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Legong: Dance of the Virgins (1935)

In Bali, a young woman falls in love with a musician, but he may have eyes for her half-sister.
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Cast overview:
Poetoe Aloes Goesti Poetoe Aloes Goesti ... Poutou
Bagus Mara Goesti Bagus Mara Goesti ... Her father - Gousti Bagus
Saplak Njoman Saplak Njoman ... Her half-sister - Saplak
Njong Njong Njoman Njong Njong Njoman ... The boy - Nyong
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Storyline

In Balinese villages, pageant, dance, music, story-telling, and religion dominate the culture. Young women may be the aggressor in love, but disgrace befalls her whose choice rejects her. Poutou, a nubile maiden who dances at the temple, lives with her jovial father and lovely younger sister, Saplak. Poutou falls in love with Nyong, a musician new to the village. He returns her interest, so her father and she make plans for a marriage, and she arranges to perform her final temple dance. Then Nyong's eyes light on Saplak. How will each character react? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Approved

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 November 1935 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Dança das Virgens See more »

Filming Locations:

Bali, Indonesia

Company Credits

Production Co:

Bennett Pictures Corp. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Photophone System)

Color:

Color (2-strip Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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A musical score that combines Western and Balinese musical traditions was composed in 1999 by Richard Marriott and I Made Subandi. It has been performed live at screenings for the film at the San Francisco Silent Film Festival twice, in 1999 and 2013. In both cases, it was performed by joint musical groups Gamelan Sekar Jaya and The Club Foot Orchestra. See more »

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Featured in Love Island (1952) See more »

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Boring unless your a silent film fan
28 September 2005 | by thomas998See all my reviews

I think people should know what to expect. Lets face it the synopsis gives the entire story away. So why watch this thing...

Well... its an interesting silent film with some very bad music scored to it (it reminds you of the music from part of Disney's Snow White, just not the good parts).

It is in color but quite frankly has the look of a bad home movie.

For lack of a better way of saying it... This movie is what you would have expected from National Geographic if they had shot movies in the thirties and wanted to make fun of native tribes.

It was interesting only to see the way in which people viewed non-European's... it otherwise has no artistic merit. Very bad... I would have given it a one, but I only give ones to movies so bad that you can enjoy them for being bad. This one is just a waste of film/videotape/DVD.


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