Monte Carlo (1930 film)

Monte Carlo is a 1930 American pre-Code musical comedy film, directed by Ernst Lubitsch. It stars Jeanette MacDonald as Countess Helene Mara. The film is notable for the song "Beyond the Blue Horizon", which was written for the film and was performed by Jeanette MacDonald. The film was also hailed by critics as a masterpiece of the newly emerging musical genre. The screenplay was based on the Booth Tarkington novel Monsieur Beaucaire.

Plot

Countess Helene Mara is engaged to be married to Prince Otto Von Liebenheim but leaves him at the altar. She flees on a train to Monte Carlo and checks into a hotel. When she arrives at the casino a count named Rudolph Falliere takes a liking to her and poses as a hairdresser whom she hires and falls in love with but could not marry if he is a commoner. Her fiance later arrives and takes her to an opera and she sees Rudolph there in one of the expensive seats indicating he is too wealthy to be a hairdresser. When he reveals to her that he is a count, she realises she can marry him.

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Music

The songs in the film were written by Richard Whiting and W. Franke Harling, with uncredited music by Karl Hajos, Herman Hand, Sigmund Krumgold, and John Leipold. The best-known song in the film is "Beyond the Blue Horizon" by Richard A. Whiting and W. Franke Harling with lyrics by Leo Robin. The song became an immediate hit record for Jeanette MacDonald on the film's release and again in the 1970s when it was covered by Lou Christie.

Other songs in the film are:

  • "Give Me A Moment Please"
  • "Always in All Ways"
  • "She'll Love Me and Like It"
  • "Days of Days"
  • "Trimmin' the Women"
  • "Whatever It Is, It's Grand"
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Monte Carlo (1930 film)

Monte Carlo is a 1930 American pre-Code musical comedy film, directed by Ernst Lubitsch. It stars Jeanette MacDonald as Countess Helene Mara. The film is notable for the song "Beyond the Blue Horizon", which was written for the film and was performed by Jeanette MacDonald. The film was also hailed by critics as a masterpiece of the newly emerging musical genre. The screenplay was based on the Booth Tarkington novel Monsieur Beaucaire. Plot Countess Helene Mara is engaged to be married to Prince Otto Von Liebenheim but leaves him at the altar. She flees on a train to Monte Carlo and checks into a hotel. When she arrives at the casino a count named Rudolph Falliere takes a liking to her and poses as a hairdresser whom she hires and falls in love with but could not marry if he is a commoner. Her fiance later arrives and takes her to an opera and she sees Rudolph there in one of the expensive seats indicating he is too wealthy to be a hairdresser. When he reveals to her that he is a count, she realises she can ...more...

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Monte Carlo method

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Monte Carlo method

Monte Carlo methods (or Monte Carlo experiments) are a broad class of computational algorithms that rely on repeated random sampling to obtain numerical results. Their essential idea is using randomness to solve problems that might be deterministic in principle. They are often used in physical and mathematical problems and are most useful when it is difficult or impossible to use other approaches. Monte Carlo methods are mainly used in three problem classes:[1] optimization, numerical integration, and generating draws from a probability distribution. In physics-related problems, Monte Carlo methods are useful for simulating systems with many coupled degrees of freedom, such as fluids, disordered materials, strongly coupled solids, and cellular structures (see cellular Potts model, interacting particle systems, McKean-Vlasov processes, kinetic models of gases). Other examples include modeling phenomena with significant uncertainty in inputs such as the calculation of risk in business and, in math, evaluation ...more...

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Bombs on Monte Carlo (1931 film)

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Bombs on Monte Carlo (1931 film)

Bombs on Monte Carlo (German: Bomben auf Monte Carlo) is a 1931 German musical comedy film directed by Hanns Schwarz and starring Hans Albers, Anna Sten and Heinz Rühmann.[1] The film is based on the novel Bomben auf Monte Carlo (1930) by Fritz Reck-Malleczewen. It premiered at the Ufa-Palast am Zoo in August 1931. Production The film was produced by the production unit of Erich Pommer.[2] It was shot on location in Nice. The art director Erich Kettelhut designed the film sets. A separate English-language version Monte Carlo Madness and a French version Le capitaine Craddock were also made as part of UFA's strategy to export its films to other countries. In 1960 the film was remade as Bombs on Monte Carlo. Cast Hans Albers as Craddock Anna Sten as Yola Heinz Rühmann as Peter Schmidt Ida Wüst as Isabell Rachel Devirys as Diane Kurt Gerron as Casino Manager / Kasinodirektor Karl Etlinger as Consul / Konsul Peter Lorre as Pawlitschek Otto Wallburg as Minister / Ministerpräsident Charles K ...more...

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Monte Carlo (disambiguation)

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Monte Carlo (disambiguation)

Look up Monte Carlo in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. Monte Carlo is an administrative area of Monaco, famous for its Monte Carlo Casino gambling and entertainment complex. Monte Carlo or Montecarlo may also refer to: Places Monte Carlo Casino, Monte Carlo, Monaco Montecarlo, Tuscany, a town in Italy Montecarlo, Misiones, a town in Argentina Montecarlo, West Virginia, a coal town in the United States Monte Carlo, Santa Catarina, a city in Brazil Monte Carlo Resort and Casino, a luxury hotel on the Las Vegas Strip Monte Carlo, a mountain in San Marino Sports Monte Carlo Rally, a rallying event organized by the Automobile Club de Monaco Monte-Carlo Masters, a tennis tournament Monte Carlo Open (golf), a defunct European Tour tournament (1984–1992) C.D. Monte Carlo, a football club in Macau Circuit de Monaco, a street circuit for Formula One automobile racing Transportation Chevrolet Monte Carlo, an American automobile Lancia Montecarlo, an Italian automobile Monte Car ...more...



Monte Carlo Madness (1932 film)

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Monte Carlo Madness (1932 film)

Monte Carlo Madness is a 1932 German musical comedy film directed by Hanns Schwarz and starring Sari Maritza, Hans Albers and Charles Redgie.[1] It was an English-language version of the 1931 German film Bombs on Monte Carlo, which was based on the 1930 novel Bomben auf Monte Carlo by Fritz Reck-Malleczewen. The screenplay concerns a captain who falls in love with a Queen in Monte Carlo. It cost 375,000 reichmarks to produce.[2] Plot In Monte Carlo, a captain tries to raise the money to pay his crew at the gaming table, and meets and falls in love with a Queen. Cast Sari Maritza ... Queen Yola Hans Albers ... Capt. Erickson Charles Redgie ... Peter Helen Haye ... Isabel John Deverell ... Consul C. Hooper Trask ... Prime Minister Comedian Harmonists ... Themselves Kapelle Carlo Minari ... Themselves - Orchestra Reception The film was not a success with contemporary critics. A review in Film Pictorial observed that "Erich Pommer is a great producer, but in this film he does not live up to ...more...

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Bomben auf Monte Carlo

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Bomben auf Monte Carlo

Bomben auf Monte Carlo may refer to: Bomben auf Monte Carlo (novel), a 1930 novel Bombs on Monte Carlo, a 1931 German film adaptation Captain Craddock, a 1931 French-language version Monte Carlo Madness, a 1932 English-language version Bombs on Monte Carlo (1960 film), a 1960 German film ...more...



Bomben auf Monte Carlo (novel)

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Bomben auf Monte Carlo (novel)

Bomben auf Monte Carlo is a 1930 German comedy novel by Fritz Reck-Malleczewen. Description In the novel, the penniless captain of a vessel puts into Monte Carlo, hoping to raise money at the gaming tables to pay his crew. While there he becomes entangled with a monarch in disguise. Film adaptations The story has been made into four films at the time of writing. In 1931 the German film Monte Carlo Madness was made, with a French-language version Captain Craddock and an English-language version Monte Carlo Madness made at the same time. In 1960 a fourth film version was made entitled Bombs on Monte Carlo and directed by Georg Jacoby. ...more...

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Murder at Monte Carlo

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Murder at Monte Carlo

Murder at Monte Carlo is an English 1934 mystery crime thriller film directed by Ralph Ince and starring Errol Flynn, Eve Gray, Paul Graetz and Molly Lamont, the production was Flynn's debut film in a lead role in England.[1] The film is currently missing from the BFI National Archive, and is listed as one of the British Film Institute's "75 Most Wanted" lost films.[2] Plot A Fleet Street reporter (Errol Flynn) investigates the claim of Dr Becker, a professor of mathematics, to possess an infallible system of beating the roulette wheel at Monte Carlo. He refuses to take his fiancee Gilian (Eve Gray) along, but she decides to go anyway and report on the story for a rival paper. Dr Becker winds up dead and it looks like suicide, but Gilian is convinced it is murder. The finale involves Gilian getting all the suspects into one room and re-enacting the crime.[3] Cast Errol Flynn as Dyter Eve Gray as Gilian Paul Graetz as Doctor Heinrich Becker Molly Lamont as Margaret Becker Ellis Irving as Marc Ort ...more...

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The Man Who Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo (film)

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The Man Who Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo (film)

The Man Who Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo is a 1935 American romantic comedy film made by 20th Century Fox. It was directed by Stephen Roberts, and starred Ronald Colman, Joan Bennett, and Colin Clive. The screenplay was written by Nunnally Johnson and Howard Smith, based on a play by Ilya Surgutchoff and Frederick Albert Swan. The film was inspired by the song of the same name popularised by Charles Coborn. Plot In Monte Carlo, Paul Gaillard, an impoverished Russian exiled aristocrat, has a fabulous run of luck, breaking the bank at the baccarat table. His winnings, ten million francs, are so vast he needs a suitcase (which he brought with him) to carry away the banknotes. The management desperately tries to entice him to stay, strewing various signs of good luck (four-leaf clovers, a horseshoe, even a hunchback) in his path, to no avail. Even worse from their viewpoint, Paul is quoted in the newspapers advising people to stay away from Monte Carlo. On the train, Paul encounters the beautiful Helen Berkel ...more...

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The Woman from Monte Carlo

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The Woman from Monte Carlo

The Woman from Monte Carlo is an American pre-Code film produced by Warner Bros. subsidiary First National Pictures (with the Vitaphone logo) in 1931 and released on January 9, 1932.[1] It was directed by Michael Curtiz and gave top billing to German star Lil Dagover[2][3][4][5] in her sole Hollywood film.[6] Leading men Walter Huston and Warren William[7] were listed after the title in the manner of supporting players.[8][9] Cast Lil Dagover as Lottie Corlaix Walter Huston as Captain Corlaix Warren William as Lieutenant D'Ortelles John Wray as Commander Brambourg George E. Stone as Le Duc Robert Warwick as Mobraz Matt McHugh Chief Petty Officer Vincent Frederick Burton as President of court-martial Frank Leigh as Pilot Francis McDonald as Karkuff Warner Richmond as Fourdylis Reginald Barlow as Defense attorney Other works based on the play The play on which the film is based, Claude Farrère's and Lucien Népoty's Veille d'Armes (also listed as Veilles d'Armes) was adapted by Michae ...more...

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Léonide Massine

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Léonide Massine

Leonid Fyodorovich Myasin (Russian: Леони́д Фёдорович Мя́син), better known in the West by the French transliteration as Léonide Massine (9 August [O.S. 28 July] 1896 – 15 March 1979), was a Russian choreographer and ballet dancer. Massine created the world's first symphonic ballet, Les Présages, and many others in the same vein. Besides his "symphonic ballets," Massine choreographed many other popular works during his long career, some of which were serious and dramatic, and others lighthearted and romantic.[1] He created some of his most famous roles in his own comic works, among them the Can-Can Dancer in La Boutique fantasque (1919), the Hussar in Le Beau Danube (1924), and, perhaps best known of all, the Peruvian in Gaîté Parisienne (1938). Early life and education Massine was born into a musical family on August 9th, 1895 in Moscow, Russia. His mother was a soprano in the Bolshoi Theater Chorus and his father played the French horn in the Bolshoi Theater Orchestra. Leonid was one of five children. He ...more...

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Charlie Chan at Monte Carlo

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Charlie Chan at Monte Carlo

Charlie Chan at Monte Carlo is a 1937 American movie directed by Eugene Forde. The main character is Charlie Chan, a Chinese-Hawaiian detective. This was the sixteenth and final Charlie Chan film with Warner Oland portraying Chan. The film features Keye Luke as Charlie's son Lee and character actor Harold Huber as a French police inspector. Warner Oland contracted bronchial pneumonia during his visit to Sweden and died there on August 6, 1938, at age 57. The series continued at Fox for another eleven entries with Sidney Toler. In 1942 Fox sold it to Monogram Pictures, and it continued on even after Toler's death in 1947 with Roland Winters in the role through six films into 1949. Plot summary Cast Warner Oland as Charlie Chan Keye Luke as Lee Chan Virginia Field as Evelyn Grey Sidney Blackmer as Victor Karnoff Harold Huber as Chief of Police Jules Etienne Joubert Kay Linaker as Joan Karnoff Robert Kent as Gordon Chase Edward Raquello as Paul Savarin George Lynn as Al Rogers John Bleif ...more...

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Mr. Quincey of Monte Carlo

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Mr. Quincey of Monte Carlo

Mr. Quincey of Monte Carlo is a 1933 British comedy film directed by John Daumery and starring John Stuart, Rosemary Ames and Ben Welden. It was made at Teddington Studios as a quota quickie.[1] Cast John Stuart as Mr. Quincey Rosemary Ames as Norma McLeod Ben Welden as Grover Jones George Merritt as Inspector References Chibnall p.268 Bibliography Chibnall, Steve. Quota Quickies: The Birth of the British 'B' Film. British Film Institute, 2007. Low, Rachael. Filmmaking in 1930s Britain. George Allen & Unwin, 1985. Wood, Linda. British Films, 1927-1939. British Film Institute, 1986. External links Mr. Quincey of Monte Carlo on IMDb ...more...

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The Widow from Monte Carlo

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The Widow from Monte Carlo

The Widow from Monte Carlo is a 1935 American comedy film directed by Arthur Greville Collins and starring Warren William, Dolores del Río, Louise Fazenda and Colin Clive. It was based on the play A Present from Margate by Ian Hay and A. E. W. Mason.[1] Cast Warren William - Major Allan Chepstow Dolores del Río - Inez, Duchess of Rye Louise Fazenda - Rose Torrent Colin Clive - Lord Eric Reynolds Herbert Mundin - John Torrent Olin Howland - Eaves Warren Hymer - Dopey Mullins Eily Malyon - Lady Maynard References "The Widow from Monte Carlo (1936)". Ftvdb.bfi.org.uk. Retrieved 6 November 2017. External links The Widow from Monte Carlo on IMDb ...more...

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Unknown of Monte Carlo

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Unknown of Monte Carlo

Unknown of Monte Carlo (French: L'inconnue de Monte Carlo) is a 1939 French drama film directed by André Berthomieu and starring Dita Parlo, Albert Préjean and Jules Berry. A separate Italian version The Woman of Monte Carlo was also made. Cast Dita Parlo as Véra Albert Préjean as Georges Duclos Jules Berry as Messirian Claude Lehmann as André Henri de Livry Enrico Glori Jean Heuzé as Le détective Gaston Mauger References Rège p.93 Bibliography Rège, Philippe. Encyclopedia of French Film Directors, Volume 1. Scarecrow Press, 2009. External links Unknown of Monte Carlo on IMDb Unknown of Monte Carlo (French: L'inconnue de Monte Carlo) is a 1939 French drama film directed by André Berthomieu and starring Dita Parlo, Albert Préjean and Jules Berry. A separate Italian version The Woman of Monte Carlo was also made. Cast Dita Parlo as Véra Albert Préjean as Georges Duclos Jules Berry as Messirian Claude Lehmann as André Henri de Livry Enrico Glori Jean Heuzé as Le détective Gaston ...more...



Beyond the Blue Horizon (song)

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Beyond the Blue Horizon (song)

"Beyond the Blue Horizon" is a 1930 song composed by Leo Robin, Richard A. Whiting, and W. Franke Harling. Jeanette MacDonald introduced the song in the 1930 film Monte Carlo. Her version reached #9 in the United States.[1] Cover versions George Olsen and His Orchestra released a version in 1930. The song reached #5 in the United States.[2] Phil Spitalny and His Orchestra released a version in 1930. The song reached #18 in the United States.[3] Clifford Jordan released a version on his 1957 album Cliff Jordan. Jack Pleis, His Piano, Chorus and Orchestra released a version in 1957 on his album Strings and Things. Jane Morgan - from her album Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue (1958).[4] Frankie Laine - included in his album Call of the Wild (1962).[5] Johnny Mathis released a version on his 1964 album The Wonderful World of Make Believe.[6] Michael Nesmith released a version on his 1970 album Magnetic South and featured on his 1993 album Complete First Natio ...more...

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The Woman of Monte Carlo

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The Woman of Monte Carlo

The Woman of Monte Carlo (Italian: La signora di Montecarlo) is a 1938 Italian drama film directed by André Berthomieu and Mario Soldati and starring Dita Parlo, Fosco Giachetti and Jules Berry. A separate French version Unknown of Monte Carlo was released the following year. It was shot at the Tirrenia Studios in Tuscany. Cast Dita Parlo as Vera Fosco Giachetti as Giorgio Duclos Jules Berry as Il conte Messirian Claude Lehmann as Andrea Duclos Danilo Calamai as Il detective Cellio Bucchi Enrico Glori Umberto Melnati as Un banchiere Osvaldo Valenti References Amelio p.25 Bibliography Gianni Amelio. Mario Soldati e il cinema. Donzelli Editore, 2009. External links The Woman of Monte Carlo on IMDb Template:André Berthomieu The Woman of Monte Carlo (Italian: La signora di Montecarlo) is a 1938 Italian drama film directed by André Berthomieu and Mario Soldati and starring Dita Parlo, Fosco Giachetti and Jules Berry. A separate French version Unknown of Monte Carlo was released the follow ...more...

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Monte Carlo Nights

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Monte Carlo Nights

Monte Carlo Nights is a 1934 American pre-Code film directed by William Nigh. Plot summary A man wrongfully convicted of murder escapes custody and goes in search of real killer. The problem is that he only has one clue to go on. Cast Mary Brian as Mary Vernon John Darrow as Larry Sturgis Yola d'Avril as Madelon Astrid Allwyn as Blondie Roberts George "Gabby" Hayes as Inspector Nick Gunby Kate Campbell as Aunt Emma Robert Frazer as Jim Daggett Carl Stockdale as Brandon George Cleveland as Croupier Soundtrack External links Monte Carlo Nights on IMDb Monte Carlo Nights is available for free download at the Internet Archive ...more...

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Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo

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Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo

The company performs The Nutcracker in 1940. The company Ballets Russes de Monte Carlo (note the plural) was formed in 1932 after the death of Diaghilev and the demise of Ballets Russes. Its director was Wassily de Basil (usually referred to as Colonel W. de Basil), and its artistic director was René Blum. They fell out in 1936 and the company split. The part which de Basil retained went through two name changes before becoming the Original Ballet Russe. Blum founded Les Ballets de Monte Carlo, which changed its name to Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo (note the singular) when Léonide Massine became artistic director in 1938. It operated under this name until it disbanded some 20 years later.[1] The Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo featured such dancers as Frederic Franklin, Alexandra Danilova, Maria Tallchief, Nicholas Magallanes[2], Tamara Toumanova, George Zoritch, Alicia Alonso , Yvonne Joyce Craig, Nina Novak, Raven Wilkinson, Meredith Baylis, Cyd Charisse, Marc Platt, Irina Baronova, and Leon Danielian. The com ...more...

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Captain Craddock

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Captain Craddock (French: Le capitaine Craddock) is a 1931 German French-language musical comedy film directed by Max de Vaucorbeil and Hanns Schwarz and starring Jean Murat, Käthe von Nagy and Charles Redgie.[1] It is a French-language version of the 1931 German film Bombs on Monte Carlo. It is sometimes known as Bombe Sur Monte Carlo. The film's sets were designed by the art director Erich Kettelhut. Cast Jean Murat as Le capitaine Craddock Käthe von Nagy as La reine Yola Charles Redgie as Pierre Alice Tissot as Isabelle Sinoël as Le consul Rachel Devirys as Diane Paul Ollivier as Le directeur du casino Lucien Callamand as Brégaillon Nicolas Redelsperger as Le ministre des finances Comedian Harmonists as Themselves Cultural references According to Philippe Goddin, author of Hergé - Chronologie d'une oeuvre, the name of Tintin's character Captain Haddock is inspired by this film. In The Crab with the Golden Claws, Haddock sings one of the film songs, Les gars de la Marine. Referenc ...more...

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Trocadero

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Trocadero

Trocadero may refer to the following, all named after the Place du Trocadéro in Paris, which is named after the 1823 Battle of Trocadero: Restaurants and clubs London Trocadero, a restaurant which opened in 1896, now a shopping complex Trocadero, Birmingham, England, a pub Trocadero (Los Angeles), a 1930s ballroom and a modern nightclub Trocadero Theatre, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, now a concert hall and dance club Trocadero, San Francisco, a roadhouse Trocadero Ballroom, at Elitch Gardens, Denver, Colorado, opened in 1917 and was torn down in 1975 Sydney Trocadero, Australia, a dance and concert hall opened in 1936 Entertainment Trocadero (1900 film), a lost French silent film by Georges Méliès Trocadero (1944 film), an American film directed by William Nigh Trocadero (band), an American alternative rock band "Trocadero", a song by the British rock and roll band Showaddywaddy Other Battle of Trocadero, in southern Spain in 1823, between the French army and Spanish revolutiona ...more...



Irina Baronova

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Irina Baronova

Irina Mikhailovna Baronova FRAD (Russian: Ири́на Миха́йловна Баро́нова; 13 March 1919 – 28 June 2008) was a Russian ballerina and actress who was one of the Baby Ballerinas of the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo, discovered by George Balanchine in Paris in the 1930s.[1] She created roles in Léonide Massine's Le Beau Danube (1924), Jeux d'enfants (1932), and Les Présages (1933); and in Bronislava Nijinska's Les Cent Baisers (1935). Biography Baronova was born in Saint Petersburg (then known as Petrograd) in 1919, the daughter of a lieutenant in the Imperial Navy, Mikhail Baronov, and his wife Lidia (née Vishniakova). In November 1920 the Baronova family escaped the Russian Revolution by dressing as peasants and crossing the border into Romania. After first arriving in Arges, Romania, the family eventually settled in Bucharest. Irina’s father found work at a factory and, for the next several years, the Baronova family lived in the slums surrounding the various factories where Mikhail was employed. Their start on ...more...

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E. Phillips Oppenheim

Edward Phillips Oppenheim (22 October 1866 – 3 February 1946) was an English novelist, in his lifetime a major and successful writer of genre fiction including thrillers. Early life Edward Phillips Oppenheim was born 22 October 1866 in Leicester, the son of Henrietta Susannah Temperley Budd and Edward John Oppenheim, a leather merchant.[1] He worked in his father's business for almost twenty years. He went to Wyggeston Grammar School. Career Oppenheim's literary success enabled him to buy a villa in France and a yacht, then a house in Guernsey, though he lost access to this during the Second World War. Afterwards he regained the house, le Vanquiédor in St. Peter Port, and he died there on 3 February 1946.[2] Personal life In 1892 Oppenheim married Elise Clara Hopkins.[2] They lived in Evington, Leicestershire[3] until the First World War, and had one daughter. During the war he worked for the Ministry of Information. Further reading Autobiography, The Pool of Memory (1941) at Project Gutenberg Austra ...more...

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Colin Clive

Colin Glenn Clive-Greig (20 January 1900 – 25 June 1937) was an English stage and screen actor best remembered for his portrayal of Dr. Henry Frankenstein in James Whale's two Universal Frankenstein films Frankenstein and Bride of Frankenstein.[1] Early life Clive was born in Saint-Malo, France, to an English colonel, Colin Philip Greig, and his wife, Caroline Margaret Lugard Clive. He attended Stonyhurst College and subsequently Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, where an injured knee disqualified him from military service and contributed to his becoming a stage actor. Clive created the role of Steve Baker, the white husband of racially mixed Julie LaVerne, in the first London production of Show Boat; the production featured Cedric Hardwicke and Paul Robeson. Clive first worked with James Whale in the Savoy Theatre production of Journey's End and subsequently joined the British community in Hollywood, repeating his stage role in the film version.[2] Hollywood Clive's first screen role, in Journey's End ( ...more...

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Chic

Chic , meaning "stylish" or "smart", is an element of fashion. Etymology Chic is a French word, established in English since at least the 1870s. Early references in English dictionaries classified it as slang and New Zealand-born lexicographer Eric Partridge noted, with reference to its colloquial meaning, that it was "not so used in Fr[ench]."[1] Gustave Flaubert notes in Madame Bovary (published in 1856) that "chicard" (one who is chic) is then Parisian very current slang for "classy" noting, perhaps derisively, perhaps not, that it was bourgeoisie. There is a similar word in German, schick, with a meaning similar to chic, which may be the origin of the word in French; another theory links chic to the word chicane.[2] Although the French pronunciation (/ˈʃiːk/ or "sheek") is now virtually standard and was that given by Fowler,[3] chic was often rendered in the anglicised form of "chick".[4] Riviera chic—Monte Carlo. In a fictional vignette for Punch (c. 1932) Mrs F. A. Kilpatrick attributed to a yo ...more...

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1930 in film

The following is an overview of 1930 in film, including significant events, a list of films released and notable births and deaths. Events March 10: Release of Goodbye Argentina (Adiós Argentina), the first Argentine film with a (musical) soundtrack. Ada Cornaro has her first starring role and Libertad Lamarque makes her film debut. April 6: William Fox sells his interest in Fox Film for $18 million and Harley L Clarke becomes president[1][2] September 3: The Hollywood Reporter is first published September 19: The Love Parade receives a record six Academy Award nominations November 1: The Big Trail featuring a young John Wayne in his first starring role is released in both 35mm and a very early form of 70mm film. It is the first large scale big-budget film of the sound era, costing over $2 million. The film is praised for its aesthetic quality and realism that will not become commonplace until many decades later. However, due to the new film format and the film's release during the Great Depression, t ...more...

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Stochastic

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Stochastic

The word stochastic is an adjective in English that describes something that was randomly determined.[1] The word first appeared in English to describe a mathematical object called a stochastic process, but now in mathematics the terms stochastic process and random process are considered interchangeable.[2][3][4][5][6] The word, with its current definition meaning random, came from German, but it originally came from Greek στόχος (stokhos), meaning 'aim, guess'.[1] The term stochastic is used in many different fields, particularly where stochastic or random processes are used to represent systems or phenomena that seem to change in a random way. Examples of such fields include the physical sciences such as biology,[7] chemistry,[8] ecology,[9] neuroscience,[10] and physics[11] as well as technology and engineering fields such as image processing, signal processing,[12] information theory,[13] computer science,[14] cryptography[15] and telecommunications.[16] It is also used in finance, due to seemingly rando ...more...

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The Counterfeiters (2007 film)

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The Counterfeiters (2007 film)

The Counterfeiters (German: Die Fälscher) is a 2007 Austrian-German drama film written and directed by Stefan Ruzowitzky. It fictionalizes Operation Bernhard, a secret plan by Nazi Germany during World War II to destabilize the United Kingdom by flooding its economy with forged Bank of England pound notes. The film centres on a Jewish counterfeiter, Salomon 'Sally' Sorowitsch, who is coerced into assisting the operation at the Sachsenhausen concentration camp. The film is based on a memoir written by Adolf Burger, a Jewish Slovak typographer who was imprisoned in 1942 for forging baptismal certificates to save Jews from deportation, and was later interned at Sachsenhausen to work on Operation Bernhard.[2] Ruzowitsky consulted closely with Burger through almost every stage of the writing and production. The film won the 2007 Best Foreign Language Film Oscar at the 80th Academy Awards. Plot The film begins shortly after the end of the Second World War, with a man arriving in Monte Carlo. After checking into ...more...

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Laura La Varnie

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Laura La Varnie (March 2, 1853 – September 18, 1939) was an American actress of the silent era. She appeared in 81 films between 1913 and 1930. She was born in Jefferson City, Missouri and died in Los Angeles, California. Selected filmography Lord Chumley (1914) The Pullman Bride (1917) Mickey (1918) The Unpainted Woman (1919) Skirts (1921) Vanity Fair (1923) Poisoned Paradise: The Forbidden Story of Monte Carlo (1924) The Bells (1926) Raggedy Rose (1926) - her mother The Honorable Mr. Buggs (1927) The Devil's Holiday (1930) External links Laura La Varnie on IMDb ...more...

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Radharc was an Irish television documentary series broadcast by RTÉ Television from 1962 until 1996. The documentaries were created by a film unit funded by the Catholic Archbishop of Dublin, John Charles McQuaid, in anticipation of the inauguration of television broadcasting in Ireland by RTÉ in December 1961.[1] The film unit was staffed exclusively by Catholic priests, including the founders Joe Dunn and Desmond Forristal(1930-2012),[1] as well as Peter Lemass. The Irish language word radharc means vision, view, or panorama.[1] Radharc produced over 400 programmes[2] and was filmed in over 75 countries.[3] It was also the first independently-produced series on RTÉ Television.[2] Radharc Films ceased production in 1996 following the death of Joe Dunn.[4] Awards The series won its only Jacobs Television Award in 1963, as Most Enterprising Programme.[5] 1966 -"Turkana (Radharc/RTÉ)" First Prize UNDA/WACC Monte Carlo 1968 - "The Restless Knives (Radharc/RTÉ)" First Prize - General Interest Category UNDA ...more...

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Sari Maritza

Sari Maritza Sari Maritza (17 March 1910 – July 1987) was an actress in British films of the early 1930s. Early years Born Dora Patricia Detring-Nathan in Tianjin, China, Maritza was the daughter of a wealthy industrialist and his Viennese wife. Her stage name was taken from the titles of two then famous European operettas – Sari and Countess Maritza. Film Maritza entered films in 1930 and gained some notoriety for dancing a tango with Charles Chaplin at the premiere for his film City Lights in 1931. Although her behaviour was described as lurid, which was silly publicity, she attracted attention and was cast in several low budget, but relatively popular British films. She made the German-UK film Monte Carlo Madness in Germany in 1932 before travelling to Hollywood, but her few films there for Paramount Studios and RKO Radio Pictures were poorly received. In America, she was portrayed as an exotic European vamp with emphasis placed on her mother's Austrian heritage, but Maritza had lived most of her li ...more...

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Franz Schulz

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Franz Schulz

Franz Schulz (born 22 March 1897 in Prague, Austria-Hungary, died 4 May 1971, in Muralto, Tessin, Switzerland) was a playwright and screenwriter who worked from 1920 through 1956. [1][2][3][4] Biography Schulz was born into a wealthy family, and although of the Jewish faith, religion played no role in the family. His father was a lawyer and a college friend of the writer Friedrich Adler. Lucia, one of his sisters, was the first wife of the painter László Moholy-Nagy.[2] As a high school student Schultz studied the works of Max Brod, Egon Erwin Kisch, Franz Kafka, Paul Leppin, and Franz Werfel. Schulz graduated in 1915 from the Charles University in Prague and entered the army shortly thereafter. After release from service, he went to Berlin where he worked from 1918 to 1920 as a journalist, until writing for film. His early screenplays were for crime and drama films, before he turned his attention to comedy. His first "talkie" was the 1930 film Die Drei von der Tankstelle, followed in 1931 by feature film ...more...

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Mireille Balin

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Mireille Balin

Mireille Césarine Balin (born Blanche Mireille Césarine Balin 20 July 1909 in Monte Carlo – 9 November 1968 in Clichy, France) was a French actress. Considered one of the finest actresses of French cinema in the 1930s, she was discredited by her fraternization with the Nazis and died forgotten and destitute. Filmography 1932: Vive la classe 1932: Don Quichotte 1933: Le Sexe faible 1933: The Weaker Sex 1933: Adieu les beaux jours 1934: On a trouvé une femme nue 1934: Vive la compagnie 1934: Si j'étais le patron 1935: Marie des angoisses 1936: Le roman d'un spahi 1936: Girls of Paris 1936: Pépé le Moko 1937: Lady Killer 1937: Naples au baiser de feu 1938: Golden Venus 1938: Le capitaine Benoît 1938: Terre de feu 1939: Coups de feu 1939: Terra di fuoco 1939: Cas de conscience 1939: Immediate Call 1940: The Siege of the Alcazar 1940: Menaces 1940: Macao, l'enfer du jeu 1941: Fromont jeune et Risler aîné 1941: L'assassin a peur la nuit 1942: La femme que j'ai ...more...

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L'enfant et les sortilèges

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L'enfant et les sortilèges

L'enfant et les sortilèges: Fantaisie lyrique en deux parties (The Child and the Spells: A Lyric Fantasy in Two Parts) is an opera in one act, with music by Maurice Ravel to a libretto by Colette. It is Ravel's second opera, his first being L'heure espagnole. Written from 1917 to 1925, L'enfant et les sortilèges was first performed in Monte Carlo in 1925 under the baton of Victor de Sabata. After being offered the opportunity to write a musical work, Colette wrote the text in eight days. Several composers were proposed to Colette to write the music, but she was only enthused with the prospect of Ravel. Composition history During World War I, the Opéra de Paris director Jacques Rouché asked Colette to provide the text for a fairy ballet. Colette originally wrote the story under the title Divertissements pour ma fille. After Colette chose Ravel to set the text to music, a copy was sent to him in 1916 while he was still serving in the war; however, the mailed script was lost. In 1917, Ravel finally received a ...more...

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Merrill G. White

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Merrill G. White

Merrill G. White (December 13, 1901 – March 21, 1959) was an American film editor and screenwriter.[1] He also co-directed the 1957 film Ghost Diver. During the 1930s he worked in Britain, including on several films made by Herbert Wilcox. Selected filmography Monte Carlo (1930) Paramount on Parade (1930) Playboy of Paris (1930) The Vagabond King (1930) The Smiling Lieutenant (1931) The Doctor's Secret (1931) That's a Good Girl (1933) The Queen's Affair (1934) Brewster's Millions (1935) Peg of Old Drury (1935) The Amazing Quest of Ernest Bliss (1936) Talk of the Devil (1936) The Frog (1937) Sunset in Vienna (1937) Nurse Edith Cavell (1939) The Red House (1947) The Boy from Indiana (1950) The Girl on the Bridge (1951) Lady in the Iron Mask (1952) Red Snow (1952) Strange Fascination (1952) The Brave One (1956) Ghost Diver (1957) References Stenn p.307 Bibliography David Stenn. Clara Bow: Runnin' Wild. Rowman & Littlefield, 2000. External links ...more...

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Irving Asher

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Irving Asher

Irving Asher (1903–1985) was an American film producer. Born in San Francisco in September 1903, he began his film production career in Hollywood in 1919. After joining the staff of Warner Brothers he was sent over to England as the managing director of their subsidiary Teddington Studios in Middlesex in the mid 1930s (where he is credited for discovering and seeing the potential of Errol Flynn when he was a young unknown actor who was hanging around Teddington Studios at the time looking for a way into the movies).[1] Flynn played his first significant part as the lead in the now-lost Murder at Monte Carlo (1935), which was produced by Asher. Asher went on to join Alexander Korda's London Film Productions where he worked on the epic The Four Feathers (1939). Subsequently he returned to Hollywood to work as a producer for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, where he earned his only Academy Award nomination for the 1941 Greer Garson film Blossoms in the Dust. Later in his career, he was head of production for 20th Century F ...more...



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Topaze (play)

Topaze is a 1928 play by the French writer Marcel Pagnol. It tells the story of a modest school teacher who is fired for being too honest and decides to become a dishonest businessman. The play premiered on 9 October 1928 at the Théâtre des Variétés.[1] It was performed on Broadway in 1930 with Frank Morgan in the title role.[2] Film adaptations The play has been adapted for film multiple times, most notably in 1933 with John Barrymore in the title role. Topaze (1933), French film directed by Louis J. Gasnier, starring Louis Jouvet Topaze (1933), American film directed by Harry d'Abbadie d'Arrast, starring John Barrymore Yacout Effendi (1933), Egyptian film directed by Nagib El-Rihani[3] Topaze (1936), French film directed by Marcel Pagnol, starring Arnaudy Huaxin (1939), Chinese film directed by Li Pingqian[3] Topaze (1951), French film directed by Marcel Pagnol, starring Fernandel Topaze (1956), French film directed by Jean Kerchbron Mr. Topaze (1961), British film directed by Pete ...more...

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Dominique Wilms

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Dominique Wilms

Dominique Wilms (born 8 June 1930) is a Belgian film actress.[1] Selected filmography La môme vert-de-gris (1953) The Women Couldn't Care Less (1954) Les pépées font la loi (1955) Bombs on Monte Carlo (1960) Caesar the Conqueror (1962) Panic in Bangkok (1964) A Ace and Four Queens (1966) The Trap Snaps Shut at Midnight (1966) References "Dominique Wilms". Ftvdb.bfi.org.uk. Retrieved 18 August 2017. External links Dominique Wilms on IMDb ...more...

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Lil Dagover

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Lil Dagover

Lil Dagover (30 September 1887 – 23 January 1980)[4] was a German stage, film and television actress whose career spanned between 1913 and 1979. She was one of the most popular and recognized film actresses in the Weimar Republic. Early life Lil Dagover was born Marie Antonia Siegelinde Martha Liletts in Madiun, Java, Dutch East Indies (now Indonesia) to German parents. Her father, Adolf Karl Ludwig Moritz Seubert, born in Karlsruhe/Baden Germany, was a forest ranger in the service of the Dutch colonial authorities.[5] When she was ten, her parents sent her back to Europe to continue her education in boarding schools in Baden-Baden, Weimar and Geneva, Switzerland.[5] Orphaned at the age of 13, she spent the rest of her adolescence with friends and relatives.[6] After completing her education she began pursuing a career as a stage actress around the principal cities of Europe. In 1917 she married actor Fritz Daghofer, who was fifteen years her senior. The couple divorced in 1919 and the union produced a daug ...more...

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Oleg Popov

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Oleg Popov

Oleg Konstantinovich Popov (Russian: Олег Константинович Попoв, 31 July 1930 – 2 November 2016) was a Soviet and Russian clown and circus artist. People's Artist of the USSR (1969). Early life Popov was born on 31 July 1930, the son of a clock-repairman. At age 12, he began working as an apprentice typographer for the newspaper Pravda, and he later joined Pravda's Athletic Club. There, in 1945, someone suggested that he apply for Moscow's State College of Circus and Variety Arts (better known as the "Moscow Circus School"). He was accepted and studied acrobatics, juggling, and other circus skills there, graduating in 1949. He made his debut at the Tbilisi Circus in the Georgian SSR.[1] Afterwards, he continued his career at the Moscow Circus on Tsvetnoy Boulevard (today Circus Nikulin). In 1955, Popov performed abroad for the first time, in Warsaw, and the following year, he toured with the Moscow Circus in France, Belgium, and England, and was immediately noticed by the press, which made him a circus star ...more...

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George Zoritch

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George Zoritch

George Zoritch, photographed by Carl Van Vechten, 1942 George Zoritch (6 June 1917 – 1 November 2009), was a Russian-born American ballet dancer who starred in performances by Ballet Russe companies on stages all over the United States from the 1930s to the 1960s. Internationally known, he was one of the most glamorous figures and striking personalities in mid-twentieth-century ballet.[1] Early life and training Born Yuri Zoritch in Moscow during the Russian Revolution in June 1917, he was taken by his mother, an opera singer who had been deserted by her husband, to the quieter city of Kovno (Kaunas), the provisional capital of Lithuania. Known as "Little Paris" because of ts rich cultural and academic life, the city offered refuge from the revolutionary strife of Moscow. There, Madam Zoritch joined the opera company at the National Opera and Ballet Theater, while Yuri and his brother began their first dance lessons. When Yuri was 14 years old, the family relocated to Paris to advance his training. A prom ...more...

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Albert Préjean

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Albert Préjean

Film director Georg Wilhelm Pabst (right) and actor Albert Préjean (as Mackie Messer) while filming L'Opéra de quat'sous (The Threepenny Opera) in 1931 Albert Préjean (27 October 1894 in Paris – 1 November 1979 in Paris) was a French actor, primarily in film. He served in World War I, and was decorated with the Croix de Guerre and the Legion d'honneur. With Lysiane Rey, he was the father of Patrick Préjean, and grandfather of Laura Préjean. Biography Préjean shot his first five films with French director Henri Diamant-Berger between 1921 and 1923. The roles he played tended to embody the leading man for the people, generous and strong. His most lasting fame stems from his work in the films of René Clair that transition from the silent to the sound eras. These include most notably the farce Un Chapeau de Paille d'Italie (1928) and the musicalized melancomic Sous les toits de Paris (1930). When German director G. W. Pabst directed the film version of the huge Brecht-Weill musical hit Die Dreigroschenoper in ...more...

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Hanns Schwarz

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Hanns Schwarz

Hanns Schwarz was an Austrian film director. He was born in Vienna on 11 February 1888. He directed twenty four films between 1924 and 1937 in both English and German. During the late silent and early sound eras he was a leading director at the German giant studio UFA. In the early 1930s he worked on several Multiple-language version films for UFA, producing the same film in distinct German and foreign-language versions. Schwarz was Jewish and was therefore forced to leave Germany in 1933 when the Nazis took over, going into exile in Britain. His last film was the 1937 British thriller Return of the Scarlet Pimpernel. He died in California on 27 October 1945.[1] Partial filmography Nanon (1924) Two People (1924) The Telephone Operator (1925) The Little Variety Star (1926) The Csardas Princess (1927) Hungarian Rhapsody (1928) Melody of the Heart (1929) The Wonderful Lies of Nina Petrovna (1929) Darling of the Gods (1930) Burglars (1930) Her Grace Commands (1931) Bombs on Monte Carlo ( ...more...

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Dita Parlo

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Dita Parlo

Dita Parlo (4 September 1908 – 12 December 1971), born either Grethe Gerda Kornstädt or Gerda Olga Justine Kornstädt[1] in Stettin (present-day Szczecin, Poland), was a German film actress. Career Parlo made her first film appearance in Homecoming (Heimkehr) in 1928 and quickly became a popular actress in Germany. During the 1930s she moved easily between German and French films, achieving success in several films, including, in the span of four years, two that are considered among the greatest in cinema history: L'Atalante (1934) and La Grande Illusion (1937). She was deported to Germany as an enemy alien during World War II, but returned to France in 1949 and resumed her career. Parlo attempted to establish a career in American films but despite a couple of roles in Hollywood films, was unable to extend her European success. In the late 1930s, she was scheduled to appear in the Orson Welles production of Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness for RKO Radio Pictures. However, that project did not come to pass. ...more...

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Louise Fazenda

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Louise Fazenda

Louise Fazenda (June 17, 1895 – April 17, 1962)[1] was an American film actress, appearing chiefly in silent comedy films. Early life Fazenda was born in her maternal grandparents house in Lafayette, Indiana.[2] Fazenda grew up in California where she attended Los Angeles High School and St. Mary's Convent. Career Who's Who in the Film World, 1914 Fazenda was discovered by a scout of Mack Sennett's when she was in a high school comedy show. She made her first film in 1915. She was best known as a character actor in silent films, playing roles such as a fussy old maid and a lady blacksmith. She left the films in 1921–1922 to perform vaudeville.[3] She transitioned into talking pictures and took on more serious roles.[2] The Old Maid, in 1939, was her last of nearly 300 movie appearances. Marriage In 1927, Fazenda married Hal B. Wallis, a producer at Warner Bros., and they remained married until her death. They had one son, Brent, who became a psychologist in Florida.[2] Death Fazenda died of a cer ...more...

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Leon Danielian

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Leon Danielian

Leon Danielian (31 October 1920 – 8 March 1997) was an American ballet dancer, teacher, choreographer, and educator. As guest artist with ballet companies around the world, he became one of the first American male dancers to achieve international recognition.[1] Early life and career Leon Danielian, born in New York City, was the son of Armenian immigrants Frank and Varsik (Coolidganian) Danielian.[2] As a child, he took private ballet classes with Madame Seda Suny, a well-known Armenian dance teacher, and later continued his studies under Mikhail Mordkin, Michel Fokine, Igor Schwezoff, and Vecheslav Swoboda.[3] He made his debut with the Mordkin Ballet in 1937, became a charter member of Ballet Theatre in 1939, and appeared, briefly, with Colonel Wassily de Basil's Original Ballet Russe in 1941. He also danced in Broadway musicals during these early years.[4] In 1943 he joined Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo as a soloist and remained with that company until 1961, having become a premier danseur with an unusual ...more...

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Karl Etlinger

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Karl Etlinger

Karl Etlinger (16 October 1879 – 8 May 1946) was a German film actor. He appeared in 117 films between 1914 and 1946. Selected filmography Lumpaci the Vagabond (1922) Nosferatu (1922) Phantom (1922) Countess Donelli (1924) The Man at Midnight (1924) Zigano (1925) The Girl with a Patron (1925) One Does Not Play with Love (1926) Fadette (1926) Young Blood (1926) Bigamie (1927) That Was Heidelberg on Summer Nights (1927) The Bordellos of Algiers (1927) Family Gathering in the House of Prellstein (1927) Katharina Knie (1929) Napoleon at Saint Helena (1929) The Woman One Longs For (1929) Waltz of Love (1930) Skandal um Eva (1930) End of the Rainbow (1930) The King of Paris (1930) Men Behind Bars (1931) Bombs on Monte Carlo (1931) The Mask Falls (1931) Kismet (1931) The Concert (1931) The Sorceror (1932) The Countess of Monte Cristo (1932) Madame Makes Her Exit (1932) The Golden Anchor (1932) Melody of Love (1932) The Dreamer (1936) Savoy Hotel 21 ...more...

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Raymond Griffith

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Raymond Griffith

Raymond Griffith (January 23, 1895 – November 25, 1957) was a silent movie comedian. Later in his career, he worked behind the camera as writer and producer. Biography Griffith was born in Boston, Massachusetts. He lost his voice at an early age, causing him to speak for the rest of his life in a hoarse whisper. Griffith claimed that it was the result of his having to scream at the top of his lungs every night in a stage melodrama as a child actor—others have stated that a childhood disease was more likely the cause. Although a few comedy films of his are considered classics he is almost totally forgotten today. His film debut was for the L-KO Kompany. Many of his starring feature films have long since been lost, but probably the best known of his films today is Hands Up! (1926), a Civil War comedy feature directed by Clarence G. Badger, and co-starring Mack Swain, which was entered into the National Film Registry in 2005. Also considered a classic is Badger's Paths to Paradise, a caper film that is in all ...more...

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Helen Haye

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Helen Haye

Helen Haye (born Helen Hay, 28 August 1874 – 1 September 1957) was a British stage and film actress.[1] Hay began acting on the stage in 1898 and debuted in London in 1911 as Gertrude in Hamlet. Her film career began in 1917. She often worked with director Alexander Korda. She made her final film appearance in Laurence Olivier's Richard III (1955), as the Duchess of York. Death Helen Haye died four days after her 83rd birthday in London.[1] Selected filmography Honour in Pawn (1916) - Mrs. Fortescue Masks and Faces (1917) - Dame Best Not Negotiable (1918) His Last Defence (1919) - Hesper Oddington Bleak House (1920) - Miss Barbay The Skin Game (1921) - Mrs. Hillcrist Tilly of Bloomsbury (1921) - Lady Adela Mainwaring Atlantic (1929) - Clara Tate-Hughes Knowing Men (1930) - Marquise de Jarmais The Nipper (1930) - Lady Sevenoaks Beyond the Cities (1930) - Amy Hayes The Skin Game (1931) - Mrs. Hillcrist Brown Sugar (1931) - Lady Knightsbridge The Officers' Mess (1931) - Mrs. Har ...more...

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Luba Marks

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Luba Marks

Luba Marks was a Bulgarian-born French-American fashion designer of Russian descent specialising in sportswear from the 1950s to the 1970s. Prior to this, under the name Lubov Roudenko she was a former soloist for the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo in the late 1930s and early 1940s, afterwards performing on Broadway throughout the 1940s. Early life Luba Rudenko was born 28 November 1921 in Sofia, Bulgaria,[1] to Russian parents.[2] Her father, Nicholas,[1] had been a former officer in the Russian Imperial Guard, and following the Russian Revolution, he and his wife became refugees while the rest of their family were killed.[3][4] They moved to Paris, where Nicholas Rudenko ran a Russian restaurant until it was forced to close following the 1932 assassination of President Paul Doumer by a Russian émigré.[4] Following this, the family relied on Luba's skill as a dancer to help them, with Luba later recollecting "There were times when I had to win first place in a contest so we could eat."[4] Dancing In 1938 Ru ...more...

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