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Romance (1930)

Approved | | Drama, Romance | 26 August 1930 (USA)
Young Harry is in love and wants to marry an actress, much to the displeasure of his family. Harry thinks that Bishop Armstrong knows nothing about love so Armstrong tells him the story of ... See full summary »

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(uncredited)

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(from the play by), (dialogue continuity) | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 1 win. See more awards »
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Cast

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Rita Cavallini
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Cornelius Van Tuyl
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Tom Armstrong
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Harry
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Susan Van Tuyl
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Abigail Armstrong
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Beppo
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Vannucci
Rina De Liguoro ...
Nina (as Countess De Rina)
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Storyline

Young Harry is in love and wants to marry an actress, much to the displeasure of his family. Harry thinks that Bishop Armstrong knows nothing about love so Armstrong tells him the story of Rita and himself. Rita was an Opera Star singing in New York who was at a party given by Cornelius. Armstrong was a 28 year old rector. He fell for Rita when he saw her and after six weeks he wanted to marry her. Naive as he was, he thought that all of Rita's "relationships" were in the distant past, but Rita lives for the moment and knows that she can never marry Armstrong. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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Drama | Romance

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Release Date:

26 August 1930 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Romantik  »

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Budget:

$496,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.20 : 1
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Trivia

Leading man Gavin Gordon was hit by another vehicle while driving his car to the set the first day of shooting. He was flung onto the pavement and fractured a collarbone, as well as dislocating his shoulder. Gordon was determined to play alongside Greta Garbo and feared his part might be recast if he went to the hospital, therefore proceeding to the set in spite of great pain. He managed to get through the first scene, whereupon he fainted. Garbo visited his bedside at the hospital and told him, production would wait for him. Director Clarence Brown therefore had to shoot all the scenes first in which Gordon didn't appear. See more »

Quotes

Madame Rita Cavallini: You're a man of God sent to help the world. Why don't you help me?
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Connections

Remake of Romance (1920) See more »

Soundtracks

Auld Lang Syne
(1788) (uncredited)
Traditional music
Played in the flashback to New Year's Eve
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A Romance for all time
12 June 2002 | by (Fort Worth, TX) – See all my reviews

Romance is a very simple movie with nearly no plot twists, yet it is the basic romance from which we derive all our contemporary romances with. Forbidden love tries to take a role in this film, but does not exactly succeed. The cinematography is simply "mahvelous" for 1930, and Greta Garbo is stunning! She is the lady of the 1930s. The male leads are not as strong as Garbo, but what male lead ever will? The dialogue at times is weak, but for the most part fairly enjoyable. A great example of early romances! A must-see!


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