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Hastings and St Leonards Observer (10/Nov/1928) - Pictures in Spain



  • The "Spanish story" was filmed as The Romance of Seville (1929), directed by Norman Walker and starring Alexander D'Arcy and Marguerite Allan. The film is noteworthy for being shot in colour by Claude Friese-Greene, using the Pathé Colour process. Originally released as a silent film, it was re-released with sound in 1930 and became the first British sound feature in colour. The film also starred "Eugenie Amami" (Eugenie Prescott), winner of the 1928 Amami Film Star Quest.



Alma Reveille (Mrs. Alfred Hitchcock in private life) tells me that she has some excellent material for her Spanish story, which is soon to be made by British International Pictures. Alexandre D'Arcy is to play the leading part, I understand. If this is the case, the land of señoritas has a new thrill coming to it, for Alexandre has much of that subtle quality which makes a Rudolph Valentino. Immediately after the recent trade show of "Paradise," the London press was flooded with headlines like: "Ideal Screen Lover Found at Last."