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A young opera singer finds her career stalled because of her cold and passionless performances, until she finds romance with a handsome admirer.

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Nella Vago
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Marchesa Bianca San Giovanni
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Count Albert von Gronac
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A young opera singer finds her career stalled because of her cold and passionless performances, until she finds romance with a handsome admirer.

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Elegant early talkie, suffers from stage origins.
7 July 2001 | by (Canberra, Australia) – See all my reviews

Gloria Swanson proves easily here what a good talkie actress she could have been. She is funny and charming, and dressed superbly by Coco Chanel. Melvyn Douglas works well with her, but there is way too much chatter in this adaptation from a hit stage play. The screen-writers didn't seem to realise the kind of expansion they needed to give the piece to make it cinema rather than a filmed stage play. Still, in the lovingly restored print from UCLA that is on the DVD, the film looks great - as does glorious Gloria!


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