Lilies of the Field (1930)

Melodrama | 5 January 1930

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HISTORY

In 1924, Associated First National produced a silent adaptation of the play, also entitled Lilies of the Field and starring Corinne Griffith, who co-starred with Conway Tearle under John Francis Dillon's direction (See Entry). The 1930 production was Griffith's first all dialogue ... More Less

In 1924, Associated First National produced a silent adaptation of the play, also entitled Lilies of the Field and starring Corinne Griffith, who co-starred with Conway Tearle under John Francis Dillon's direction (See Entry). The 1930 production was Griffith's first all dialogue film. More Less

CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
PRODUCER
WRITERS
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
DANCE
Dance dir
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the play Lilies of the Field by William Hurlbut (New York, 4 Oct 1921).
SONGS
"I'd Like To Be a Gypsy," words by Ned Washington, music by Michael H. Cleary.
DETAILS
Release Date:
5 January 1930
Copyright Claimant:
First National Pictures, Inc.
Copyright Date:
26 January 1930
Copyright Number:
LP1033
Physical Properties:
Sound
Vitaphone
Black and White
Sound, also silent
Also si.
Length(in feet):
5,979
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Innocent Mildred Harker is framed by her husband, Walter, in a divorce suit and loses custody of her child. Disillusioned and heartbroken, she takes up residence in a cheap hotel and becomes a showgirl at the New York Winter Palace Roof, where she meets a group of gold-digging "lilies." Ted Willing, a wealthy man-about-town, becomes her devoted admirer, but she is suspicious of accepting his financial help even when he mentions the whereabouts of her daughter. Later, she discovers that the child has forgotten her, and she accedes to Willing's proposal. During a party, she learns of her child's death, and, grief-striken, she rushes into the streets; she is fined for disorderly conduct, but Willing comes to the police station and she finds comfort in his ... +


Innocent Mildred Harker is framed by her husband, Walter, in a divorce suit and loses custody of her child. Disillusioned and heartbroken, she takes up residence in a cheap hotel and becomes a showgirl at the New York Winter Palace Roof, where she meets a group of gold-digging "lilies." Ted Willing, a wealthy man-about-town, becomes her devoted admirer, but she is suspicious of accepting his financial help even when he mentions the whereabouts of her daughter. Later, she discovers that the child has forgotten her, and she accedes to Willing's proposal. During a party, she learns of her child's death, and, grief-striken, she rushes into the streets; she is fined for disorderly conduct, but Willing comes to the police station and she finds comfort in his arms. +

GENRE
Genre:
Sub-genre:
Society


Subject

Legend
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Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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