Paid to Love
With live music by Donald Sosin
Dir. Howard Hawks. 1927, 74 mins. 35mm print preserved by The Museum of Modern Art with support from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. With George O’Brien, J. Farrell MacDonald, Thomas Jefferson. The poverty-stricken imaginary kingdom of San Savona is trying to get a loan from the American banker Peter Roberts but before it can, the King must marry off his son Prince Michael, who is more interested in cars than women and whose perpetual bachelorhood represents a threat to the kingdom’s stability. The visuals in this lavish romance were inspired by Murnau’s Sunrise.
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