Dixiana


1h 38m 1930
Dixiana

Brief Synopsis

A circus star falls for a society playboy in 19th-century New Orleans.

Film Details

Genre
Comedy
Musical
Release Date
Aug 1, 1930
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
RKO Productions
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the short story "Dixiana" by Harry Tierney and Anne Caldwell (publication undetermined).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 38m
Sound
Mono (RCA Photophone System)
Color
Black and White, Color (2-strip Technicolor)
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.37 : 1
Film Length
8,908ft (12 reels)

Synopsis

In New Orleans in the 1840's, Dixiana, a singer and dancer, is the captivating star of the Cayetano Circus Theatre, a favorite spot of the southern aristocracy, and is sought by Royal Montague, a powerful southern gambler. She falls in love with Carl Van Horn, scion of a wealthy southern family, and agrees to forsake her career to marry him. Taking with her Peewee and Ginger, her faithful circus friends, she goes with Carl to visit the elder Van Horns on their Louisiana plantation. A great ball is held in her honor, but her friends divulge the secret that she is a circus performer and Mrs. Van Horn forces their departure. Refused reemployment by Cayetano, the trio takes work at Montague's gambling establishment, and Dixiana becomes instrumental in Montague's plan to ruin Carl financially. She is made Queen of the Mardi Gras but is abducted by Montague, whom Carl challenges to a duel. Dixiana, after detaining Carl, disguises herself and goes to duel in his stead and to expose Montague's treachery. Later, the lovers are reconciled.

Film Details

Genre
Comedy
Musical
Release Date
Aug 1, 1930
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
RKO Productions
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the short story "Dixiana" by Harry Tierney and Anne Caldwell (publication undetermined).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 38m
Sound
Mono (RCA Photophone System)
Color
Black and White, Color (2-strip Technicolor)
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.37 : 1
Film Length
8,908ft (12 reels)

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Notes

This film marked the feature film debut of opera singer Everett Marshall. His only other feature film was the 1935 Warner Bros. picture I Live for Love.