The Marriage Playground


1h 10m 1929

Film Details

Release Date
Dec 21, 1929
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Paramount Famous Lasky Corp.
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the novel The Children by Edith Wharton (New York, 1928).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 10m
Sound
Mono (Western Electric Sound System), Silent
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.20 : 1
Film Length
7,182ft (9 reels)

Synopsis

Joyce and Cliffe Wheater, a much-divorced American couple, leave their seven children to fend for themselves as they tour the smart resorts of Europe. Judith, the eldest, takes care of the group. Martin Boyne, an American tourist, meets Judith and the children at the Lido and remembers that he knew their father in America; attracted to Judith, he is quick to sympathize with the problems of the children. Although he is the way to Switzerland to meet Rose Sellers, his fiancée, Martin delays the trip to help the children through a crisis that threatens to separate them. When he leaves, Judith despairs, feeling that he regards her as only a child, and she decides to take the children to Switzerland; there Martin realizes he loves her, and when Wheater, repenting of his neglect, telephones him to bring the children back, Martin declares that he is marrying Judith and will himself care for the children.

Film Details

Release Date
Dec 21, 1929
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Paramount Famous Lasky Corp.
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the novel The Children by Edith Wharton (New York, 1928).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 10m
Sound
Mono (Western Electric Sound System), Silent
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.20 : 1
Film Length
7,182ft (9 reels)

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