Give Us This Night

Give Us This Night (1936) is one of five movies produced by Paramount Pictures featuring Gladys Swarthout, a very popular Metropolitan Opera mezzo-soprano. The studio was attempting to build on the popularity of Grace Moore, another opera singer, who had also expanded her talents into movies.[1]

Give Us This Night
Directed byAlexander Hall
Written byEdwin Justus Mayer
StarringGladys Swarthout
Jan Kiepura
Music byErich Wolfgang Korngold
Oscar Hammerstein II
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
  • March 6, 1936 (1936-03-06)
Running time
73 minutes
CountryUnited States


After being introduced to the world of opera, a fisherman (Jan Kiepura) falls for a woman (Swarthout) whose guardian is a noted composer (Philip Merivale). They met when the fisherman evaded the police by seeking refuge in the village church. While there, they are each captivated by hearing the other singing Mass. The beautiful woman falls in love with the fisherman with the wonderful voice.

Production background

Scenes from the film were shot at Three Arch Bay near South Laguna, California.

See also


  1. TIME Magazine - Jan. 25, 1937

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