Saturday Night


1922

Brief Synopsis

Though betrothed to fellow socialite Richard, Iris weds her chauffeur Tom leaving Richard to marry the family laundress' daughter Shamrock. Class differences lead to divorces and remarriages.

Film Details

Release Date
Feb 5, 1922
Premiere Information
New York premiere: ca22 Jan 1922
Production Company
Famous Players-Lasky Corp.
Distribution Company
Paramount Pictures
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Sound
Silent
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.33 : 1
Film Length
8,443ft (9 reels)

Synopsis

Iris Van Suydam and Richard Wynbrook Prentiss, a wealthy society couple, are engaged. Iris, however, is attracted to her chauffeur, Tom McGuire, who is in love with her; and Richard meets Shamrock O'Day, beautiful daughter of a washerwoman, and falls in love with her. Consequently, they cancel their engagement, and each marries the partner of his choice. Too late, they discover their inability to adjust to another social set: Tom has difficulty in the world of opera, fashionable cabarets, and concerts of Iris; while Shamrock is ill at ease at a formal dinner party and becomes intoxicated. One night, after a party, Tom and Shamrock sneak off to Coney Island where they become stranded on a Ferris wheel; returning home, they find Richard and Iris awaiting them. Tom declares his love for Shamrock, and a fight between Tom and Dick is interrupted by a fire. Following Iris' rescue by Dick, divorces are obtained; Tom marries Shamrock; and Richard, Iris.

Film Details

Release Date
Feb 5, 1922
Premiere Information
New York premiere: ca22 Jan 1922
Production Company
Famous Players-Lasky Corp.
Distribution Company
Paramount Pictures
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Sound
Silent
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.33 : 1
Film Length
8,443ft (9 reels)

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Trivia

Leatrice Joy did all her own stunt work, including driving the Kissel automobile across the 150 foot (46 metres) tall Arroyo Seco railway trestle.