The First Night (1927)

Romantic comedy | 1 January 1927

Director:

Richard Thorpe

Writer:

Frederica Sagor

Cinematographers:

Mack Stengler, Milton Moore

Editor:

James McKay

Production Designer:

Edwin B. Willis

Production Company:

Tiffany-Stahl Productions, Inc.
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SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
6 Mar 1927.
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Variety
9 Feb 1927
p. 16.
DETAILS
Release Date:
1 January 1927
Copyright Claimant:
Tiffany Productions, Inc.
Copyright Date:
3 February 1927
Copyright Number:
LP23630
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
5,500
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Following the announcement of her engagement to Dr. Richard Bard, Doris Frazer receives a letter from Jack White, to whom she was formerly engaged, threatening to prevent her marriage; and Mimi, an adventuress, calls on Dr. Bard with proof that he married her in France. Consequently, Doris and Richard decide to elope and are married. Complications ensue when Mrs. Cleveland, one of the doctor's patients, feigns sickness, and when Mimi arrives to claim the doctor as her husband. It is revealed, however, that Mimi is actually Jack White, Doris' ex-fiancé, in female attire. Doris and Dick admit their former affairs and swear their mutual ... +


Following the announcement of her engagement to Dr. Richard Bard, Doris Frazer receives a letter from Jack White, to whom she was formerly engaged, threatening to prevent her marriage; and Mimi, an adventuress, calls on Dr. Bard with proof that he married her in France. Consequently, Doris and Richard decide to elope and are married. Complications ensue when Mrs. Cleveland, one of the doctor's patients, feigns sickness, and when Mimi arrives to claim the doctor as her husband. It is revealed, however, that Mimi is actually Jack White, Doris' ex-fiancé, in female attire. Doris and Dick admit their former affairs and swear their mutual devotion. +

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