|Give Us This Night|
|Directed by||Alexander Hall|
|Written by||Edwin Justus Mayer|
|Music by||Erich Wolfgang Korngold|
Oscar Hammerstein II
|Distributed by||Paramount Pictures|
Give Us This Night (1936) is one of five movies produced by Paramount Pictures featuring Gladys Swarthout, a very popular Metropolitan Opera mezzo-soprano. The studio was attempting to build on the popularity of Grace Moore, another opera singer, who had also expanded her talents into movies.
After being introduced to the world of opera, a fisherman (Jan Kiepura) falls for a woman (Swarthout) whose guardian is a noted composer (Philip Merivale). They met when the fisherman evaded the police by seeking refuge in the village church. While there, they are each captivated by hearing the other singing Mass. The beautiful woman falls in love with the fisherman with the wonderful voice.
Scenes from the film were shot at Three Arch Bay near South Laguna, California.
- TIME Magazine - Jan. 25, 1937
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