Women Love Diamonds (1927)

Melodrama | 12 February 1927

Director:

Edmund Goulding

Cinematographer:

Ray Binger

Editor:

Hugh Wynn

Production Company:

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Corp.
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HISTORY

The Jan 1927 Photoplay reported that Pauline Starke had replaced Mae Murray and Greta Garbo in Edmund Goulding's Diamond Handcuffs, the working title of Women Love Diamonds. The film bears no apparent relation to 1928's Diamond Handcuffs (see entry).
       The Var review incorrectly listed the film's title as Women Want Diamonds ... More Less

The Jan 1927 Photoplay reported that Pauline Starke had replaced Mae Murray and Greta Garbo in Edmund Goulding's Diamond Handcuffs, the working title of Women Love Diamonds. The film bears no apparent relation to 1928's Diamond Handcuffs (see entry).
       The Var review incorrectly listed the film's title as Women Want Diamonds . More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
17 Apr 1927.
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Los Angeles Times
12 Feb 1927.
p. A7.
Photoplay
Jan 1927
p. 100.
Variety
27 Apr 1927
p. 17.
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
Diamond Handcuffs
Release Date:
12 February 1927
Copyright Claimant:
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Distributing Corp.
Copyright Date:
2 March 1927
Copyright Number:
LP23716
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
6,365
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Mavis Ray, supported by Hugo Harlan, whom she believes to be her uncle, is attracted to young society man Jerry Croker-Kelley, and they plan to elope unless the "uncle" consents to their marriage. Harlan informs Jerry of the "unholy secret" of Mavis' parentage, and both he and the girl are disillusioned. Later, taking a liking to her chauffeur, Patrick Regan, Mavis is drawn to him by witnessing the death of his wife(?) when they are injured in an automobile accident. She cares for his children but considers herself unworthy of him. In a hysterical outburst, Mavis severs her ties to Harlan. Later, having become a taxicab driver, Regan finds her working as a hospital nurse, and they are happily ... +


Mavis Ray, supported by Hugo Harlan, whom she believes to be her uncle, is attracted to young society man Jerry Croker-Kelley, and they plan to elope unless the "uncle" consents to their marriage. Harlan informs Jerry of the "unholy secret" of Mavis' parentage, and both he and the girl are disillusioned. Later, taking a liking to her chauffeur, Patrick Regan, Mavis is drawn to him by witnessing the death of his wife(?) when they are injured in an automobile accident. She cares for his children but considers herself unworthy of him. In a hysterical outburst, Mavis severs her ties to Harlan. Later, having become a taxicab driver, Regan finds her working as a hospital nurse, and they are happily reconciled. +

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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