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The 14 Jan 1927 Motion Picture News reported that production began 3 Jan 1927.
       An earlier adaptation of the play was produced by the Jesse L. Lasky Company in 1915 under the title The Marriage of Kitty (See Entry). That film was directed by George Melford and starred Fannie Ward and Richard ... More Less

The 14 Jan 1927 Motion Picture News reported that production began 3 Jan 1927.
       An earlier adaptation of the play was produced by the Jesse L. Lasky Company in 1915 under the title The Marriage of Kitty (See Entry). That film was directed by George Melford and starred Fannie Ward and Richard Morris. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
14 Apr 1927.
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Motion Picture News
14 Jan 1927
p. 140.
New York Times
12 Apr 1927
p. 25.
Variety
13 Apr 1927
p. 18.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
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PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
PRODUCERS
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PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the play La passerelle by F. de Croisset (pseud. of Francis Wiener) and Fred de Gresac (Paris, Feb 1902), adapted into English as The Marriage of Kitty by Cosmo Gordon Lennox (London, 12 Aug 1902).
DETAILS
Release Date:
9 April 1927
Premiere Information:
New York opening: 9 April 1927
Production Date:
began 3 January 1927
Copyright Claimant:
Paramount Famous Lasky Corp.
Copyright Date:
2 April 1927
Copyright Number:
LP23860
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
58
Length(in feet):
6,199
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Sir Reginald Belsize's eccentric uncle dies leaving him his fortune on the condition that he give up Helen, with whom he is infatuated, and marry another girl within 24 hours. His lawyer, John Travers, who is also counselor for Katherine Silverton, at the moment in financial straits, proposes to marry Katherine to the Belsize fortune; Helen agrees to this arrangement provided that the girl, whom she has not seen, is less attractive than herself. Katherine, therefore, adopts a plain appearance, but on the train to Paris, Belsize discovers that she is a beautiful and cultured young lady. A wire from Travers informs him that a detective with a black moustache is following him, forcing him to make open demonstrations of affection to his bride; to complicate matters, Katherine hires eight men with black moustaches to follow them. The intrigue of Helen and Rafael, her former lover, is exposed after amusing complications, and Belsize and Katherine realize their mutual ... +


Sir Reginald Belsize's eccentric uncle dies leaving him his fortune on the condition that he give up Helen, with whom he is infatuated, and marry another girl within 24 hours. His lawyer, John Travers, who is also counselor for Katherine Silverton, at the moment in financial straits, proposes to marry Katherine to the Belsize fortune; Helen agrees to this arrangement provided that the girl, whom she has not seen, is less attractive than herself. Katherine, therefore, adopts a plain appearance, but on the train to Paris, Belsize discovers that she is a beautiful and cultured young lady. A wire from Travers informs him that a detective with a black moustache is following him, forcing him to make open demonstrations of affection to his bride; to complicate matters, Katherine hires eight men with black moustaches to follow them. The intrigue of Helen and Rafael, her former lover, is exposed after amusing complications, and Belsize and Katherine realize their mutual love. +

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