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The poem Lydia and Bob quote at the ball is "The Night has a Thousand Eyes" by Francis William Bourdillon, a late Victorian English poet (1852-1921). The text is "The night has a thousand eyes,/ And the day but one;/ Yet the light of the bright world dies/ With the dying sun./ The mind has a thousand eyes,/ And the heart but one:/ Yet the light of a whole life dies. /When love is done."
The poem Richard finds and reads at the cottage is "Lalla-Rookh" (or Lala Rukh) written by Thomas Moore and published in 1817. In this poem, Lalla Rukh is the daughter of Aurangzeb, the Mughal emperor. She is promised in marriage to the King of Bactria but falls in love with a poet she meets on the way to the king's palace. When she arrives, she collapses but comes to when she hears a familiar voice. The poet with whom she fell in love turns out to have been the king is disguise.
This film was included in the first syndicated television presentation of a package of major studio feature films on USA television; it premiered in New York City Friday 8 October 1948 on WPIX (Channel 11), followed by Baltimore Saturday 16 October 1948 on WMAR (Channel 2), by Philadelphia Friday 22 October 1948 on WFIL (Channel 6), by Boston Sunday 31 October 1948 on WBZ (Channel 4), by Chicago Monday 8 November 1948 on WGN (Channel 9), by Los Angeles Sunday 21 November 1948 on KTLA (Channel 5), by Atlanta Wednesday 28 December 1948 on WSB (Channel 8), by Dayton Sunday 27 March 1949 on WHIO (Channel 13), and by Cincinnati Friday 20 May 1949 on WKRC (Channel 11). The package consisted of 24 Alexander Korda productions originally released theatrically between 1933 and 1942.
"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on September 22, 1941 with Merle Oberon, Edna May Oliver, Alan Marshal, Joseph Cotten and George Reeves reprising their film roles.
This is the last film for both Edna May Oliver and John Halliday.
The chorus of "Tramp, Tramp, Tramp" song sung in the music hall is the same tune as "Jesus Loves The Little Children" in the Baptist church.
Telecast as early as 19 September 1948 on WTMJ (Channel 3) in Milwaukee.
|Complete credited cast:|
|Merle Oberon||-||Lydia MacMillan|
|Edna May Oliver||-||Sarah MacMillan|
|Alan Marshal||-||Richard Mason|
|Joseph Cotten||-||Michael Fitzpatrick|
|Hans Jaray||-||Frank Andre (as Hans Yaray)|
|George Reeves||-||Bob Willard|
|Frank Conlan||-||Old Ned|