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  John Barrymore and Dolores Costello.
Photograph: Silent Era image collection.
When a Man Loves
(1927) American
B&W : Ten reels / 10,049 feet
Directed by Alan Crosland (Sr.)

Cast: John Barrymore [Chevalier Fabien des Grieux], Dolores Costello [Manon Lescaut], Warner Oland [André Lescaut], Sam de Grasse [Comte Guillot de Morfontaine], Holmes Herbert [Jean Tiberge], Stuart Holmes [Louis XV, King of France], Bertram Grassby [Le Duc de Richelieu], Tom Santschi [the convict boat captain], Marcelle Corday [Marie], Charles Clary [a lay brother], Templar Saxe [Baron Chevral], Eugenie Besserer [the landlady], Rose Dione [Nana], Noble Johnson [an Apache], Tom Wilson [a convict on the boat]

Warner Brothers Pictures, Incorporated, production; distributed by Warner Brothers Pictures, Incorporated. / Scenario by Bess Meredyth, from the novel L’Histoire de Chevalier des Grieux et de Manon Lescaut by Abbé Prévost. Cinematography by Byron Haskins. Assistant cameraman, Frank Kesson. Editor in charge, Harold McCord. / © 26 December 1926 by Warner Brothers Pictures, Incorporated [LP23485]. Premiered 3 February 1927 at the Selwyn Theatre in New York, New York. General release, 21 August 1927. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.33:1 format. Western Electric Vitaphone sound-on-disc sound process. / Presented as part of the third Vitaphone sound program. The novel was previously filmed was Manon Lescaut (1926). The novel was subsequently filmed as Manon Lescaut (1940). / Silent film, with synchronized music and sound effects.

Drama: Historical.

Survival status: Prints exist in the George Eastman Museum film archive [35mm positive]; and in the Turner Entertainment Company film archive.

Current rights holder: (unknown)

Keywords: Early sound film - Synchronized sound film

Listing updated: 9 March 2011.

References: Everson-American p. 295; Geduld-Birth p. 139; Lahue-Gentlemen p. 18; Vermilye-Twenties p. 194 : Website-AFI; Website-GEM.

Home video: DVD.

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