Love Time (1934)

Genres - Romance  |   Sub-Genres - Biopic [feature]  |   Run Time - 72 min.  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Love Time is the story of the unhappy life of composer Franz Schubert, here played by Swedish actor Nils Asther. Too poor even for romance, Schubert feels compelled to give up his sweetheart Valerie (Pat Paterson) never realizing that she's the daughter of the fabulously wealthy Duke von Hatzfeld (Henry B. Walthall). Not wishing to humiliate the proud Schubert by revealing her identity, she leaves her posh surroundings and joins a band of travelling musicians, finally coming back into Schubert's life long enough to nurse him through a serious illness. The film ends triumphantly as Schubert makes his debut in the court of Emperor Franz 1st (Henry Kolker), thanks to the behind-the-scenes manipulations of the faithful Valerie. Touted as an "original," Love Time was obviously inspired by the Sigmund Romberg operetta Blossom Time.



aristocracy, composer, elopement, music