Love and the Devil
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Directed byAlexander Korda
Written byJosef Laszlo
Walter Anthony
Leo Birinsky
Paul Perez
Produced byNed Marin
StarringMilton Sills
María Corda
Ben Bard
Nellie Bly Baker
CinematographyLee Garmes
Edited byJohn Rawlins
Distributed byWarner Bros. Pictures, Inc.
Release date
March 24, 1929
Running time
70 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguagesSound (Synchronized)
English intertitles

Love and the Devil is a 1929 American sound drama film directed by Alexander Korda and starring Milton Sills, María Corda and Ben Bard.[1][2] While the film has no audible dialog, it was released with a synchronized musical score with sound effects using the sound-on-disc Vitaphone process.


It was the last time Korda worked with his wife María Corda who he had directed frequently over the previous decade but whose career went into sharp decline once sound films came in. Like Korda's previous film Night Watch the film had sound effects and music but no dialogue and was largely therefore a silent film.[3] His next film The Squall would be his first "talkie", as the technology became rapidly established in the wake of The Jazz Singer.



The film featured a theme song entitled "Giovanna (To Thee I Am Calling)" which was composed by Josef Pasternack and Richard Kountz.

See also


  1. ^ The AFI Catalog of Feature Films: Love and the Devil
  2. ^ Love and the Devil details,; accessed January 20, 2016.
  3. ^ Kulik p. 51