Black Butterflies (1928)

63 mins | Drama | 31 August 1928

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SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
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Film Daily
14 Oct 1928.
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Variety
17 Oct 1928
p. 27.
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SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the novel Black Butterflies by Elizabeth Jordan (New York & London, 1927).
DETAILS
Release Date:
31 August 1928
Copyright Claimant:
Quality Distributing Corp.
Copyright Date:
7 July 1928
Copyright Number:
LP25433
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
63
Length(in feet):
6,216 , 6,220
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Dorinda, a wealthy flapper who scorns married life, becomes associated with a fast-moving group, the "Black Butterflies." Threatened with scandal, Dorinda chooses David Goddard, a struggling young law clerk, to marry her for $5,000 a year. After the wedding Goddard chafes under his false position, and they quarrel continuously when alone. Goddard's attempts to win her away from her companions fail. Dorinda is responsible for an automobile accident resulting in temporary blindness for Goddard and serious injuries for the other passengers; this catastrophe jars Dorinda to her senses. She quits the "Black Butterflies" and becomes David's earnest ... +


Dorinda, a wealthy flapper who scorns married life, becomes associated with a fast-moving group, the "Black Butterflies." Threatened with scandal, Dorinda chooses David Goddard, a struggling young law clerk, to marry her for $5,000 a year. After the wedding Goddard chafes under his false position, and they quarrel continuously when alone. Goddard's attempts to win her away from her companions fail. Dorinda is responsible for an automobile accident resulting in temporary blindness for Goddard and serious injuries for the other passengers; this catastrophe jars Dorinda to her senses. She quits the "Black Butterflies" and becomes David's earnest wife. +

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Sub-genre:
Society


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AFI Life Achievement Award

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