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The Virtuous Sin

The Virtuous Sin
Original poster
Directed by George Cukor
Louis J. Gasnier
Written by Martin Brown
Louise Long
Based on a play by Lajos Zilahy
Starring Walter Huston
Kay Francis
Kenneth MacKenna
Music by Sam Coslow
Ralph Rainger
Cinematography David Abel
Edited by Otho Lovering
Distributed by Paramount Pictures
Release dates
  • October 24, 1930 (1930-10-24)
Running time 80 minutes
Country United States
Language English

The Virtuous Sin is a 1930 American Louis J. Gasnier. The screenplay by Martin Brown and Louise Long is based on the play The General by Lajos Zilahy.

Plot

Marya is the wife of medical student Victor Sablin, who finds it impossible to deal with military life when he is inducted into the Russian army during World War I. With her husband is sentenced to death by firing squad due to his insubordination, Marya offers herself to General Gregori Platoff in order to save him. When the two unexpectedly fall in love, Victor — not caring that his life has been spared — threatens to kill his rival. His determination to eliminate the general falters when Marya confesses she is not in love with her husband — and never was.

Cast

Critical reception

Mordaunt Hall of the New York Times called the film "a clever comedy with a splendid performance by Walter Huston" and added, "There is a constant fund of interest in this picture's action. It is one of those rare offerings in which youth takes a back seat.[1]

George Cukor's reflection in 1972

In the book On Cukor, director Gavin Lambert: "It wasn't much good. I'd be in great shock if they [film restorationists & historians] rescued this one. I remember that I enjoyed working with Kay Francis and Walter Huston, though."[2]

Preservation status

A complete print of this film is held by the UCLA Film and Television Archive. However, the UCLA archive's website says the print is too shrunken for projection.[3]

References

  1. ^ "Review", The New York Times .
  2. ^ Parish, James Robert; Mank, Gregory W.; Stanke, Don E. (1978), The Hollywood Beauties, New Rochelle, New York: Arlington House Publishers, p. 73,  
  3. ^ UCLA Film and Television Archive website

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