The Marriage Circle


1h 18m 1924

Brief Synopsis

Professor Stock and his wife Mizzi are always bickering. Mizzi tries to seduce Dr. Franz Braun, the new husband of her good friend Charlotte. Dr. Braun's colleague, Dr. Mueller, who has had his eye on Charlotte, sees this as his opportunity, even though the Braun's are very happily married. Through a misunderstanding, Charlotte thinks that her husband is interested in Miss Hofer, and asks Mizzi to keep him occupied. Meanwhile Professor Stock becomes suspicious of his wife, and hires a detective to spy on her with the hope of obtaining a divorce.

Film Details

Release Date
Jan 1924
Premiere Information
New York premiere: 3 Feb 1924
Production Company
Warner Brothers Pictures
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the novel Nur ein Traum, Lustspiel in 3 Akten by Lothar Schmidt (München, 1909).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 18m
Sound
Silent
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.33 : 1
Film Length
8,200ft (8 reels)

Synopsis

Professor Stock sees his long-awaited chance to divorce his wife Mizzi when she begins a flirtation with Braun, the husband of her best friend, Charlotte. Charlotte is in turn admired by Dr. Mueller, Braun's business partner. Neither Braun nor Charlotte takes his admirer seriously, and in the end Mizzi and Dr. Mueller turn their attention to each other.

Film Details

Release Date
Jan 1924
Premiere Information
New York premiere: 3 Feb 1924
Production Company
Warner Brothers Pictures
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the novel Nur ein Traum, Lustspiel in 3 Akten by Lothar Schmidt (München, 1909).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 18m
Sound
Silent
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.33 : 1
Film Length
8,200ft (8 reels)

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Ernst Lubitsch directed another adaptation of Lothar Schmidt's play, for Paramount in 1932, under the title One Hour with You. That film was a musical starring Maurice Chevalier and Jeanette MacDonald and was also released in foreign-language versions (see AFI Catalog of Feature Films, 1931-40).