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The Great Lover (1931)

Passed  -  Drama  -  18 July 1931 (USA)
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Jean Paurel is a womanizing opera star, who agrees to help Diana Page her career in order to take advantage of her. But instead he finds falling in love with her. To complicate matters, ... See full summary »

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Savarova (as Baclanova)
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Finny
Hale Hamilton ...
Roscoe Ates ...
Rosco (as Rosco Ates)
Herman Bing ...
Elsa Janssen ...
Mme. Neumann Baumbach (as Else Janssen)
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Jean Paurel is a womanizing opera star, who agrees to help Diana Page her career in order to take advantage of her. But instead he finds falling in love with her. To complicate matters, Jean's understudy out to be Diana's old flame, and tries to rekindle their relationship. Written by Robert Tonsing <rtonsing@vvm.com>

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The play opened on Broadway in New York City, New York, USA on 10 November 1915 and closed in June 1916 after 245 performances. The opening night cast included playwright Leo Ditrichstein, Cora Witherspoon and William Ricciardi, who was also in the 1932 Broadway revival. See more »

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Romeo and Juliet Overture
(1869) (uncredited)
Written by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
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Simply delightful obscure film
20 December 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

What a delightful movie! For anyone interested in how opera was perceived in the 30's ,this is a must. I heartily urge a DVD release. Adolphe Menjou is superb as the womanizing real life Don GIovanni who finally succumbs to cupids arrow. What a class act. His portrayal is full of ribald humor and sensitivity. Irene Dunne is also superb as the naive young ingénue who will take the opera by storm. There is a host of wonderful supporting players who add to the sparkle of this movie. This is admittedly a very dated film but therein lies the charm. An era of the opera AND cinema is recreated beautifully. This movie will appeal not only to opera fans but also nostalgia buffs. It gives us a sense of operatic and film history. Terrific!


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