A Society Scandal (1924)

Drama | 24 March 1924

Director:

Allan Dwan

Writer:

Forrest Halsey

Producer:

Allan Dwan

Cinematographer:

Harold Rosson

Production Company:

Famous Players-Lasky Corp.
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HISTORY

According to the Mar—Aug 1924 issue of Picture-Play Magazine, production was completed under the working title The Laughing Lady, taken from the 1922 Alfred Sutro play upon which the film is based.
       In 1929, the Paramount Famous Lasky Corp. remade the picture as a “talkie” starring Ruth Chatterton in the leading ... More Less

According to the Mar—Aug 1924 issue of Picture-Play Magazine, production was completed under the working title The Laughing Lady, taken from the 1922 Alfred Sutro play upon which the film is based.
       In 1929, the Paramount Famous Lasky Corp. remade the picture as a “talkie” starring Ruth Chatterton in the leading role. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Picture-Play Magazine
Mar--Aug 1924
p. 32.
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
The Laughing Lady
Release Date:
24 March 1924
Copyright Claimant:
Famous Players-Lasky Corp.
Copyright Date:
19 March 1924
Copyright Number:
LP20003
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
6,857
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Hector Colbert sues his wife Marjorie for a divorce after Peters, an admirer of Marjorie, deliberately compromises her. Colbert's lawyer, Daniel Farr, believing that Marjorie's behavior was wrong, gets the divorce, but he ruins the reputation of a fun-loving woman who was simply bored with her husband. Later, she and Farr meet; she plots a revenge against the lawyer but confesses her fabrication when she realizes that she loves ... +


Hector Colbert sues his wife Marjorie for a divorce after Peters, an admirer of Marjorie, deliberately compromises her. Colbert's lawyer, Daniel Farr, believing that Marjorie's behavior was wrong, gets the divorce, but he ruins the reputation of a fun-loving woman who was simply bored with her husband. Later, she and Farr meet; she plots a revenge against the lawyer but confesses her fabrication when she realizes that she loves him. +

GENRE
Genre:
Sub-genre:
Society


Subject
Subject (Major):

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

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