In a European kingdom, Princess Orsolini is to have a state wedding, arranged by her mother the Queen, but she is in love with Captain Kovacs of the horse guards. She is forced to break off their affair, but the Captain, outraged by this treatment, plots his revenge by convincing them he is actually a well known swindler and will expose his affair with the Princess, ruining her. To avoid scandal, the Queen agrees to his price; to let him spend a night alone with the Princess in his apartment. '
Delightfully naughty-- You've seen him passionately declare his love-NOW HE TALKS and ACTS his dazzling love scenes in this his most romantic picture.(Print Ad-The Dispatch,((Lexington, N.C.)) 10 February 1930)
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Did You Know?
It was in this film that silent screen legend John Gilbert
made his talking-picture debut. His voice was said, erroneously, to have sounded high-pitched and frankly odd in a film that called for him to play a romantic swashbuckler. In fact, Gilbert's voice was not high-pitched, rather, his performance was marred by bad dialogue and nervous delivery. Audiences reportedly laughed at him at the most inappropriate moments. See more
Version of Olympia
Music by Johann Strauss Sr. See more