The Naughty Duchess (1928)

60 mins | Drama | 10 October 1928

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HISTORY

Chester Lyons is credited by Var with the photography, while Ernest Miller is credited by other ... More Less

Chester Lyons is credited by Var with the photography, while Ernest Miller is credited by other sources. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
28 Oct 1928.
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Variety
31 Oct 1928
p. 31.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
WRITERS
Titles
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
Dir of photog
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the novel The Indiscretion of the Duchess
Being a Story Concerning Two Ladies, a Nobleman, and a Necklace by Anthony Hope Hawkins (New York, 1894).
DETAILS
Release Date:
10 October 1928
Copyright Claimant:
Tiffany-Stahl Productions, Inc.
Copyright Date:
3 October 1928
Copyright Number:
LP25690
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
60
Length(in feet):
5,271
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

As the train carrying the Duke de St. Maclou is leaving the Gare du Nord, a beautiful, veiled woman enters his compartment, informs him that she has just murdered a man to protect her honor, and begs him for help. A detective arrives moments later, and the duke pretends that the veiled lady is his wife. The detective stays on the train, and the duke and his "duchess," Hortense, are forced to continue the deception. Arriving at his chateau, they are greeted as man and wife, and the duke must invent an argument with his "bride" to provide an excuse for not sharing the bridal suite with her. The detective arrives the next day and, identifying Hortense, informs the worried duke that she is wanted only as a witness in a case pending in civil court. Hortense is allowed to remain in the duke's custody, and he decides to make her his duchess in ... +


As the train carrying the Duke de St. Maclou is leaving the Gare du Nord, a beautiful, veiled woman enters his compartment, informs him that she has just murdered a man to protect her honor, and begs him for help. A detective arrives moments later, and the duke pretends that the veiled lady is his wife. The detective stays on the train, and the duke and his "duchess," Hortense, are forced to continue the deception. Arriving at his chateau, they are greeted as man and wife, and the duke must invent an argument with his "bride" to provide an excuse for not sharing the bridal suite with her. The detective arrives the next day and, identifying Hortense, informs the worried duke that she is wanted only as a witness in a case pending in civil court. Hortense is allowed to remain in the duke's custody, and he decides to make her his duchess in fact. +

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