Wife of the Centaur (1924)

Drama | 1 December 1924

Director:

King Vidor

Writer:

Douglas Doty

Cinematographer:

John Arnold

Editor:

Hugh Wynn

Production Designer:

Cedric Gibbons

Production Company:

Metro-Goldwyn Pictures Corp.
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HISTORY

On 18 Nov 1923, FD announced that Metro-Goldwyn Pictures Co. had acquired film rights to Cyril Hume’s 1923 novel, Wife of the Centaur.
       According to the 4 Oct 1924 Moving Picture World, principal photography began late Sep 1924 at the Metro-Goldwyn back lot in Culver City, CA. Items in the 11 Oct 1924 and 18 Oct 1924 Exhibitors Trade Review indicated that opening sequences were shot first, followed by scenes at the Jacob Danziger Estate in Beverly Hills, CA. ... More Less

On 18 Nov 1923, FD announced that Metro-Goldwyn Pictures Co. had acquired film rights to Cyril Hume’s 1923 novel, Wife of the Centaur.
       According to the 4 Oct 1924 Moving Picture World, principal photography began late Sep 1924 at the Metro-Goldwyn back lot in Culver City, CA. Items in the 11 Oct 1924 and 18 Oct 1924 Exhibitors Trade Review indicated that opening sequences were shot first, followed by scenes at the Jacob Danziger Estate in Beverly Hills, CA.
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SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Exhibitors Trade Review
11 Oct 1924
p. 31.
Exhibitors Trade Review
18 Oct 1924
p. 39.
Film Daily
18 Nov 1923
p. 8.
Moving Picture World
4 Oct 1924
p. 415.
DETAILS
Release Date:
1 December 1924
Production Date:
began late September 1924
Copyright Claimant:
Metro-Goldwyn Pictures
Copyright Date:
12 December 1924
Copyright Number:
LP20909
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
6,586
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Jeffrey Dwyer, a gifted but neurotic novelist, is attracted to Joan Converse, a young and innocent girl, but neglects her when he meets the voluptuous Inez Martin. After a short, passionate affair, Inez discards Jeffrey in favor of Harry Todd, whom she marries; Jeffrey turns to drink and debauchery and no longer writes. When he realizes the waste and futility of his life, he marries Joan, rents a lodge in the mountains, and writes a second and successful novel. He and Joan are happy until Inez, whose marriage has failed, decides that she wants to resume her relationship with him. She rents a lodge near his, and Jeffrey, after a sharp conflict between the idealistic and the sensual in his nature, leaves a letter for Joan, telling her that he is deserting her, and goes to Inez. Quickly realizing, however, that his infatuation with Inez is over, he returns to Joan, who forgives him and gladly welcomes him home ... +


Jeffrey Dwyer, a gifted but neurotic novelist, is attracted to Joan Converse, a young and innocent girl, but neglects her when he meets the voluptuous Inez Martin. After a short, passionate affair, Inez discards Jeffrey in favor of Harry Todd, whom she marries; Jeffrey turns to drink and debauchery and no longer writes. When he realizes the waste and futility of his life, he marries Joan, rents a lodge in the mountains, and writes a second and successful novel. He and Joan are happy until Inez, whose marriage has failed, decides that she wants to resume her relationship with him. She rents a lodge near his, and Jeffrey, after a sharp conflict between the idealistic and the sensual in his nature, leaves a letter for Joan, telling her that he is deserting her, and goes to Inez. Quickly realizing, however, that his infatuation with Inez is over, he returns to Joan, who forgives him and gladly welcomes him home again. +

GENRE
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Sub-genre:
Domestic


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