Ladies at Play


1926

Film Details

Release Date
Dec 26, 1926
Premiere Information
New York premiere: 15 Nov 1926
Production Company
First National Pictures
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the play Loose Ankles; a Comedy in Three Acts by Sam Janney (New York, 1928).

Synopsis

Faced by the stipulation of a will that she be married within 3 days, Ann Harper plots with her cousin, Betty, to get herself "compromised" in order to force the consent of their disgruntled spinster aunts to a marriage--to be followed, as soon as possible, by a divorce. Gil Barry, a jobless and hungry country lad, is befriended by Terry and Andy, two unscrupulous cake-eaters who make the acquaintance of the spinsters (Katherine and Sarah) and take them on a spree. They promote Gil as a young man willing to be "compromised," and he is effectively vamped by Ann. The spinsters confront Ann and her unwilling lover and declare him to be ineligible; Ann declares she will nevertheless marry him, forfeiting the fortune; but Andy and Terry force them to relent and are amply rewarded by Ann.

Film Details

Release Date
Dec 26, 1926
Premiere Information
New York premiere: 15 Nov 1926
Production Company
First National Pictures
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the play Loose Ankles; a Comedy in Three Acts by Sam Janney (New York, 1928).

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