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The film also was known as The Social Exile . First National released another adapation of Zoë Akins' novel in 1929. That film, entitled Her Private Life (see entry), was a sound and dialogue picture directed by Alexander Korda and starred Billie Dove and Walter ... More Less

The film also was known as The Social Exile . First National released another adapation of Zoë Akins' novel in 1929. That film, entitled Her Private Life (see entry), was a sound and dialogue picture directed by Alexander Korda and starred Billie Dove and Walter Pidgeon. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Exhibitors Trade Review
11 Apr 1925
p. 51.
Film Daily
5 Apr 1925.
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New York Times
23 Mar 1925
p. 14.
Variety
25 Mar 1925
p. 36.
DETAILS
Alternate Titles:
The social exile
Declassee
Release Date:
12 April 1925
Premiere Information:
New York opening: 22 March 1925
Copyright Claimant:
Corinne Griffith Productions, Inc.
Copyright Date:
20 March 1925
Copyright Number:
LP21250
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
7,733
Length(in reels):
8
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Lady Helen Haden, the last of the impulsive Varicks, is married to Sir Bruce Haden, a brute who treats her shamefully. She falls in love with Ned Thayer, a young American, but refuses to divorce her husband beause of the attendant scandal and disgrace. Sir Bruce gains possession of a love letter written to Ned by Lady Helen and divorces her. Ned goes to Africa, and Lady Helen comes to the United States, where she encounters Rudolph Solomon, an art collector who wants her to become his mistress. The noblewoman at first refuses, but when her money runs out, she agrees to the proposal and attends a party at his home. Ned, who has learned of the divorce, comes looking for Helen and meets her at Solomon's party. Lady Helen is so humiliated and ashamed that she rushes from the house and throws herself in front of an automobile. She is not badly injured, and Ned reaffirms his love for ... +


Lady Helen Haden, the last of the impulsive Varicks, is married to Sir Bruce Haden, a brute who treats her shamefully. She falls in love with Ned Thayer, a young American, but refuses to divorce her husband beause of the attendant scandal and disgrace. Sir Bruce gains possession of a love letter written to Ned by Lady Helen and divorces her. Ned goes to Africa, and Lady Helen comes to the United States, where she encounters Rudolph Solomon, an art collector who wants her to become his mistress. The noblewoman at first refuses, but when her money runs out, she agrees to the proposal and attends a party at his home. Ned, who has learned of the divorce, comes looking for Helen and meets her at Solomon's party. Lady Helen is so humiliated and ashamed that she rushes from the house and throws herself in front of an automobile. She is not badly injured, and Ned reaffirms his love for her. +

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Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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