Song of the Flame


1h 12m 1930

Brief Synopsis

This was a screen version of the 1925 operetta by Oscar Hammerstein II, Otto Harbach,Herbert Stohart, and George Gershwin. The story of the movie is about a peasant ( Bernice Claire ) who is known as "The Flame" who leads a revolution in Russia. This peasant who is in love with a Russian prince (Alexander Gray) saves his life by agreeing to sacrifice her virginity to an evil fellow-conspirtator (Noah Beery).This was an all Technicolor musical which was had a sequence in Vitascope (a Warner Brother's wide screen process)

Film Details

Release Date
May 25, 1930
Premiere Information
New York premiere: ca 6 May 1930
Production Company
First National Pictures
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the musical Song of the Flame, book and lyrics by Otto Harbach and Oscar Hammerstein II, music by George Gershwin and Herbert Stothart. (New York, 30 Dec 1925).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 12m
Sound
Vitaphone
Color
Color (Technicolor)
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.37 : 1
Film Length
6,501ft (9 reels)

Synopsis

Before the downfall of the Czar of Russia, Anuita, "The Flame," sings to incite the people to revolt, eluding Prince Voloyda, who tries to capture her with his Cossack troop. Her fellow conspirator, Konstantin, watches her covetously, though he is pledged to Natasha, who is jealous of the younger girl. The conspirators overthrow the czar and plunge the country into chaotic revolt, but Anuita, disgusted with Konstantin's brutality, goes south to her native Polish village where she meets the prince at the Festival of the Harvest, and they fall in love. Konstantin and his troops intercede and arrest the prince, who is to be executed, but Anuita buys his liberty by promising to be Konstantin's mistress. She is imprisoned, and the prince is captured when he comes in disguise to her aid; but Natasha kills Konstantin and the lovers safely escape.

Film Details

Release Date
May 25, 1930
Premiere Information
New York premiere: ca 6 May 1930
Production Company
First National Pictures
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the musical Song of the Flame, book and lyrics by Otto Harbach and Oscar Hammerstein II, music by George Gershwin and Herbert Stothart. (New York, 30 Dec 1925).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 12m
Sound
Vitaphone
Color
Color (Technicolor)
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.37 : 1
Film Length
6,501ft (9 reels)

Award Nominations

Best Sound

1930

Quotes

Trivia

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