Josselyn's Wife (1926)

Melodrama | 15 November 1926

Director:

Richard Thorpe

Writer:

Agnes Parsons

Cinematographers:

Mack Stengler, Milton Moore

Editor:

Harold Young

Production Designer:

Edwin B. Willis

Production Company:

Tiffany Productions, Inc.
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HISTORY

An earlier adaptation of Kathleen Norris' novel was filmed in 1919. Also entitled Josselyn's Wife , the 1919 B-B production was directed by Howard Hickman and starred Bessie Barriscale and Nigel Barrie (see ... More Less

An earlier adaptation of Kathleen Norris' novel was filmed in 1919. Also entitled Josselyn's Wife , the 1919 B-B production was directed by Howard Hickman and starred Bessie Barriscale and Nigel Barrie (see entry). More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
14 Nov 1926.
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Variety
17 Nov 1926
p. 16.
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LITERARY
Based on the novel Josselyn's Wife by Kathleen Norris (New York, 1918).
DETAILS
Release Date:
15 November 1926
Copyright Claimant:
Tiffany Productions, Inc.
Copyright Date:
9 November 1926
Copyright Number:
LP23316
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
5,800
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

After 6 months of marital bliss, Lillian Josselyn is filled with dread at the return of Pierre Marchand, her former lover, who left her to marry Ellen Latimer. When Pierre and Ellen visit the Josselyn home, Pierre tries to revive his former love; and Ellen, suspecting her husband of having an affair with Flo, a dancer, encourages the attentions of Arthur, a friend of Pierre's. Lillian reluctantly agrees to pose at Pierre's studio for a portrait but leaves when he attempts to force his attentions on her; to keep him from revealing her past, however, she returns to his studio, from which at length she is rescued by her husband. When Pierre is reported murdered, Lillian confesses, thinking she killed him; her husband confesses to the crime at the trial, but the judge discloses an admission of guilt made by Flo just before her ... +


After 6 months of marital bliss, Lillian Josselyn is filled with dread at the return of Pierre Marchand, her former lover, who left her to marry Ellen Latimer. When Pierre and Ellen visit the Josselyn home, Pierre tries to revive his former love; and Ellen, suspecting her husband of having an affair with Flo, a dancer, encourages the attentions of Arthur, a friend of Pierre's. Lillian reluctantly agrees to pose at Pierre's studio for a portrait but leaves when he attempts to force his attentions on her; to keep him from revealing her past, however, she returns to his studio, from which at length she is rescued by her husband. When Pierre is reported murdered, Lillian confesses, thinking she killed him; her husband confesses to the crime at the trial, but the judge discloses an admission of guilt made by Flo just before her death. +

GENRE
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Sub-genre:
Domestic


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