A Lady to Love


1h 32m 1930

Brief Synopsis

An Italian wine-maker woos a mail-order bride by sending her a picture of his handsome foreman.

Film Details

Also Known As
Die Sehnsucht Jeder Frau
Genre
Romance
Drama
Adaptation
Release Date
Mar 8, 1930
Premiere Information
New York premiere: 28 Feb 1930
Production Company
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Corp.
Distribution Company
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Distributing Corp.
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the play They Knew What They Wanted by Sidney Howard (New York, 24 Nov 1924).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 32m
Sound
Mono (Western Electric Sound System)
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.37 : 1
Film Length
8,898ft (10 reels)

Synopsis

Tony, a prosperous Italian vineyardist in California, advertises for a young wife, passing off a photograph of his handsome hired man, Buck, as himself. Lena, a San Francisco waitress, takes up the offer, and though she is disillusioned upon discovering the truth, she goes through with the marriage because of her desire to have a home and partially because of her weakness for Buck, whose efforts to take her away from Tony confirm her love for her husband.

Film Details

Also Known As
Die Sehnsucht Jeder Frau
Genre
Romance
Drama
Adaptation
Release Date
Mar 8, 1930
Premiere Information
New York premiere: 28 Feb 1930
Production Company
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Corp.
Distribution Company
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Distributing Corp.
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the play They Knew What They Wanted by Sidney Howard (New York, 24 Nov 1924).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 32m
Sound
Mono (Western Electric Sound System)
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.37 : 1
Film Length
8,898ft (10 reels)

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Notes

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer also produced a German-language version of this film, Die Sehnsucht Jeder Frau. Vilma Banky appeared "by arrangement with Samuel Goldwyn." An earlier adaptation of Sidney Howard's play was released in 1928 as The Secret Hour and starred Pola Negri and Jean Hersholt under Rowland V. Lee's direction. It was remade in 1940 as They Knew What They Wanted starring Carole Lombard and Charles Laughton, directed by Garson Kanin. The 1956 Broadway musical, The Most Happy Fella was also based on Howard's play.