The Laughing Lady


1h 17m 1929

Film Details

Release Date
Dec 28, 1929
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Paramount Famous Lasky Corp.
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the play The Laughing Lady, a Comedy in Three Acts by Alfred Sutro (London, 1922).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 17m
Sound
Mono (Western Electric Sound System)
Color
Black and White
Film Length
7,200ft (8 reels)

Synopsis

At a Southampton beach resort, Mrs. Hector Lee, known as Marjorie, is rescued from drowning by Dugan, the lifeguard; meanwhile, her husband, Hector, is attending a business meeting at a New York bank headed by Daniel Farr, a brilliant corporation attorney. That evening Dugan, buoyed by his friends' remarks and intoxicated, enters Marjorie's room, clad in pajamas, and is seen by the housekeeper trying to make love to her. Marjorie is dismissed from the hotel without any explanation, and a newspaper story spreads the attendant scandal. Hector, reading of the incident, decides on an immediate divorce, turning the case over to Farr. In the divorce court, Farr presents her as a depraved woman, unfit to care for her child. Marjorie refuses to defend herself, and subsequently she is dropped by all her society friends. Marjorie seeks revenge on Farr, but he becomes sympathetic after learning that Hector had been seeing another woman secretly, and ultimately they find happiness together.

Film Details

Release Date
Dec 28, 1929
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Paramount Famous Lasky Corp.
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the play The Laughing Lady, a Comedy in Three Acts by Alfred Sutro (London, 1922).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 17m
Sound
Mono (Western Electric Sound System)
Color
Black and White
Film Length
7,200ft (8 reels)

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