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Armand de Treville
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Leonie de Beaufort
Marion Harris ...
Countess Louise
John Miljan ...
Lucien DeGrignon
William Humphrey ...
George Davis ...
Groom
Clifford Bruce ...
Gaston
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Musical | Romance

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TV-G
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27 December 1929 (USA)  »

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Battle of the Ladies  »

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(Western Electric System)

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| (2-strip Technicolor) (one sequence)

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1.20 : 1
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Love Ballet
(1929) (uncredited)
Music by Dimitri Tiomkin
Performed by Albertina Rasch Ballet
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Novarro leaps joyously into talkies!
25 January 2000 | by (Canberra, Australia) – See all my reviews

In what must have been the easiest of all the transitions made by silent stars into talkies, Ramon Novarro, still at the height of his fame,talent and beauty, leaps into this glossy high budget MGM classic. It's not a great film, but thanks to Sidney Franklin's excellent direction, the picture is a lot less static than most early talkies. There are some good action sequences - including some excellent tracking shots of horse riding - and the camera and the actors move a lot more than was usual.

It's a period piece - set in Napoleon's France - and Cedric Gibbons usual attention to design detail and Adrian's great costumes make it a joy to watch. The supporting cast is so-so - Dorothy Jordan is cute if unspectacular as the heroine and Marion Harris is quite bad as Louise, and there are too many songs, not to mention a completely gratuitous technicolor dance sequence that seems to have been added as an afterthought (chorus girls dressed as Napoleon and Josephine? with a reflective pool and cascading fountains - was Busby Berkeley in on this?). As usual in early talkies there is also too many sound effects and not enough background music, and a couple of very static chat scenes.

But at its heart the film has Ramon Novarro - charming, energetic, seductive, full of life. The early sequence where he escapes from a firing squad is hilarious. He also sings beautifully. What a shame MGM did not give him more vehicles of this quality (see my review of "In Gay Madrid"). In summary it works well as comedy, a little less well as drama, and least well as musical - but overall a quality fun vehicle for Ramon.


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