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Begins with Rouget de Lisle, as a captain of the King's Guards and a Royalist music teacher, falling in love with Marie Marnay, an innkeeper's daughter who has some political beliefs that do not include kings or queens. As time goes by, he writes "La Marseillaise", and she leads a revolution. Written by
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I was excited about this film being available at Scootersfilm.com. I always wanted to see it. It's an early musical starring John boles and Laura Laplante.But it turned out to be disappointing.It was advertise as 83 minutes. It was advertised as an musical,But guess what? It was the silent version of the talking classic,Like john Barrymore first talkie,that exist only as an silent. It was a silent print for theater that did not have the talking equipment yet.Everyone is acting normal ,no mime. But with card titles.Not hearing in Laura singing with her voice dubbed,Not hearing Johns Nasal twang voice.Whether the talking version is lost or no that's a question mark. Whether m.c.a. owns the copyrights of the talking version and are too greedy to release it , resulting the silent version having public domain, that's a question mark.The story was pretty good as Laura playing Marie ,who aids the sick and and the wounded ,who are over throwing the court of Versailles. John Boles played the music teacher Rouge De Lisle, whom the real one wrote the french Anthem, is hire by her father ,played by James a Marcus, to become a member of the court.But as the court of Versailles kill her father later on she turns against Marie Antoinette, played by Evelyn Hall,and the rest of the court.The disappointing thing is that being silent the musical number are cut out except for the shorter ones.I hope the talkie version is not lost and it losses it's copy rights ,if that's the problem , and it's sold by smaller business so I can upgrade this silent print. 04/14/12
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