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Lilac Time (1928)

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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Madame Berthelot
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Gen. Blythe
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Lady Iris Rankin
Cleve Moore ...
Capt. Russell (flight commander)
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The Unlucky One
Richard Jarvis ...
Aviator
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The Kid
Dan Dowling ...
Aviator
Dick Grace ...
Aviator
Stuart Knox ...
Aviator
Jack Ponder ...
Aviator
Harlan Hilton ...
Aviator
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Sergeant Hawkins
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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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TREMENDOUS SPECTACLE, when scores of fighting airplanes come to death grips in the skies...STIRRING ROMANCE in the glorious love of a maid of Normandy for a daredevil flier who goes up on his last trip in the face of new found love. See more »

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Drama | Romance | War

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18 October 1928 (USA)  »

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Love Never Dies  »

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The original Broadway production of "Lilac Time" by Jane Cowl and Jane Murfin opened at the Theater Republic on February 6, 1917 and ran for 176 performances. The cast included Cowl herself, as well as Orme Caldara, Harry Crocker Charles Esdale, Lawrence Grant, Charles Hampden, Felix Krembs, Mayne Lynton, Cecil Owen, Henry Stephenson and Cecil Yapp. See more »

Quotes

Jeannine Berthelot: [inter-title] I cannot let you go, my Philip - I cannot let you go.
Capt. Philip Blythe: [inter-title] Jeannie, I'll come back no matter what happens. I will get back somehow.
Jeannine Berthelot: [inter-title] I will wait for you, my Philip - all my life I'll wait here for you.
Jeannine Berthelot: [inter-title] Goodbye, Lilac Time, my very heart says - je t'aime - I love you - I love you.
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Connections

Featured in Hollywood: End of an Era (1980) See more »

Soundtracks

Jeannine, I Dream of Lilac Time
(uncredited)
Music by Nathaniel Shilkret
Lyrics by L. Wolfe Gilbert
Performed by John McCormack
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A perfect love story.
3 March 1999 | by See all my reviews

How great can a film be? This is one of the answers to that. Sweet Colleen Moore and Gary Cooper are a perfect couple, and Lilac Time a perfect love story. Forget Titanic! Bring a handkerchief when you see this.


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