangerous mission. A commercially available release of this film allow interested viewers to find Cooper's fate and the end result of Moore's trials and tribulations to also find his fate. This end of the silent era movie is worth the effort to ferret out for viewing.

The theme song of the motion picture, "Jeannine, I Dream of Lilac Time," is commercially available. It was recorded by well over a hundred top artists, including Louis Armstrong, Skitch Henderson, Guy Lombardo, The London Symphony Orchestra, opera star John McCormack, Mitch Miller, The Platters, Lawrence Welk, and Paul Whiteman. Many of these recordings have been transferred to commercially available CDs. For example, a recording by the composer, Nat Shilkret, is included in the ASV CD "Dancing With Tears In My Eyes," which is available from amazon.com.


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