A Lady in Love (1920)

Drama | 30 May 1920

Director:

Walter Edwards

Writer:

Alice Eyton

Production Designer:

Wilfred Buckland

Production Company:

Famous Players-Lasky Corp.
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HISTORY

Paramount studio records indicate that C. H. Geldart played George Sedgewick and that Ernest Joy played Gilbert Rhodes, but contemporary reviews list Geldart in the role of Rhodes and Joy in the role of Sedgewick. Reviews also deviate from the studio records in calling Boyd Irwin's character Burton, not Barton, ... More Less

Paramount studio records indicate that C. H. Geldart played George Sedgewick and that Ernest Joy played Gilbert Rhodes, but contemporary reviews list Geldart in the role of Rhodes and Joy in the role of Sedgewick. Reviews also deviate from the studio records in calling Boyd Irwin's character Burton, not Barton, Sedgewick. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
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DATE
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ETR
29 May 20
p. 2966.
MPN
22 May 20
p. 4545.
MPW
29 May 20
p. 1238.
Variety
9 Jul 20
p. 26.
Wid's
23 May 20
p. 19.
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LITERARY
Based on the play A Lady in Love by Harriet Ford, Caroline Duer (production undetermined).
DETAILS
Release Date:
30 May 1920
Copyright Claimant:
Famous Players-Lasky Corp.
Copyright Date:
3 May 1920
Copyright Number:
LP15110
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
4,607
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

After Barbara Martin, a naïve young convent girl, elopes with her guardian's degenerate brother, Barton Sedgewick, she discovers that Barton already has a wife and child. Barton then deserts both wives, leaving Barbara to turn to her guardian George Sedgewick for advice. George advises an immediate divorce, but Barbara takes no action until she meets John Brent and falls in love. Upon requesting that George arrange her divorce from Barton, Barbara discovers that Brent is her guardian's lawyer. Panicked for fear of Brent discovering her marriage, Barbara's quandary is resolved when she discovers Barton in his partner Rhodes' apartment. Through Barton's carelessness, Barbara is able to obtain documents which prove that his first marriage was valid, thereby nullifying their marriage and freeing her to marry ... +


After Barbara Martin, a naïve young convent girl, elopes with her guardian's degenerate brother, Barton Sedgewick, she discovers that Barton already has a wife and child. Barton then deserts both wives, leaving Barbara to turn to her guardian George Sedgewick for advice. George advises an immediate divorce, but Barbara takes no action until she meets John Brent and falls in love. Upon requesting that George arrange her divorce from Barton, Barbara discovers that Brent is her guardian's lawyer. Panicked for fear of Brent discovering her marriage, Barbara's quandary is resolved when she discovers Barton in his partner Rhodes' apartment. Through Barton's carelessness, Barbara is able to obtain documents which prove that his first marriage was valid, thereby nullifying their marriage and freeing her to marry Brent. +

GENRE
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Sub-genre:
Society


Subject
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Legend
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AFI Life Achievement Award

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