The Little Accident


1h 22m 1930

Film Details

Release Date
Sep 1, 1930
Premiere Information
New York premiere: 1 Aug 1930
Production Company
Universal Pictures
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the play The Little Accident by Floyd Dell, Thomas Mitchell, Floyd Dell (New York, 9 Oct 1928) An Unmarried Father .

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 22m
Sound
Mono (Western Electric Sound System)
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.33 : 1
Film Length
7,897ft (9 reels)

Synopsis

On the day before his scheduled marriage to Madge, Norman Overbeck receives a letter from a maternity hospital in Chicago, and later he learns that he is the father of a 3-week-old boy. He suddenly leaves for Chicago, confiding in his friend Gilbert that a year ago he secretly married Isabel Drury in Boston and that she had the marriage annulled. Arriving at the hospital, Norman is subjected to a physical examination; in a reception room he meets Hicks, an expectant father, and Rudolpho, who is waiting to take home his wife and child. Norman denounces Isabel for letting the child out for adoption, and through a ruse, he kidnaps his own child and engages Monica, a wet nurse, to care for it. Monica offers to marry him, then Isabel changes her mind about adoption and demands her child. Matters are further complicated by the arrival of Madge; after much disputation, Norman and Isabel decide to start again.

Film Details

Release Date
Sep 1, 1930
Premiere Information
New York premiere: 1 Aug 1930
Production Company
Universal Pictures
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the play The Little Accident by Floyd Dell, Thomas Mitchell, Floyd Dell (New York, 9 Oct 1928) An Unmarried Father .

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 22m
Sound
Mono (Western Electric Sound System)
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.33 : 1
Film Length
7,897ft (9 reels)

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