Children of Dreams


1h 18m 1931

Film Details

Release Date
Jul 25, 1931
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc.
Distribution Company
Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc.
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the musical Children of Dreams by Oscar Hammerstein II and Sigmund Romberg (copyrighted, 29 Jul 1930).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 18m
Film Length
9 reels

Synopsis

While picking apples in her father's orchard, Molly Standing and her girl friend, Gertie, meet Tommy Melville and Gus Schultz. Molly and Tommy fall in love, as do Gus and Gertie. Wealthy art patrons Gerald Winters and his mother hear Molly sing, and attracted by her beauty, Gerald urges his mother to sponsor her studies abroad. Molly has just become engaged to Tommy and is reluctant to accept, but needing the money to replace a payroll stolen from her drunken father, she accepts. Eighteen months later, Molly is given the chance to sing at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York, where she is a great success. Tommy attends the reception and realizing how far apart they have grown, breaks their engagement. Shortly after, Molly's engagement to Gerald is announced. When Molly's health fails, family physician Dr. Joe Thompson takes her for a ride through the apple orchards, where she relives her happy memories of Tommy. By chance, she meets Tommy there and decides to give up her career to marry him. The doctor explains to her manager that Molly has lost her voice and will no longer be able to sing, except perhaps, a lullaby.

Film Details

Release Date
Jul 25, 1931
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc.
Distribution Company
Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc.
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the musical Children of Dreams by Oscar Hammerstein II and Sigmund Romberg (copyrighted, 29 Jul 1930).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 18m
Film Length
9 reels

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