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For information on other versions of the Victorien Sardou and Émile de Najac's play, please consult the entry below for the 1918 Famous Players-Lasky film Let's Get a Divorce. ... More Less

For information on other versions of the Victorien Sardou and Émile de Najac's play, please consult the entry below for the 1918 Famous Players-Lasky film Let's Get a Divorce. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Motog
18 Dec 15
p. 1306.
MPN
18 Dec 15
p. 86.
MPW
4 Dec 15
p. 1844.
MPW
16 Jan 15
p. 38.
NYDM
4 Dec 15
p. 32.
CAST
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LITERARY
Based on the play Divorçons by Victorien Sardou and Émile de Najac (Paris, 6 Dec 1880).
DETAILS
Release Date:
15 December 1915
Copyright Claimant:
Biograph Co.
Copyright Date:
8 December 1915
Copyright Number:
LP7177
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
4
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

When Henri Des Prunelles neglects his wife Cyprienne to undertake experiments in his laboratory, Cyprienne clandestinely meets her cousin, Count Adhemar de Gratinan, on the beach and falls in love with him. After catching them together, Henri nonchalantly states that he intends to give his wife up and discusses the new easy divorce law. When Cyprienne sees Madame de Brionee, a family friend, flirt with Henri, she jealously breaks off a dinner engagement between them and goes with Henri to dinner. After the count, displeased with Cyprienne's sudden indifference to him, gets Cyprienne's note that she left for her aunt's home, he finds the house but discovers that the aunt has been dead for years. The count is then mistaken for a highwayman and arrested. Madame de Brionee and Clavignac, another friend of Henri's, secure the count's release and take him to the cabaret restaurant where Henri and Cyprienne are dining. After overhearing Cyprienne's laughter in the next room, the count barges in and tries to have Henri arrested but is sent away by a ... +


When Henri Des Prunelles neglects his wife Cyprienne to undertake experiments in his laboratory, Cyprienne clandestinely meets her cousin, Count Adhemar de Gratinan, on the beach and falls in love with him. After catching them together, Henri nonchalantly states that he intends to give his wife up and discusses the new easy divorce law. When Cyprienne sees Madame de Brionee, a family friend, flirt with Henri, she jealously breaks off a dinner engagement between them and goes with Henri to dinner. After the count, displeased with Cyprienne's sudden indifference to him, gets Cyprienne's note that she left for her aunt's home, he finds the house but discovers that the aunt has been dead for years. The count is then mistaken for a highwayman and arrested. Madame de Brionee and Clavignac, another friend of Henri's, secure the count's release and take him to the cabaret restaurant where Henri and Cyprienne are dining. After overhearing Cyprienne's laughter in the next room, the count barges in and tries to have Henri arrested but is sent away by a policeman. +

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