Children of Divorce (1927)

72 mins | Melodrama | 2 April 1927

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HISTORY

The 6 Oct 1926 Var announced that the forthcoming picture, Children of Divorce, based on Owen Johnson’s 1927 novel of the same name, would be directed by Frank Lloyd for Famous Players-Lasky Corp. On 13 Nov 1926, Moving Picture World reported that Adela Rogers St. Johns was hired to write the screen adaptation, although she was not listed in reviews.
       The 30 Nov 1926 FD stated that production would begin before the end of the year, at Paramount Studios in Hollywood, CA. Principal photography began on 1 Dec 1928, as reported in the 23 Dec 1928 FD. The Jan 1927 Photoplay identified Frank Lloyd's film as Children of the Dust.
       The 17 Feb 1927 FD announced that Frank Lloyd was currently “putting finishing touches” on the picture, and that he had terminated his contract with Famous Players-Lasky.
       According to the 2 Mar 1927 Var, retakes of Children of Divorce were being filmed by director Josef von ... More Less

The 6 Oct 1926 Var announced that the forthcoming picture, Children of Divorce, based on Owen Johnson’s 1927 novel of the same name, would be directed by Frank Lloyd for Famous Players-Lasky Corp. On 13 Nov 1926, Moving Picture World reported that Adela Rogers St. Johns was hired to write the screen adaptation, although she was not listed in reviews.
       The 30 Nov 1926 FD stated that production would begin before the end of the year, at Paramount Studios in Hollywood, CA. Principal photography began on 1 Dec 1928, as reported in the 23 Dec 1928 FD. The Jan 1927 Photoplay identified Frank Lloyd's film as Children of the Dust.
       The 17 Feb 1927 FD announced that Frank Lloyd was currently “putting finishing touches” on the picture, and that he had terminated his contract with Famous Players-Lasky.
       According to the 2 Mar 1927 Var, retakes of Children of Divorce were being filmed by director Josef von Sternberg. More Less

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS
SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
30 Nov 1926
p. 3.
Film Daily
23 Dec 1926
p. 2.
Film Daily
17 Feb 1927
p. 2.
Film Daily
24 Apr 1927.
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Motion Picture News
4 Dec 1926
p. 2152.
Moving Picture World
13 Nov 1926
p. 84.
Moving Picture World
4 Dec 1926
p. 346.
New York Times
26 Apr 1927
p. 33.
Photoplay
Jan 1927
p. 100.
Variety
6 Oct 1926
p. 43.
Variety
27 Oct 1926
p. 60.
Variety
11 Jan 1927
p. 8.
Variety
2 Mar 1927
p. 35.
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
Children of the Dust
Release Date:
2 April 1927
Production Date:
began 1 December 1926
Copyright Claimant:
Famous Players-Lasky Corp.
Copyright Date:
2 April 1927
Copyright Number:
LP23820
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
72
Length(in feet):
6,662 , 6,871
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Jean Waddington, a childhood friend of Ted Larrabee, later falls in love with him. As he is, like her, the product of a broken home and the child of a dissolute and irresponsible father, Jean tells him he must prove himself before she will accept his marriage offer. Ted opens an office, but when their mutual friend, Kitty, gives a wild party in the building, he forgets business. Prince Ludovico de Sfax, in the charge of his guardian, the Duke de Gondreville, is attracted to Kitty, but the duke forbids his having an affair with her because of her poverty. One evening, on a drunken spree, Ted and Kitty get married, and, heartbroken, Jean goes to Europe. Later, Kitty and Ted arrive with their child and the prince's love is revived. Realizing that no bond of affection exists between her and Ted, Kitty takes poison, and Ted is reunited with ... +


Jean Waddington, a childhood friend of Ted Larrabee, later falls in love with him. As he is, like her, the product of a broken home and the child of a dissolute and irresponsible father, Jean tells him he must prove himself before she will accept his marriage offer. Ted opens an office, but when their mutual friend, Kitty, gives a wild party in the building, he forgets business. Prince Ludovico de Sfax, in the charge of his guardian, the Duke de Gondreville, is attracted to Kitty, but the duke forbids his having an affair with her because of her poverty. One evening, on a drunken spree, Ted and Kitty get married, and, heartbroken, Jean goes to Europe. Later, Kitty and Ted arrive with their child and the prince's love is revived. Realizing that no bond of affection exists between her and Ted, Kitty takes poison, and Ted is reunited with Jean. +

GENRE
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Sub-genre:
Society


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AFI Life Achievement Award

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