His Glorious Night

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  • Genre(s): Drama Romance
  • Release year: 1929
  • Running time: 80 min
His Glorious Night is a 1929 Pre-Code American romance film directed by Lionel Barrymore and starring John Gilbert in his first released talkie. It has gained notoriety as the film that reputedly ended the career of John Gilbert by revealing that he... read more

His Glorious Night is a 1929 Pre-Code American romance film directed by Lionel Barrymore and starring John Gilbert in his first released talkie. It has gained notoriety as the film that reputedly ended the career of John Gilbert by revealing that he had a voice unsuitable for sound. More recent research suggests that an old fashioned script that clung too closely to the conventions of silent film was a more likely culprit.The film is based on the 1928 play Olympia by Ferenc Molnár.

Original Release

09/28/1929

US Release

09/28/1929

Cast

John Gilbert Captain Kovacs
Catherine Dale Owen Princess Orsolini
Hedda Hopper Mrs. Collingswood Stratton
Nance O'Neil Eugenie
Gustav von Seyffertitz Krehl
Doris Hill Priscilla Stratton
Gerald Barry Lord York
Madeline Seymour Lady York
Tyrell Davis Prince Luigi Caprilli
Richard Carle Count Albert
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Lionel Barrymore

Writers

Willard Mack, Ferenc Molnár

Cast

John Gilbert Captain Kovacs
Catherine Dale Owen Princess Orsolini
Hedda Hopper Mrs. Collingswood Stratton
Nance O'Neil Eugenie
Gustav von Seyffertitz Krehl
Doris Hill Priscilla Stratton
Gerald Barry Lord York
Madeline Seymour Lady York
Tyrell Davis Prince Luigi Caprilli
Richard Carle Count Albert
Eva Dennison Countess Lina
Peter Gawthorne General Ettingen
Youcca Troubetzkov Von Bergman

Producers

Editors

William LeVanway

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