Jealousy (1929)

66 mins | Melodrama | 13 September 1929

Director:

Jean De Limur

Writer:

Eugene Walter

Cinematographer:

Alfred Gilks

Production Designer:

William N. Saulter

Production Company:

Paramount Famous Lasky Corp.
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HISTORY

According to a production directory in the 20 Apr 1929 Exhibitors Herald-World, the starting date for Jealousy was 7 Mar 1929. Anthony Bushell was listed as a cast member, but his name is not in credits.
       Jealousy was the last film of noted Broadway actress Jeanne Eagels (1890--1929), who died on 3 Oct 1929. Eagels, whose most famous Broadway role was "Sadie Thompson" in Rain also appeared in several motion pictures including The Letter (see entry), her first dialogue film, which opened in Mar 1929. The 1957 Columbia film Jeanne Eagels (see entry), directed by George Sidney and starring Kim Novak and Jeff Chandler, was a highly fictionalized biography of the actress. In Jeanne Eagels , the title of her final film was changed from Jealousy to Forever Young. ... More Less

According to a production directory in the 20 Apr 1929 Exhibitors Herald-World, the starting date for Jealousy was 7 Mar 1929. Anthony Bushell was listed as a cast member, but his name is not in credits.
       Jealousy was the last film of noted Broadway actress Jeanne Eagels (1890--1929), who died on 3 Oct 1929. Eagels, whose most famous Broadway role was "Sadie Thompson" in Rain also appeared in several motion pictures including The Letter (see entry), her first dialogue film, which opened in Mar 1929. The 1957 Columbia film Jeanne Eagels (see entry), directed by George Sidney and starring Kim Novak and Jeff Chandler, was a highly fictionalized biography of the actress. In Jeanne Eagels , the title of her final film was changed from Jealousy to Forever Young. More Less

BIBLIOGRAPHIC SOURCES
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Exhibitors Herald and Moving Picture World
19 Oct 1929
p. 45.
Exhibitors Herald-World
20 Apr 1929
p. 50.
Film Daily
15 Sep 1929.
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New York Times
14 Sep 1929
p. 17.
Variety
18 Sep 1929
p. 29.
DETAILS
Release Date:
13 September 1929
Premiere Information:
New York opening: week of 13 September 1929
Production Date:
began 7 March 1929
Copyright Claimant:
Paramount Famous Lasky Corp.
Copyright Date:
27 September 1929
Copyright Number:
LP723
Physical Properties:
Sound
RCA Photophone
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
66
Length(in feet):
6,107
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
Language:
English
SYNOPSIS

Yvonne, proprietor of a Paris gown shop, marries Pierre, a poor artist, concealing from him an affair she had with Rigaud, an elderly boulevardier who bought the shop for her. Encountering financial difficulties, Yvonne goes to Rigaud for aid and finds him murdered. Pierre confesses to the murder, thereby exonerating Clément, an innocent man, suspected of killing Rigaud, whose sweetheart Rigaud wronged. Pierre submits to arrest, confident that he will get off with a light ... +


Yvonne, proprietor of a Paris gown shop, marries Pierre, a poor artist, concealing from him an affair she had with Rigaud, an elderly boulevardier who bought the shop for her. Encountering financial difficulties, Yvonne goes to Rigaud for aid and finds him murdered. Pierre confesses to the murder, thereby exonerating Clément, an innocent man, suspected of killing Rigaud, whose sweetheart Rigaud wronged. Pierre submits to arrest, confident that he will get off with a light sentence. +

GENRE
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Sub-genre:
Domestic


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