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Devil May Care poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Sidney Franklin
Written by Hanns Kräly
Zelda Sears
Screenplay by Richard Schayer
Based on La Bataille de dames, ou un duel en amour
1851 play
by Ernest Legouvé
Eugène Scribe
Starring Ramon Novarro
Dorothy Jordan
Marion Harris
John Miljan
William Humphrey
Music by Herbert Stothart
William Axt
Cinematography Merritt B. Gerstad
Edited by Conrad A. Nervig
Distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
Release date
  • December 27, 1929 (1929-12-27) (U.S.)
  • 1930 (1930) (Austria, Germany)
  • September 15, 1930 (1930-09-15) (Finland)
Running time
97 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Devil-May-Care is a 1929 American Pre-Code musical film with a Technicolor sequence of the Albertina Rasch Dancers, and released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer on 27 December 1929. The film was Ramon Novarro's talkie debut.[1][2]

The film is known by a variety of other names, including Battle of the Ladies (USA - working title), Der Leutnant des Kaisers (Austria), Der jüngste Leutnant (Germany), Il tenente di Napoleone (Italy) and O lohagos tis aftokratorikis frouras (Greece).

Lobby card



  • "Shepherd Serenade"
Written by Clifford Grey and Herbert Stothart
  • "Charming"
Written by Clifford Grey and Herbert Stothart
  • "If He Cared"
Written by Clifford Grey and Herbert Stothart
  • "March of the Guard"
Written by Clifford Grey and Herbert Stothart
  • "Love Ballet"
Written by Dimitri Tiomkin
Performed by Albertina Rasch Dancers

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