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Robert Harris

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The 1933 variant of Song of Songs, based upon the novel by Hermann Sudermann, and the resultant play, appears to be the third incarnation of the film.

It was first filmed in 1918, and later, in 1924 as Lily of the Dust, a Pola Negri vehicle, which is currently considered lost.

The 1933 Rouben Mamoulian version, starring Marlene Dietrich, was her first American production not directed by von Sternberg.

Mamoulian was having immense success at the time, having first broken the sound barrier with Applause (1929), and followed it with City Street, Dr. Jekyll and Love Me Tonight.

Kino's new Blu-ray has a lovely gray scale, and an overall beautiful image. As some of the early Paramount preservation elements are "iffy," this one is a treat.

Nice work by Universal.

Image - 5

Audio - 5

Pass / Fail - Pass

Upgrade from DVD - Yes

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