People Will Talk


1h 7m 1935

Film Details

Release Date
May 24, 1935
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Paramount Productions, Inc.
Distribution Company
Paramount Productions, Inc.
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the short story "Kayo! Oke!" by Sophie Kerr in The Saturday Evening Post (2 Aug 1930) and the unpublished original story "Such a Lovely Couple" by F. Hugh Herbert.

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 7m
Sound
Mono
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.37 : 1
Film Length
7 reels

Synopsis

When Peggy Trask leaves her husband Bill on their first anniversary because of his attentions toward their neighbor Doris McBride, Peggy's parents, Ella and Henry, decide to stage their own fight over Doris in order to teach the children a lesson. Henry acts his part too well, however, and hurts Ella's feelings, and Ella forces him out of the house. On the street, Henry meets Doris, who has just had a fight with her husband Willis, and gives her a ride, and a nosey neighbor assumes the worst. Bill, meanwhile, urges Peggy to come home, but she rebuffs him, so he goes out with Doris in a new car that Henry has bought for Ella's birthday. When Willis sees Doris being let out of a new blue sedan, he asks the town car dealer who recently bought a sedan and is told that Henry did. Gossip spreads quickly that Doris and Henry are having an affair. Meanwhile, Ella engages two wrestlers as entertainment for a charity gala at the country club. Although Doris usually takes tickets, she is ostracized, and Henry commiserates with her in the coatroom by getting drunk on afternoon cocktails. They end up innocently passed out beneath a pile of minks on the coatroom couch and are caught by Willis, Ella and the ladies of the club. While Henry breakfasts with Bill, Peggy tells Ella that Henry is innocent. Doris then fetches Henry to explain to Willis, and Ella, seeing them together, sets her mind on divorce. Doris and Willis, however, are reconciled. At the wrestling match, Peggy finally makes up with Bill, and they scheme to save her parents' marriage. Henry, as referee of the match, gets tossed around and finally walks out and is kidnapped by detectives hired by Bill. Next, Ella is kidnapped and placed blindfolded in her new car with Henry and is driven to their house, where they are left alone. Henry soon discovers he can remove his blindfold and pretends to fend off the kidnappers to save his wife. Touched by his gallantry, Ella makes up with Henry, who happily shows her her birthday present.

Film Details

Release Date
May 24, 1935
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Paramount Productions, Inc.
Distribution Company
Paramount Productions, Inc.
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the short story "Kayo! Oke!" by Sophie Kerr in The Saturday Evening Post (2 Aug 1930) and the unpublished original story "Such a Lovely Couple" by F. Hugh Herbert.

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 7m
Sound
Mono
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.37 : 1
Film Length
7 reels

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