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From: Warner

A Lady's Morals (DVD)

DVD (UPC: 888574474867)

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Starring:
Grace Moore, Reginald Denny, Wallace Beery, Jobyna Howland, Gus Shy, Gilbert Emery, George F. Marion, Paul Porcasi, Giovanni Martino, Bodil Rosing, Joan Standing, Mavis Villiers, Judith Vosselli
  • Biography, Romance, Drama
  • 87:00 min
Price: $21.99
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Synopsis

This decorous if provocatively titled meeting of two songbirds stars Metropolitan Opera soprano Grace Moore ("The Tennessee Nightingale") in her film debut portraying legendary 19th-century diva Jenny Lind ("The Swedish Nightingale"). A Lady's Morals is a prime example of highbrow-meets-hokum fluff from the early sound era. Bringing Moore's vibrant voice and charming poise to the screen was an ambitious attempt to launch a new film star and give the new audio technology an exciting workout. The Irving Thalberg production directed by Sidney Franklin is worth the gamble alone for Moore's elegant, clarion-toned Donizetti and Bellini arias. If the plot's fictions (swoony composer Reginald Denny faces blindness as a result of his infatuation) creak, its one biographical nod -- Lind's intersection with showman P.T. Barnum -- hits a high note when Wallace Beery barnstorms in near the end. Not a success in its day, this pleasant curio is a harbinger of the acclaim that a switch of studios (plus an Oscar nomination for One Night of Love) brought Moore three years later.

Specifications

  • UPC: 888574474867
  • Release: 2017-02-21
  • Content Provider: Warner
  • Runtime: 87:00
  • Genre: Biography, Romance, Drama
  • Language: English
  • Format: DVD-NTSC
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  • Aspect: 4 X 3 FULL FRAME, ORIGINAL ASPECT RATIO - 1.37:1
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  • Audio: MONO - English
  • Color/BW: B/W
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  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Disc Format: DVD

Cast and Crew

Starring:

Grace Moore
Reginald Denny
Wallace Beery
Jobyna Howland
Gus Shy
Gilbert Emery
George F. Marion
Paul Porcasi
Giovanni Martino
Bodil Rosing
Joan Standing
Mavis Villiers
Judith Vosselli

Written by:

Hanns Kraly
Claudine West
John Meehan
Arthur Richman
Dorothy Farnum

Directed by:

Sidney Franklin