Film told in flashbacks of an older man's obsession for a woman who can belong to no-one but can frustrate everyone. The backdrop is SternbergÍs surreal and fantastic Carnaval in Spain. In a café the older man details his encounters with the heart breaker that his younger friend has only just met at the parade. Forewarned, the young man swears he will avoid the fate of his friend, but rushes all the same to his evening rendezvous. A dreamlike story of frustrated, lost romance, spoken in the past tense, never really resolved. Written by
Kiss me .. and I'll break your heart!
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(Western Electric Noiseless Recording)
Aspect Ratio: 1.37 : 1
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left the cast after one day's work because of a disagreement with director Josef von Sternberg
. Joseph Breen of the Hays Office suggested an ending in which Pasqual shoots Concha so that she could not get off scot-free after years of bad behavior. Although that was rejected, several cuts were eventually made to eliminate sexual innuendos. See more
Capt. Don Pasqual 'Pasqualito' Costelar
Aren't you afraid of anything, Concha? Have you no fear of death?
No. Not today. I feel too happy. Why do you ask? Are you going to kill me?
Version of The Woman and the Puppet
Then It Isn't Love
Music by Ralph Rainger
Lyrics by Leo Robin See more