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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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Modern Joan Of Arc- a Song for a sword--a voice that sets a great nation afire- a heart that is seared by her flaming song when it dooms the man she loves. Thousands of people in the cast! Gigantic riot scenes! Gay parties of pampered princesses. All the mighty drama that made it Broadway's greatest success made doubly thrilling by the greatest of all singing casts. (print ad, Monitor-Index and Democrat, ((moberly, Mo)) 14 June 1930)

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Actor Shep Camp died from a fall during filming on 20 Nov 1929. See more »

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Referenced in The Booze Hangs High (1930) See more »

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Song of the Flame
by George Gershwin, Herbert Stothart
Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II and Otto A. Harbach
Sung by Bernice Clair and chorus (three times)
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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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