The Unchastened Woman


52m 1925

Brief Synopsis

When she goes to tell her husband Hubert that she is expecting a child, Caroline Knollys finds him in the arms of another woman. Caroline leaves him and, not telling him of her pregnancy, runs off to Europe where she has her child and becomes the toast of European society. Then she returns to settle with her husband once and for all.

Film Details

Release Date
Nov 15, 1925
Premiere Information
Houston premiere: ca4--11 Oct 1925
Production Company
Chadwick Pictures
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the play The Unchastened Woman by Louis K. Anspacher (New York, 9 Oct 1915).

Technical Specs

Duration
52m
Sound
Silent
Color
Black and White
Film Length
6,800ft (7 reels)

Synopsis

Caroline Knollys is about to tell her husband, Hubert, that she is pregnant when she discovers him in the arms of his secretary, Emily Madden. Determined to teach him a lesson, she does not tell him of her condition but goes off to Europe and leaves Hubert in the care of Emily. She has the baby, but this does not prevent her from becoming the most discussed woman on the Continent. Hubert becomes jealous, especially when she returns home in the company of young architect Lawrence Sanbury, whom she is sponsoring. Tired of Emily, Hubert repents, but Caroline is obdurate. He pays Caroline an unexpected visit, hoping to discover evidence for a divorce. Instead, he is presented with his son, and the couple are reconciled.

Film Details

Release Date
Nov 15, 1925
Premiere Information
Houston premiere: ca4--11 Oct 1925
Production Company
Chadwick Pictures
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the play The Unchastened Woman by Louis K. Anspacher (New York, 9 Oct 1915).

Technical Specs

Duration
52m
Sound
Silent
Color
Black and White
Film Length
6,800ft (7 reels)

Quotes

Trivia

One of only two Theda Bara films that still exists, the other being Fool There Was, A (1915).

Notes

An earlier film adaptation of Louis Kaufman Anspacher's play was produced in 1918. That film, also entitled The Unchastened Woman, was directed by William Humphrey and starred Grace Valentine.(see AFI Catalog of Feature Films, 1911-20).