Director Alfred Santell
Producer Samuel Goldwyn
Country United States
Genre Comedy, Romance
|Cast Vilma Banky (Eva Petrie), James Hall (James Stackpoole), Fritzi Ridgeway (Mamie Chase), Lucien Littlefield (Frank Chase), Richard Tucker (E.D. Wallace)|
Writer Hope Loring, George Marion
Release date June 22, 1929 (1929-06-22)
Production companies United Artists, Samuel Goldwyn Productions
Similar movies Samuel Goldwyn produced This Is Heaven and The Magic Flame
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This Is Heaven (1929) is an American Pre-Code film, produced by Samuel Goldwyn, released through United Artists, and directed by Alfred Santell.
Vilma Banky portrays a newly arrived Hungarian immigrant who learns to accustom herself to the new and strange life she finds in New York. The story gave Miss Banky moments of comedy and pathos. First seen as a frightened little peasant muffled in countless petticoats and shawls --- then in a neat waitress's uniform as she flips hotcakes in a restaurant window.
This film was released in both silent and sound versions.
Uncertain about the future of sound films, believing that his product should either be all-talking or all-silent. With Vilma Bánky less than diligent about her vocal lessons, Goldwyn inserted three talking sequences into this silent picture then sat on the film for several months. His instincts proved correct: the box office didn't like it much either. Bánky would make only three more films.
In a review in the St. Louis Star, published July 1, 1929, it was declared that "Vilma's voice pleases, though it is less lovely than her blonde profile. Vilma's heaven is the tiny apartment the immigrant girl is getting in marrying James Hall, supposed chauffeur. The chauffeur is a millionaire....Best shots are the Ellis Island episodes.
ReferencesThis Is Heaven Wikipedia
This Is Heaven IMDb This Is Heaven themoviedb.org