Marquis Preferred (1929)

59 mins | Comedy | January 1929

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HISTORY

According to information in the Paramount Produced Scripts Collection at the AMPAS Library, the title of Frederic Arnold Kummer's unpublished, original story was Marrying the Marquis . Paramount records indicate that Ernest Vajda based his story on Kummer's. ... More Less

According to information in the Paramount Produced Scripts Collection at the AMPAS Library, the title of Frederic Arnold Kummer's unpublished, original story was Marrying the Marquis . Paramount records indicate that Ernest Vajda based his story on Kummer's. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
27 Jan 1929.
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New York Times
21 Jan 1929.
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Variety
23 Jan 1929
p. 34.
DETAILS
Release Date:
January 1929
Premiere Information:
New York opening: week of 19 January 1929
Copyright Claimant:
Paramount Famous Lasky Corp.
Copyright Date:
1 February 1929
Copyright Number:
LP88
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
59
Length(in feet):
5,506
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Having squandered his fortune in the pursuit of pleasure, the Marquis d’Argenville finds that he is unable to pay his staff or his creditors. To recoup their money, the creditors decide to incorporate the marquis and have him sign an agreement to wed heiress Gwendolyn Gruger, the daughter of a wealthy American sausage maker. Their plan goes awry, however, when the marquis falls in love with Gwendolyn’s poor companion, Peggy Winton. ... +


Having squandered his fortune in the pursuit of pleasure, the Marquis d’Argenville finds that he is unable to pay his staff or his creditors. To recoup their money, the creditors decide to incorporate the marquis and have him sign an agreement to wed heiress Gwendolyn Gruger, the daughter of a wealthy American sausage maker. Their plan goes awry, however, when the marquis falls in love with Gwendolyn’s poor companion, Peggy Winton. +

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Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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