Sweet Kitty Bellairs (1916)

Drama | 22 May 1916

Director:

James Young

Writer:

James Young

Production Designer:

Wilfred Buckland
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HISTORY

Sweet Kitty Bellairs was the first film directed by James Young for the Jesse L. Lasky Feature Play Co. The film was remade by Warner Bros. in 1930, with Alfred E. Green directing and Claudia Dell starring (See ... More Less

Sweet Kitty Bellairs was the first film directed by James Young for the Jesse L. Lasky Feature Play Co. The film was remade by Warner Bros. in 1930, with Alfred E. Green directing and Claudia Dell starring (See Entry). More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Motog
3 Jun 16
p. 1280.
Motog
25 Mar 16
p. 727.
MPN
3 Jun 16
p. 3425.
MPW
23 Dec 16
p. 1759.
New York Times
22 May 16
p. 20.
NYDM
27 May 16
p. 34.
Variety
19 May 16
p. 20.
Wid's
25 May 16
p. 599.
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LITERARY
Based on the play Sweet Kitty Bellairs by David Belasco (New York, 9 Dec 1903), which was based on the novel The Bath Comedy by Agnes and Egerton Castle (London, 1900).
DETAILS
Release Date:
22 May 1916
Copyright Claimant:
Jesse L. Lasky Feature Play Co.
Copyright Date:
6 May 1916
Copyright Number:
LP8240
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

The Innskilling Regiment from Dublin, Ireland arrives in Bath, England and is met by the 51st Regiment. Kitty Bellairs, a mischievous, flirtatious Irish beauty is the toast of the 51st, and when the Dublin Regiment arrives, their lieutenant, Lord Verney falls in love with her as well. Lady Julia, Kitty's friend, is heartbroken over her husband, Sir Jasper's affair with Lady Barbara. Kitty's advice is for Julia to make him jealous. After Sir Jasper, thinking that Verney is trifling with Julia, challenges him to a duel, both Kitty and Julia go to Verney's apartment to prevent a confrontation. Kitty helps Julia to escape and takes the blame for being discovered in Verney's room. Being found in a compromising situation results in Kitty being snubbed at a ball given by Bath society. Lady Julia eventually straightens everything out and Lt. Verney goes off to war knowing that Kitty truly loves ... +


The Innskilling Regiment from Dublin, Ireland arrives in Bath, England and is met by the 51st Regiment. Kitty Bellairs, a mischievous, flirtatious Irish beauty is the toast of the 51st, and when the Dublin Regiment arrives, their lieutenant, Lord Verney falls in love with her as well. Lady Julia, Kitty's friend, is heartbroken over her husband, Sir Jasper's affair with Lady Barbara. Kitty's advice is for Julia to make him jealous. After Sir Jasper, thinking that Verney is trifling with Julia, challenges him to a duel, both Kitty and Julia go to Verney's apartment to prevent a confrontation. Kitty helps Julia to escape and takes the blame for being discovered in Verney's room. Being found in a compromising situation results in Kitty being snubbed at a ball given by Bath society. Lady Julia eventually straightens everything out and Lt. Verney goes off to war knowing that Kitty truly loves him. +

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