Today (1930)

71 mins | Drama | 1 November 1930

Director:

William Nigh

Writer:

Seton I. Miller

Cinematographer:

James Wong Howe

Production Designer:

Albert D'Agostino

Production Company:

Majestic Pictures Co., Ltd.
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HISTORY

In the Var review, based on a New York City theatrical screening, the film ends after "Eve Warner" awakens to find that she has had a nightmare; giving "Fred" her jewels, she tells him he can have everything as long as she has ... More Less

In the Var review, based on a New York City theatrical screening, the film ends after "Eve Warner" awakens to find that she has had a nightmare; giving "Fred" her jewels, she tells him he can have everything as long as she has him. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
26 Oct 1930.
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New York Times
17 Nov 1930
p. 31.
Variety
19 Nov 1930
p. 28.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Asst dir
PRODUCERS
WRITER
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
ART DIRECTOR
SOUND
Rec eng
PRODUCTION MISC
Prod mgr
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the play Today by Abraham Schomer and George H. Broadhurst (New York, 6 Oct 1913).
DETAILS
Release Date:
1 November 1930
Copyright Claimant:
Majestic Pictures Co., Ltd.
Copyright Date:
7 November 1930
Copyright Number:
LP1709
Physical Properties:
Sound
RCA Photophone
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
71
Length(in feet):
6,660
Length(in reels):
8
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Although he is ruined financially, Fred Warner is confident that his wife, Eve, whom he loves dearly, will help him in his struggle to start a new life. Eve, however, addicted to a life of luxury, is terror-stricken at the prospect of poverty. Fred takes a position as a salesman of secondhand automobiles, and Eve becomes fretful in the drudgery of housework. When she goes shopping with Marian Garland, she meets Mrs. Farringdon, unaware that she operates a house of ill repute. Later, Eve incurs her husband's scorn by running up a big bill at the dressmaker's; but when she finds that Pierre is "understanding" with beautiful women, her bill is marked "Paid." Fred takes a new job as rental agent for apartments owned by Mr. Telka; and while waiting for Mrs. Farringdon to sign the lease on her apartment, he sees his wife's picture, and, in despair, makes an appointment to meet her there. Realizing the trick, she declares she no longer loves him, and Fred, driven to frenzy by her scoffing, kills her, then calls the ... +


Although he is ruined financially, Fred Warner is confident that his wife, Eve, whom he loves dearly, will help him in his struggle to start a new life. Eve, however, addicted to a life of luxury, is terror-stricken at the prospect of poverty. Fred takes a position as a salesman of secondhand automobiles, and Eve becomes fretful in the drudgery of housework. When she goes shopping with Marian Garland, she meets Mrs. Farringdon, unaware that she operates a house of ill repute. Later, Eve incurs her husband's scorn by running up a big bill at the dressmaker's; but when she finds that Pierre is "understanding" with beautiful women, her bill is marked "Paid." Fred takes a new job as rental agent for apartments owned by Mr. Telka; and while waiting for Mrs. Farringdon to sign the lease on her apartment, he sees his wife's picture, and, in despair, makes an appointment to meet her there. Realizing the trick, she declares she no longer loves him, and Fred, driven to frenzy by her scoffing, kills her, then calls the police. +

GENRE
Genre:
Sub-genre:
Society


Subject

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

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