"Marriage License?" (1926)

Drama | 5 September 1926

Director:

Frank Borzage

Writer:

Cinematographer:

Ernest Palmer

Production Company:

Fox Film Corp.
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HISTORY

The working title of this film was The Pelican ... More Less

The working title of this film was The Pelican . More Less

BIBLIOGRAPHIC SOURCES
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
29 Aug 1926.
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Variety
27 Oct 1926
p. 65.
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LITERARY
Based on the play The Pelican by F. Tennyson Jesse and Harold Marsh Harwood (New York, 21 Sep 1925).
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
The Pelican
Release Date:
5 September 1926
Copyright Claimant:
Fox Film Corp.
Copyright Date:
22 August 1926
Copyright Number:
LP23133
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
7,168
Length(in reels):
8
Country:
United States
Language:
English
SYNOPSIS

Wanda Heriot, a Canadian girl, is married to Marcus, an English nobleman whose family, dominated by ancestral traditions, rejects her as an outsider. Through the scheming of Lady Heriot, the girl's friendship with an elderly man is misrepresented; and following a divorce, her child is declared illegitimate. After years of self-sacrifice, Wanda has met and fallen in love with Paul. Her ex-husband, Marcus, discovers that his son, Robin, has grown to manhood in France and wants to become a soldier. To give an honorable name to her son, she sacrifices her happiness with Paul and agrees to remarry her repentant ... +


Wanda Heriot, a Canadian girl, is married to Marcus, an English nobleman whose family, dominated by ancestral traditions, rejects her as an outsider. Through the scheming of Lady Heriot, the girl's friendship with an elderly man is misrepresented; and following a divorce, her child is declared illegitimate. After years of self-sacrifice, Wanda has met and fallen in love with Paul. Her ex-husband, Marcus, discovers that his son, Robin, has grown to manhood in France and wants to become a soldier. To give an honorable name to her son, she sacrifices her happiness with Paul and agrees to remarry her repentant ex-husband. +

GENRE
Genre:
Sub-genre:
Domestic


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Offscreen Credit
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AFI Life Achievement Award

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