In a European kingdom, Princess Orsolini is to have a state wedding, arranged by her mother the Queen, but she is in love with Captain Kovacs of the horse guards. She is forced to break off their affair, but the Captain, outraged by this treatment, plots his revenge by convincing them he is actually a well known swindler and will expose his affair with the Princess, ruining her. To avoid scandal, the Queen agrees to his price; to let him spend a night alone with the Princess in his apartment. '
Delightfully naughty-- You've seen him passionately declare his love-NOW HE TALKS and ACTS his dazzling love scenes in this his most romantic picture.(Print Ad-The Dispatch,((Lexington, N.C.)) 10 February 1930)
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There is rumor that Louis B. Mayer sped up or otherwise tampered with John Gilbert's voice to ruin his career. In fact, Gilbert's voice is perfectly normal in this film, neither high nor strange. Rather, his performance is marred by silly dialogue and too-careful pronunciation. See more
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Music by Johann Strauss Sr. See more