The Divorcee


1919

Film Details

Also Known As
Lady Frederick
Release Date
Jan 20, 1919
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Metro Pictures Corp.
Distribution Company
Metro Pictures Corp.
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the play Lady Frederick by W. Somerset Maugham (London, 26 Oct 1907).

Technical Specs

Sound
Silent
Color
Black and White
Film Length
4,400ft (5 reels)

Synopsis

In order to please her parents, Betsy O'Hara marries Lord Frederick Berolles. Her life is unhappy due to his constant public insults after he sees her with her former fiancé, impoverished Sir Paradine Fuldes. Eventually she sacrifices her own reputation to save her indiscreet sister Kitty's marriage, and Lord Frederick divorces her. Some years later in Monte Carlo, Lady Frederick, a much discussed, heavily indebted divorcée, becomes, through no encouragement of her own, the object of young Lord Charles Mereston's infatuation, to the distress of his mother. Again Lady Frederick sacrifices her reputation, because of her friendly affection for Charles, by refusing to answer Lady Mereston's insults by producing letters that would damage the reputation of the late Lord Mereston. After Lady Frederick, to disillusion Charles, lets him watch her put on her morning make-up to emphasize the difference in their ages, Charles' uncle, the now wealthy Sir Paradine, finds out the truth about Lady Frederick and proposes.

Film Details

Also Known As
Lady Frederick
Release Date
Jan 20, 1919
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Metro Pictures Corp.
Distribution Company
Metro Pictures Corp.
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the play Lady Frederick by W. Somerset Maugham (London, 26 Oct 1907).

Technical Specs

Sound
Silent
Color
Black and White
Film Length
4,400ft (5 reels)

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Notes

The former title of the film was Lady Frederick. According to a modern source, Alice Guy Blaché was an assistant director on this film.