Louise (1940)

Louise

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What was it about opera diva Grace Moore that attracted the attention of filmdom's top directors? Moore's 1937 American movie vehicle When You're in Love had been directed by Josef Von Sternberg; two years later, her French starrer Louise was helmed by no less than Abel Gance, who a decade earlier had revolutionized the "historical epic" genre with the awesome Napoleon. There was, however, little that was revolutionary in this cinemadaption of Gustave Charpentier's opera. Moore plays Louise, a … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Musical & Performing Arts, Art House & International
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On DVD: Aug 9, 2005
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It is not at all likely that Louise will revolutionize either the operatic stage or the motion picture, but it is shorter than the opera, and the general public will find it a lot easier to sit through.

Full Review… | November 15, 2007
New York Times
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Dull, slow-moving attempt at transferring opera to the screen.

Full Review… | November 15, 2007
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