Cast & Crew
In fifteenth century Spain, Azucena, a young gypsy, abducts the Count di Luna's son to avenge the burning of her mother for witchcraft by the count, but by mistake kills her own son instead of the count's. She rears the count's son with the hope of retaliation. Years later, Troubadore Manrico, the leader of the insurgents against the Governor of Aragon, the count's other son, duels with the governor, now called the Count, over Leonora, a lady-in-waiting at the Court of Aragon. After Manrico escapes and is reported dead, the count attempts to abduct Leonora, but Manrico stops him and flees with Leonora to a castle which is under siege by government troops. After Azucena enters the castle and is arrested, Manrico tries to rescue her, but is captured. To save him, Leonora offers herself to the count, but instead takes poison and dies in Manrico's arms. The count orders Manrico's execution and makes Azucena watch it. Azucena then reveals that Manrico is the count's own brother.
M. E. Hannafy
The actor named George Bancroft in this film is not the same person as the actor of the same name who was active in films of the 1920's. No information has been located on the film's release. No reviews of a completed film are known, thus the production May not have been released. As information concerning the plot of the film was incomplete, the above plot synopsis was partially based on the story of the opera. An Italian film featuring the stars of the Rome and La Scala opera companies was released in 1949. Portions of the opera were used to comic effect in the 1935 M-G-M film A Night at the Opera starring the Marx Brothers and directed by Sam Wood.