Mad Hour (1928)

45 mins | Melodrama | 4 March 1928

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HISTORY

According to a production chart in the 7 Jan 1928 Exhibitors Herald and Moving Picture World, work began on Mad Hour in early Dec ... More Less

According to a production chart in the 7 Jan 1928 Exhibitors Herald and Moving Picture World, work began on Mad Hour in early Dec 1927. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Exhibitors Herald and Moving Picture World
7 Jan 1928
p. 43.
Film Daily
22 Apr 1928.
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New York Times
16 Apr 1928
p. 20.
Variety
18 Apr 1928
p. 26.
DETAILS
Release Date:
4 March 1928
Production Date:
began early December 1927
Copyright Claimant:
First National Pictures, Inc.
Copyright Date:
27 February 1928
Copyright Number:
LP25013
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
45
Length(in feet):
6,625
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Cuddles Magrue, daughter of a cabdriver, has a taste for luxury that worries her father. After a gin party Cuddles marries Jack Hemingway, a wealthy lounge lizard, and they move into the Ritz. In the morning Jack's father disinherits him. Jack becomes involved with some jewel thieves, and he accepts the hospitality of Joe Mack, a known crook. Cuddles is unwittingly implicated in a theft and is sent to jail. There she gives birth to a son, which is taken from her; and the marriage is annulled. Released, she returns home on the night of her former husband's second marriage; distraught, she commits ... +


Cuddles Magrue, daughter of a cabdriver, has a taste for luxury that worries her father. After a gin party Cuddles marries Jack Hemingway, a wealthy lounge lizard, and they move into the Ritz. In the morning Jack's father disinherits him. Jack becomes involved with some jewel thieves, and he accepts the hospitality of Joe Mack, a known crook. Cuddles is unwittingly implicated in a theft and is sent to jail. There she gives birth to a son, which is taken from her; and the marriage is annulled. Released, she returns home on the night of her former husband's second marriage; distraught, she commits suicide. +

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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