Sweet Kitty Bellairs


1916

Brief Synopsis

Kitty Bellairs is a flirtatious young girl on a holiday trip to Bath, in 18 Century England. Her sister becomes involved in a scandal, from which Kitty rescues her from, all the while leaving a string of conquests behind her.

Film Details

Release Date
May 22, 1916
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Jesse L. Lasky Feature Play Co.
Distribution Company
Paramount Pictures Corp.
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the play Sweet Kitty Bellairs by David Belasco (New York, 9 Dec 1903).

Technical Specs

Sound
Silent
Color
Black and White
Film Length
5 reels

Synopsis

The Innskilling Regiment from Dublin, Ireland arrives in Bath, England and is met by the 51st Regiment. Kitty Bellairs, a mischievous, flirtatious Irish beauty is the toast of the 51st, and when the Dublin Regiment arrives, their lieutenant, Lord Verney falls in love with her as well. Lady Julia, Kitty's friend, is heartbroken over her husband, Sir Jasper's affair with Lady Barbara. Kitty's advice is for Julia to make him jealous. After Sir Jasper, thinking that Verney is trifling with Julia, challenges him to a duel, both Kitty and Julia go to Verney's apartment to prevent a confrontation. Kitty helps Julia to escape and takes the blame for being discovered in Verney's room. Being found in a compromising situation results in Kitty being snubbed at a ball given by Bath society. Lady Julia eventually straightens everything out and Lt. Verney goes off to war knowing that Kitty truly loves him.

Film Details

Release Date
May 22, 1916
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Jesse L. Lasky Feature Play Co.
Distribution Company
Paramount Pictures Corp.
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the play Sweet Kitty Bellairs by David Belasco (New York, 9 Dec 1903).

Technical Specs

Sound
Silent
Color
Black and White
Film Length
5 reels

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Notes

Belasco's play was based on the novel The Bath Comedy by Agnes and Egerton Castle, published in London in 1900. This was the first film directed by James Young for the Jesse L. Lasky Feature Play Co. The film was remade by Warner Bros. in 1930, with Alfred E. Green directing and Claudia Dell starring. (See AFI Catalog of Feature Films; 1921-30; F2.5495.)