Passed | | History, Romance
A nobleman studying for the priesthood abandons his vocation in 18th Century France when he falls in love with a beautiful, but reluctant, courtesan.
After "The End" appears on the screen, the entire Vitaphone Symphony Orchestra and its conductor (Herman Heller) appears on the screen, partly in closeup, for about 15 seconds. The New York Times reviewer of 4 February 1927 noted that the Vitaphone synchronization process was so good that he, and probably most of the audience, had forgotten that there was no orchestra in the pit. When the orchestra and conductor were shown onscreen, the surprised audience loudly cheered.
Chevalier Fabien des Grieux:
What of your protector? How dare you come pleading to me - fresh from the arms of that man!
Manon Lescaut: I haven't seen him since the night - that awful night - at the club.
Chevalier Fabien des Grieux: You still wear his jewels!
Manon Lescaut: I'm sorry, Fabien - but I'm just a woman. I shall always love ...
The tiny cat drawn on the face of le Duc de Richelieu changes from his left cheek, to his right cheek, back to his left cheek, and back to his right cheek. This could be because the film was spliced backwards in some shots.