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Evensong (1934)





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Evensong is based on the teary novel by Beverly Nichols, which had previously spawned a lachrymose (and enormously successful) stage play (Kismet) by Nichols and Edward Knoblock. The stunning Evelyn Laye stars as Irela, an Irish prima donna who rises to success sans a lover to share it with. Her domineering manager Kober (Fritz Kortner) has spent his entire career forbidding Irela to seek out romance, and as a result she loses the one true love of her life, handsome Archduke Theodore (Carl Esmond). The drama reaches an emotional high tide when the elderly, washed-up Irela sits alone in her dingy dressing room, with only the scratchy recordings of her old songs to keep her company. Evelyn Laye made only a handful of film appearances, of which Evensong was arguably her finest. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi


Emlyn Williams
as George Murray
Carl Esmond
as Archduke Theodore
Muriel Aked
as Tremlowe
Pat O'Moore
as Bob McNeil
Arthur Sinclair
as Pa McNeil
Alice Delysia
as Madame Valmond
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Evelyn Laye... is very beautiful and sings superbly.

August 6, 2019 | Full Review…

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