A Lady Surrenders


1h 42m 1930

Brief Synopsis

A wealthy industrialist's wife gets into a big argument with him; to cool off, she goes on an ocean trip. He thinks she's left him for good, so he marries another woman. When his first wife returns, complications ensue.

Film Details

Release Date
Oct 6, 1930
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Universal Pictures
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the novel Sincerity, a Story of Our Time by John Erskine (Indianapolis, 1929).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 42m
Sound
Mono (Western Electric Sound System)
Color
Black and White
Film Length
8,485ft (10 reels)

Synopsis

Manufacturer Winthrop Beauvel is married to Isabel, a successful novelist who is bored with her husband and is the pseudonymous author of a bitter tract on marriage. Winthrop reads the article, writes the author, and arranges to discuss it with her. Isabel asks her friend Mary to pose as the author and discuss the article with Winthrop. He is forced to spend the night in a hotel because of a rainstorm, and Isabel accuses him of unfaithfulness, using the incident as an excuse for a European divorce. En route, she meets Carl Vaudry, a flirt, and falls in love with him; on the day the divorce is to be granted, Vaudry jilts her, whereupon she drops the case and returns home. Meanwhile, Winthrop, thinking himself free, marries Mary. Following a violent encounter between the two women, Mary attempts suicide by throwing herself in front of a car; Isabel, realizing her seriousness, agrees to a bona fide divorce.

Film Details

Release Date
Oct 6, 1930
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Universal Pictures
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the novel Sincerity, a Story of Our Time by John Erskine (Indianapolis, 1929).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 42m
Sound
Mono (Western Electric Sound System)
Color
Black and White
Film Length
8,485ft (10 reels)

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