Manslaughter


1h 25m 1930

Film Details

Release Date
Aug 9, 1930
Premiere Information
New York premiere: 23 Jul 1930
Production Company
Paramount-Publix Corp.
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the novel Manslaughter by Alice Duer Miller (New York, 1921).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 25m
Sound
Mono (Western Electric Sound System)
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.20 : 1
Film Length
7,954ft (10 reels)

Synopsis

Lydia Thorne, a spoiled and selfish girl of wealth and position, meets Dan O'Bannon, a serious-minded district attorney, but their growing affection is disturbed by her thoughtlessness in speeding on the road and by a petty theft involving her maid, Evans. While being chased by a policeman for speeding, she causes the officer to be killed, and despite the efforts of an able defense lawyer, she is convicted of manslaughter and vows vengeance against O'Bannon. Prison discipline awakens her dormant kindness and generosity; meanwhile, O'Bannon resigns his position and leads an aimless, wild life, but eventually he manages to pull himself together. Released from prison, Lydia demands that O'Bannon's new employer discharge him. O'Bannon protests, claiming that he still loves her; and though she sends him away, later she finds happiness in his arms.

Film Details

Release Date
Aug 9, 1930
Premiere Information
New York premiere: 23 Jul 1930
Production Company
Paramount-Publix Corp.
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the novel Manslaughter by Alice Duer Miller (New York, 1921).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 25m
Sound
Mono (Western Electric Sound System)
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.20 : 1
Film Length
7,954ft (10 reels)

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Notes

This was a remake of the 1922 film of the same title. In 1931, Paramount released Spanish, French, German and Swedish-language versions of this film: see entry for La incorregible.