Compromised


55m 1931

Film Details

Also Known As
We Three
Release Date
Dec 5, 1931
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
First National Pictures, Inc.
Distribution Company
First National Pictures, Inc.; The Vitaphone Corp.
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the play Compromised by Edith Fitzgerald (production undetermined).

Technical Specs

Duration
55m
Sound
Mono
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.37 : 1
Film Length
7 reels

Synopsis

Stella, an illegitimate child, works as a maid in Mrs. Munsey's boardinghouse. One of the boarders is Sidney Brock, the son of the owner of Brock Mills. He is engaged to Connie Holt, a woman of his own social class, but she tires of waiting for him to advance in business and visits him at the boardinghouse to announce her engagement to another man. Stunned, Sidney gets drunk and Stella takes care of him. Awakened by Sidney's drunken speech, Mrs. Munsey finds Stella in Sidney's arms and accuses her of being just like her mother. To protect her, Sidney tells Mrs. Munsey that they are going to be married. Sidney's father deeply disapproves of the marriage, but at first, Stella and Sidney are happy. After the couple has a child, Sandy, Mr. Brock relents and invites the family to live with him at the Brock mansion in Boston. Stella is unhappy there because she sees Brock winning Sidney and Sandy away from her. Connie returns to Boston with a Paris divorce and plans to lure Sidney back. She stops Sidney, who is in a hurry to return home for a picnic with Stella and Sandy, and asks him to drive her home. Brock, having seen them leave, tells Stella that Sidney is at Connie's apartment. In the meantime, Sidney calls his house to tell Stella he will be late but learns that Stella has already left. At the apartment, Connie's behavior leads Stella to believe that Sidney is there. She returns home to tell Brock that she will get a Reno divorce as he wishes, leaving Sidney free to marry Connie, but Sidney arrives in time to stop his father's machinations. He tells Stella that he loves her and only her and that they will never be separated.

Film Details

Also Known As
We Three
Release Date
Dec 5, 1931
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
First National Pictures, Inc.
Distribution Company
First National Pictures, Inc.; The Vitaphone Corp.
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the play Compromised by Edith Fitzgerald (production undetermined).

Technical Specs

Duration
55m
Sound
Mono
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.37 : 1
Film Length
7 reels

Quotes

Trivia

This film is presumed lost. Please check your attic.

Notes

The film's pre-release title was We Three. This was also the release title in Britain. According to Film Daily, the film was originally to star Dolores Costello, but Loretta Young was substituted. Rose Hobart took over from Young, who was cast in Upper Underworld. Adolfi then took over direction from John Francis Dillon. Sources variously call Hobart's character Stella or Ann. Film Daily credits Waldemar Young with the adaptation and Florence Ryerson with the dialogue.