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
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Adapted from a Broadway play by Edward Sheldon. The original stage production of "Romance" starred Doris Keane as Rita Cavallini; it opened at Maxine Elliott's Theatre in New York on Feb. 10, 1913 and ran for 160 performances. See more »
Do you know what's in this little box? Romance, my boy. The perfume of romance.
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MGM also issued this movie as a silent, but little details are known. See more »
Interesting to Watch Garbo in one of the earlier talkies
The script is not so good, and the religious angle is something that the Founding Fathers warned early Americans against in 1776. Yet, here we have Garbo's potential lover "saving souls" as a ruse for loving her. A bad plot that must have arisen from the religious turpitude the writers experienced.
Garbo was overly dramatic and gradually learned to tone this down (somewhat).
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