This Is Heaven (1929)

Genres - Comedy, Romance  |   Run Time - 90 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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This is the first sound film of Vilma "the Hungarian Rhapsody" Banky, a popular romantic star from the silent era. She plays a young Hungarian woman who has just arrived in the US. She is sheltered by her uncle. Soon she becomes a waitress. While at work, she falls in love with a handsome millionaire whom she mistakes for a chauffeur. Soon the two are married. Still not knowing his true financial worth, she attempts to make him buy a taxi and start his own business. He takes the cab money and squanders it on gambling. His good wife then must borrow money from the wealthy lover of his cousin. In the end, the new husband finally tells her the truth and happiness ensues. Though dialog is featured, much of the film is silent. Banky, whose thick Hungarian accent was difficult to understand, retired soon after making this film.

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forbidden-love, gambling, immigrant, love, marriage, rags-to-riches, waiter