Oh, For a Man


1h 18m 1930

Brief Synopsis

Carlotta Manson is a young and beautiful opera star who wants some spice in her personal life. She threatens to forsake opera for a wild, romantic fling. One night, a burglar, Barney McGann breaks into Carlotta's boudoir while she's asleep to steal her jewelery. Carlotta awakes and is facinated with Barney. They date and marry at her Villa in Italy. Soon Barney can't take being married to a diva and leaves her. Carlotta picks herself up and returns to opera. One night as Carlotta is asleep in her boudoir, she is awaken by someone breaking in...

Film Details

Release Date
Dec 14, 1930
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Fox Film Corp.
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the short story "Stolen Thunder" by Mary T. Watkins in The Saturday Evening Post (7 Jun 1930).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 18m
Sound
Mono (Western Electric Sound System)
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.37 : 1
Film Length
7,800ft (9 reels)

Synopsis

Opera singer Carlotta Manson catches Barney McGann burglarizing her apartment one evening, and thinking he has possibilities as a singer, she decides to give him a chance. With her wiles and prestige she arranges singing lessons for him through her impresario, but Barney decidedly has little aptitude as a professional singer. He is about to give up the entire project when Carlotta confesses that she is in love with him. They marry and go to Italy, where she presents him with a villa in the mountains overlooking a lake; but he longs for his friends in New York and eventually deserts her. Heartbroken, Carlotta returns to opera; and when she sings poorly at her New York opening, Barney reproves her for a poor showing and with a little persuasion decides to stay with her.

Film Details

Release Date
Dec 14, 1930
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Fox Film Corp.
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the short story "Stolen Thunder" by Mary T. Watkins in The Saturday Evening Post (7 Jun 1930).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 18m
Sound
Mono (Western Electric Sound System)
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.37 : 1
Film Length
7,800ft (9 reels)

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