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The Song of the Flame (1930)

This was a screen version of the 1925 operetta by Oscar Hammerstein II, Otto Harbach, Herbert Stohart, and George Gershwin. The story of the movie is about a peasant who is known as "The ... See full summary »

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This was a screen version of the 1925 operetta by Oscar Hammerstein II, Otto Harbach, Herbert Stohart, and George Gershwin. The story of the movie is about a peasant who is known as "The Flame" who leads a revolution in Russia. This peasant who is in love with a Russian prince saves his life by agreeing to sacrifice her virginity to an evil fellow-conspirator. This was an all Technicolor musical which was had a sequence in Vitascope (a Warner Brother's wide screen process). Written by Jason Almeida

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25 May 1930 (USA)  »

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Although some modern sources claim this film was photographed in Vitascope, the 65mm process used by Warner Bros. for 'Kismet (1930)' and 'The Lash (1930)', this is unlikely. Variety (14 May 1930) reports that wide screen projection was used for the festival sequence, but this is more likely another example of the frequently used Magnascope process, which simply enlarged standard 35mm film to larger proportions on a larger screen. This film was released almost six months before the other Vitascope productions, and there is no evidence that the process was ever used earlier and/or for less than a complete feature. See more »

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Referenced in The Life of the Party (1930) See more »

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"Berieza
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Lost film but soundtrack exists in fragments
31 July 2002 | by (Putney, VT) – See all my reviews

This film is considered to be lost - it was nominated for an Oscar for sound

  • but there is only an unconfirmed rumor that it exists on laserdisc at


UCLA. Five sound reels do exist - #1,4,6,7,9. These have been transferred from the original vitaphone discs that accompanied the film.


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