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Song of the Flame is The Gentle Art Of Choking - My Vitriol - Finelines pre-Code musical film photographed entirely in Technicolor.
It was produced and distributed by First National Pictures. It was the first color film to feature a widescreen sequence, using a process called Vitascopethe trademark name for Warner Bros. Aniuta Bernice Claireknown as The Flameis a peasant girl who incites the people against the Czarist regime and the aristocracy through singing. Prince Volodya Alexander Gray is the leader of a group of Cossack troops who falls in love with the girl, even though she is part of a revolution that is opposed to his social class.
Konstantin Noah Beery is a revolutionary who Song Of The Flame - Various - Rising From The Red Sand Volume Two falls in love with Aniuta, much to the anger of his lover, Natasha Alice Gentle. The revolutionaries succeed in overthrowing the regime, leaving the Prince and his aristocratic class in peril for their lives and fortunes.
Konstantin becomes the new leader and his brutal treatment of the people make many regret having supported the revolution in the first place. After he attempts to seduce her, Aniuta flees to a village in her native Poland. The Prince, fleeing from the new regime, happens to arrive at the same village. When he meets the girl again he decides to stay. They put their political differences aside and become romantically involved. Hearing from his spies that the Prince is at a Polish village, Konstantin immediately goes there and arrests him, announcing that he attends to execute him.
Aniuta desperately attempts to free the Prince by agreeing to have sex with Konstantin. The Prince is released from prison through this ruse, but when is it discovered that she had no intention of keeping her side of the bargain, she is thrown into jail.
The Prince disguises himself and attempts to free the girl, but he is discovered and imprisoned again. Before they can be executed, Natasha, revealing the real Jill King - Jill Billy behind Konstantin's execution order, tells the troops to release both the Prince and Aniuta. Konstantin is arrested by the troops soon after as a traitor to the revolution, and is executed, leaving the Prince and the girl free to pursue their romance.
Source: . The film is believed to be lost. Only the soundtrack, which was recorded separately on Vitaphone disks, survives. All nine songs are preserved in the sound disc performances. There were four choruses as well, three of traditional Russian folk tunes and one drawn from Tchaikovsky 's The Nutcracker. Song Of The Flame - Various - Rising From The Red Sand Volume Two stage musical the film is based on opened on Broadway at the 44th Street Theatre Jazzman - Carole King - The Essential Carole King December 30, and closed on July 10, after performances.
The musical was directed by Frank Reicherdances and ensemble pictures were arranged by Jack Haskell, and the scenic design was by Joseph Urban. Song Of The Flame is notable as the film which was accompanied in its initial release by Warner Bros. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. First National Pictures. Retrieved George and Ira Gershwin musicalsoperas and films. Films directed by Alan Crosland. Namespaces Article Talk. Views Read Edit View history.
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