Children of Divorce


1927

Brief Synopsis

A young flapper tricks her childhood sweetheart into marrying her.

Film Details

Genre
Romance
Drama
Silent
Release Date
Apr 2, 1927
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Famous Players--Lasky
Distribution Company
Paramount Pictures
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the novel Children of Divorce by Owen Johnson (Boston, 1927).

Technical Specs

Sound
Silent
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.33 : 1
Film Length
6,662 or 6,871ft (7 reels)

Synopsis

Jean Waddington, a childhood friend of Ted Larrabee, later falls in love with him. As he is, like her, the product of a broken home and the child of a dissolute and irresponsible father, Jean tells him he must prove himself before she will accept his marriage offer. Ted opens an office, but when their mutual friend, Kitty, gives a wild party in the building, he forgets business. Prince Ludovico de Sfax, in the charge of his guardian, the Duke de Gondreville, is attracted to Kitty, but the duke forbids his having an affair with her because of her poverty. One evening, on a drunken spree, Ted and Kitty get married, and, heartbroken, Jean goes to Europe. Later, Kitty and Ted arrive with their child and the prince's love is revived. Realizing that no bond of affection exists between her and Ted, Kitty takes poison, and Ted is reunited with Jean.

Film Details

Genre
Romance
Drama
Silent
Release Date
Apr 2, 1927
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Famous Players--Lasky
Distribution Company
Paramount Pictures
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the novel Children of Divorce by Owen Johnson (Boston, 1927).

Technical Specs

Sound
Silent
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.33 : 1
Film Length
6,662 or 6,871ft (7 reels)

Quotes

You'd make a marvelous second husband but you are too much of a luxury for a poor girl's first husband.
- Kitty Flanders

Trivia

Some scenes supposedly directed by Josef von Sternberg.

Notes

Josef von Sternberg, at this time an assistant director at Paramount, is reputed to have directed some sequences of this film.