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Sweet Kitty Bellairs (1930)

Passed | | Musical, Romance | 5 September 1930 (USA)
Kitty Bellairs, a flirtatious young woman of 18th Century England, cuts a swath of broken hearts and romantic conquests as she visits a resort with her sister.

Director:

Alfred E. Green

Writers:

David Belasco (a musical version of the stage play by), Egerton Castle (and the novel by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Claudia Dell ... Sweet Kitty Bellairs
Ernest Torrence ... Sir Jasper Standish
Walter Pidgeon ... Lord Varney
Perry Askam Perry Askam ... Capt. O'Hara
June Collyer ... Julia
Lionel Belmore ... Colonel Villiers
Arthur Edmund Carewe ... Capt. Spicer
Douglas Gerrard Douglas Gerrard ... Tom Stafford
Flora Finch ... Gossip
Christiane Yves Christiane Yves ... Lydia
Tom Ricketts ... Rheumatic Old Man
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Kitty Bellairs, a flirtatious young woman of 18th Century England, cuts a swath of broken hearts and romantic conquests as she visits a resort with her sister. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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Musical | Romance

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 September 1930 (USA) See more »

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Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Vitaphone)

Color:

Color (2-strip Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.20 : 1
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Trivia

A B&W nitrate print of this film survives in the UCLA Film and Television Archives and is not listed for Preservation. See more »

Quotes

Julia: Do you hear how tenderly Sir Jasper's calling me?
Sweet Kitty Bellairs: Don't be a little fool now that you have him on his knees. Make him wait for his kisses.
Julia: Perhaps it's good advice. But I cannot.
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Crazy Credits

Opening Card: Merrie Olde England in the year 1793 -- the road that runs from London Town to the City of Bath. See more »


Soundtracks

Song of the Town of Bath
(1930) (uncredited)
Written by Walter O'Keefe and Robert Emmett Dolan (as Bobby Dolan)
Performed by chorus
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interesting Curio
5 November 2015 | by efischSee all my reviews

This film is an interesting curio of the progress of early sound films and the musical glut that killed off the genre for several years. The original film (in Technicolor--no longer) is lavish and is very much an operetta with sung dialogue, connecting musical sequences, and musical underscoring. It's all way-overplayed and the morals on display are rather questionable. What is interesting is the continuity of music and scenes, outdoor recording and camera work, camera movement, and tracking shots which required pre-or post recording after the film had been finished. The whole picture is edited and recorded very professionally probably by the most advanced studio in these techniques at the time. The film is technically impressive and if you're into old movies its worth 63 minutes of your time.


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