Lovers? (1927)





Cast overview:
Ramon Novarro ... José
Alice Terry ... Felicia
Edward Martindel ... Don Julian
Edward Connelly ... Don Severo
George K. Arthur ... Pepito
Lillian Leighton ... Doña Mercedes
Holmes Herbert ... Milton
John Miljan ... Alvarez
Roy D'Arcy ... Señor Galdos


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Drama | Romance





Release Date:

1 May 1927 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Great Galeoto See more »


Box Office


$347,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$451,000, 31 December 1927
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Technical Specs

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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This film is presumed lost. Please check your attic. See more »


Version of The Celebrated Scandal (1915) See more »

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Also known as "Valencia's Lovers".
29 January 2007 | by pleon-2See all my reviews

Produced by Tiffany Productions and distributed by Metro Godlwyn Mayer, this film caused a diplomatic dispute between Spain, the United States and MGM. The conflict broke out when a copy of the original was exhibited in Brussels. Previosly, the Spanish Government had been assured by MGM representatives that the original would be cut to avoid the most offensive aspects for Spain. Feeling fooled by the Company, the Spanish Gov. raised a ban on MGM films which forced the intervention of the Department of State and the MPPDA's Foreign Department and lasted until the American Company agreed to destroy all the existing copies. This was the first incident of this sort between Spain and one of the Majors. The only other case of "offensive" or "antispanish" film which caused such amount of trouble to American Motion Pictures Companies in Spain prior to Franco's Dictatorship was the one concerning the Paramount Pictures Film "The Devil is a Woman" in 1933-34. For the American documentation on this affair: NARA RG 59, 84 & 151; for the Spanish doc: AGA, AAEE.

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