Modern Love (1929)

71 mins | Comedy-drama | 21 July 1929

Director:

Arch Heath

Cinematographer:

Jerome Ash

Production Company:

Universal Pictures Corp.
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BIBLIOGRAPHIC SOURCES
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Variety
24 Jul 1929
p. 35.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
PRODUCTION TEXT
Universal-Jewel
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
PRODUCER
WRITERS
Story
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
DETAILS
Release Date:
21 July 1929
Premiere Information:
New York opening: 19 July 1929
Copyright Claimant:
Universal Pictures Corp.
Copyright Date:
22 June 1929
Copyright Number:
LP496
Physical Properties:
Silent with sound sequences
Talking seq by Movietone
Black and White
Sound, also silent
Also si; 5,730 ft.
Duration(in mins):
71
Length(in feet):
6,501
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Language:
English
SYNOPSIS

Patricia Brown, a designer for an exclusive dressmaking concern, wants to marry John Jones and at the same time keep her well-paying position. Although John has set ideas about woman's place being in the home and is against secret weddings, his code of ethics is forgotten when Patricia persuades him to marry and keep separate homes. All goes well until Patricia meets Renault, the owner of the firm, who has come to the United States for the first time; finding her ideas and personality to his liking, he offers her a trip to Europe to further her design techniques. When John is forced to act as butler at a dinner party given for Renault, Patricia decides to give up her job; but when the factory experiences a crisis, she changes her mind. After bidding her farewell, John comes across her sketches of women's fashions, shows them to the officials, and as a result wins a vacation; Patricia meanwhile has decided to return to ... +


Patricia Brown, a designer for an exclusive dressmaking concern, wants to marry John Jones and at the same time keep her well-paying position. Although John has set ideas about woman's place being in the home and is against secret weddings, his code of ethics is forgotten when Patricia persuades him to marry and keep separate homes. All goes well until Patricia meets Renault, the owner of the firm, who has come to the United States for the first time; finding her ideas and personality to his liking, he offers her a trip to Europe to further her design techniques. When John is forced to act as butler at a dinner party given for Renault, Patricia decides to give up her job; but when the factory experiences a crisis, she changes her mind. After bidding her farewell, John comes across her sketches of women's fashions, shows them to the officials, and as a result wins a vacation; Patricia meanwhile has decided to return to him. +

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Subject

Legend
Viewed by AFI
Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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