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La Bohème (1926)

Passed | | Drama, Romance | 13 March 1926 (USA)
A group of starving artists try to survive in 1830s Paris, including a seamstress and the would-be playwright she loves.

Director:

King Vidor

Writers:

Frédérique De Grésac (screen play) (as Fred De Gresac), Henri Murger (suggested by "Life in the Latin Quarter" by) (as Henry Murger) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Lillian Gish ... Mimi
John Gilbert ... Rodolphe
Renée Adorée ... Musette
George Hassell George Hassell ... Schaunard
Roy D'Arcy ... Vicomte Paul
Edward Everett Horton ... Colline
Karl Dane ... Benoit - Janitor
Mathilde Comont ... Madame Benoit (as Matilde Comont)
Gino Corrado ... Marcel
Eugene Pouyet Eugene Pouyet ... Bernard (as Gene Pouyet)
Frank Currier ... Theatre Manager
David Mir David Mir ... Alexis
Catherine Vidor Catherine Vidor ... Louise
Valentina Zimina Valentina Zimina ... Phemie
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Storyline

It is 1830 in Paris and the rent is due, but the money is not there. An article here, a painting there and a monkey with a cup gives them enough money for the rent, but not for food. Fortunately, Musette from downstairs has enough food for everyone including Mimi - the poor little waif from next door who Rodolphe has met. But Count Paul also has his lusting eye on Mimi and uses her embroidery to get close to her. Rodolphe and Mimi fall in love and Mimi works endlessly to support Rodolphe who is writing his play with a new found passion. He does not know that he has been discharged from writing for 'Dog and Cat Fanciers'. Mimi wants to get his play produced and Count Paul offers to help, but there is a terrible fight when Rodolphe thinks that Mimi is faithless to him with Count Paul. After the fight, he seeks out a doctor as she is sick, but she has left when Rodolphe returns and will stay away until his play is finished. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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artist | waif | sewing | playwright | note | See All (27) »

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Drama | Romance

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Trivia

La Bohéme had it's world premiere showing on 24 February 1926 at the Embassy Theatre on Broadway in New York. (New York Sun, 25 February 1926) See more »

Quotes

Rodolphe: You wanted to be alone with that fop!
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Version of Bohème (1961) See more »

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Great!
26 June 2018 | by CanadianRoninSee all my reviews

This version of La Boheme is great! I know old time "silent film era" movies are disliked by many so if you don't like other films from the twenties you won't like this either, but if you do like them this is a very good version of one. La Boheme is a great story and this version has great acting and direction. Well worth seeing for fans of the stage show.


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Country:

USA

Language:

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Release Date:

13 March 1926 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La Boheme See more »

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Budget:

$693,000 (estimated)
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Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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