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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.

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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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Warner Bros. See more »
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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

Sweet Kitty Bellairs: That's the trouble. A lady's virtue is in deed a nuisance!
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Opening Card: Merrie Olde England in the year 1793 -- the road that runs from London Town to the City of Bath. See more »

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Version of Sweet Kitty Bellairs (1916) See more »

Soundtracks

Peggy's Leg
(1930) (uncredited)
Written by Walter O'Keefe and Robert Emmett Dolan (as Bobby Dolan)
Performed by Walter Pigeon, Ernest Torrence, Perry Askam, Lionel Belmore, Edgar Norton, Arthur Edmund Carewe and Douglas Gerrard
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Altogether lavish, silly, trite and dull...
21 August 2010 | by ccmiller1492See all my reviews

Altogether lavish, silly, trite and dull...this is the sort of thing that is handled best by Sheridan, Congreve and later by Oscar Wilde. The script lacks the charm and wit of those masters to put it over. Without that it's only very dull trifle, looking good but tasting terrible. The opening chorus is overladen, cumbersome and sluggish like most of the music and acting. Labored and graceless.

On the plus side, the sets and costumes are lavish and great fun can be had in seeing a very young Walter Pidgeon in knee britches and periwig warbling his love song, Claudia Dell warbling hers, and then the two of them intertwining their separate songs in a resulting duet. For me, that was the high and sole enjoyable point of this unfortunate enterprise.


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