Young Harry is in love and wants to marry an actress, much to the displeasure of his family. Harry thinks that Bishop Armstrong knows nothing about love so Armstrong tells him the story of ...
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Young Harry is in love and wants to marry an actress, much to the displeasure of his family. Harry thinks that Bishop Armstrong knows nothing about love so Armstrong tells him the story of Rita and himself. Rita was an Opera Star singing in New York who was at a party given by Cornelius. Armstrong was a 28 year old rector. He fell for Rita when he saw her and after six weeks he wanted to marry her. Naive as he was, he thought that all of Rita's "relationships" were in the distant past, but Rita lives for the moment and knows that she can never marry Armstrong.Written by
Tony Fontana <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Such a love story as you've never seen---Such heights of pure magic as never obtained even by gorgeous Garbo! (print ad - Lubbock Morning Avalanche - Lindsey Theatre - Lubbock, Texas - September 9, 1930) See more »
Previously produced as the silent film Romance (1920) starring Doris Keane, who had originated the role of Rita Cavallini in the stage play. See more »
Cornelius Van Tuyl:
I'm not complaining. I've lived my life and its been very sweet. But the fact remains, I've lived my life. Don't you waste your Springtime on a stupid old fellow, 51 years old.
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MGM also issued this movie as a silent, but little details are known. See more »
Greta Garbo is Rita, the opera diva. Lewis Stone is Cornelius, who thinks he's in love with Rita. but so are so many others. SO much talking (talkies had just come into being.) it just goes on and on. Many similarities to Grand Hotel... Garbo is the diva, who finds love, but this one moves a lot slower than grand hotel. a very typical, morose, sad, Garbo. Directed by Clarence Brown, who was a force, and also directed the huge 1944 National Velvet. Brown and Garbo were both nominated for oscars. Stone and Garbo were also both in Grand Hotel, the later MGM hit. Good stuff, but watch Grand Hotel instead... so much better. Hotel has Joan Crawford and a bunch of Barrymores.
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