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Lilac Time (1928)

All of those handsome young men in their flying machines are billeted in a field next to the Widow Berthelot's farmhouse in France. Her daughter Jeannine is curious about the young men ... See full summary »

Directors:

George Fitzmaurice, Frank Lloyd (uncredited)

Writers:

Jane Cowl (play), Guy Fowler (book) | 5 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Colleen Moore ... Jeannine Berthelot
Gary Cooper ... Capt. Philip Blythe
Eugenie Besserer ... Madame Berthelot
Burr McIntosh ... Gen. Blythe
Kathryn McGuire ... Lady Iris Rankin
Cleve Moore ... Capt. Russell (flight commander)
Arthur Lake ... The Unlucky One
Richard Jarvis Richard Jarvis ... Aviator
Jack Stoney ... The Kid
Dan Dowling Dan Dowling ... Aviator
Dick Grace Dick Grace ... Aviator
Stuart Knox Stuart Knox ... Aviator
Jack Ponder Jack Ponder ... Aviator
Harlan Hilton Harlan Hilton ... Aviator
George Cooper ... Sergeant Hawkins
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All of those handsome young men in their flying machines are billeted in a field next to the Widow Berthelot's farmhouse in France. Her daughter Jeannine is curious about the young men fighting for England in World War I and their airplanes. Then one of the aviators is killed. His replacement is Captain Philip Blythe who can't help but notice Jeannine. When he lands the first time, she is standing in the middle of his "runway." She makes a more favorable impression when he sees her later by the lilacs. When all of the young men depart on a mission, Blythe promises to return. Written by Dale O'Connor <daleoc@interaccess.com>

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TREMENDOUS SPECTACLE, when scores of fighting airplanes come to death grips in the skies...STIRRING ROMANCE in the glorious love of a maid of Normandy for a daredevil flier who goes up on his last trip in the face of new found love. See more »

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Drama | Romance | War

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Trivia

Frank Lloyd directed several scenes when director George Fitzmaurice was unavailable, and also some additional scenes after the film was finished. See more »

Quotes

Jeannine Berthelot: [inter-title] I cannot let you go, my Philip - I cannot let you go.
Capt. Philip Blythe: [inter-title] Jeannie, I'll come back no matter what happens. I will get back somehow.
Jeannine Berthelot: [inter-title] I will wait for you, my Philip - all my life I'll wait here for you.
Jeannine Berthelot: [inter-title] Goodbye, Lilac Time, my very heart says - je t'aime - I love you - I love you.
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Connections

Featured in The Kid Who Couldn't Miss (1983) See more »

Soundtracks

Jeannine, I Dream of Lilac Time
(uncredited)
Music by Nathaniel Shilkret
Lyrics by L. Wolfe Gilbert
Performed by John McCormack
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A perfect love story.
3 March 1999 | by Alf-23See all my reviews

How great can a film be? This is one of the answers to that. Sweet Colleen Moore and Gary Cooper are a perfect couple, and Lilac Time a perfect love story. Forget Titanic! Bring a handkerchief when you see this.


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Country:

USA

Release Date:

18 October 1928 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Love Never Dies See more »

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Mono (musical score and sound effects)| Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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