The House of Mirth


1918

Film Details

Release Date
Aug 5, 1918
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Metro Pictures Corp.
Distribution Company
Metro Pictures Corp.; All-Star Series
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the novel The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton (New York, 1905).

Technical Specs

Sound
Silent
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.33 : 1
Film Length
5,640ft (6 reels)

Synopsis

Lily Bart loves Lawrence Selden, a lawyer of moderate means, but she is also pursued by Simon Rosedale, a wealthy businessman, and Augustus Trenor-Dorset, a married man. When Dorset's wife Bertha announces that she is going to the country (although she really plans to meet Ned Silverton, with whom she is having an affair), Dorset asks Lily to dine at his home. Alone with him at the house, she rejects his advances, but when Mrs. Dorset returns, she publicly insults Lily, forcing her to move to another town. Lily's aunt dies and leaves her penniless, whereupon she reluctantly begins to seek employment. She is about to kill herself when Selden, who has never stopped loving her, enters the room and convinces her to marry him.

Film Details

Release Date
Aug 5, 1918
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Metro Pictures Corp.
Distribution Company
Metro Pictures Corp.; All-Star Series
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the novel The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton (New York, 1905).

Technical Specs

Sound
Silent
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.33 : 1
Film Length
5,640ft (6 reels)

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Trivia

Notes

Wharton's novel was adapted for the stage by Clyde Fitch, along with Wharton, and was produced in Detroit, September 11, 1906. Some reviews give a length of five reels.