Private Affairs (1925)

Drama | 20 April 1925

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HISTORY

The 10 Jan 1925 Exhibitors Trade Review reported that director Renaud Hoffman was considering Crossed Words as the title for his upcoming movie about missing letters and their effect on people's lives, because America was in the midst of a "cross-word puzzle fad." The 7 Mar 1925 Exhibitors Trade Review noted that the title was The Ledger of Life, which was also the title of the short story on which it was based. However, the film was titled Private Affairs upon ... More Less

The 10 Jan 1925 Exhibitors Trade Review reported that director Renaud Hoffman was considering Crossed Words as the title for his upcoming movie about missing letters and their effect on people's lives, because America was in the midst of a "cross-word puzzle fad." The 7 Mar 1925 Exhibitors Trade Review noted that the title was The Ledger of Life, which was also the title of the short story on which it was based. However, the film was titled Private Affairs upon release. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
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Exhibitors Trade Review
10 Jan 1925
p. 25.
Exhibitors Trade Review
7 Mar 1925
p. 33.
Film Daily
26 Jul 1925.
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New York Times
15 Jul 1925
p. 22.
Variety
15 Jul 1925
p. 38.
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LITERARY
Based on the short story "The Ledger of Life" by George Patullo in Saturday Evening Post (4 Mar 1922).
DETAILS
Alternate Titles:
Crossed Words
The Ledger of Life
Release Date:
20 April 1925
Copyright Claimant:
Renaud Hoffman Productions
Copyright Date:
28 April 1925
Copyright Number:
LP21443
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
6,132
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

After the death of the postmaster in the small town of Twin Forks, a package of letters is found in his desk, dated 5 years previously and never delivered. The delayed letters are put in the mail, causing numerous complications in the lives of the local residents. Amy Lufkin, complacently married to a fine man, receives a proposal from Lee Cross, a former sweetheart who in the interim has made a fortune in oil. Andy Gillespie, the town drunkard, discovers that he has inherited a fortune. Irma Stacy, the druggist's wife, opens a letter from her husband's old sweetheart just as he opens one from her old sweetheart, causing a good deal of anger in both of them. Amy becomes dissatisfied with her lot until Lee Cross returns to town and proves to have become a vain, vulgar dandy; she then returns gratefully to domestic life. Irma Stacy and her husband make up. Fred Henley's dog-raising scheme fails, and Andy, more sober than usual, appoints him the superintendent of his new factories, enabling Fred to marry his sweetheart, ... +


After the death of the postmaster in the small town of Twin Forks, a package of letters is found in his desk, dated 5 years previously and never delivered. The delayed letters are put in the mail, causing numerous complications in the lives of the local residents. Amy Lufkin, complacently married to a fine man, receives a proposal from Lee Cross, a former sweetheart who in the interim has made a fortune in oil. Andy Gillespie, the town drunkard, discovers that he has inherited a fortune. Irma Stacy, the druggist's wife, opens a letter from her husband's old sweetheart just as he opens one from her old sweetheart, causing a good deal of anger in both of them. Amy becomes dissatisfied with her lot until Lee Cross returns to town and proves to have become a vain, vulgar dandy; she then returns gratefully to domestic life. Irma Stacy and her husband make up. Fred Henley's dog-raising scheme fails, and Andy, more sober than usual, appoints him the superintendent of his new factories, enabling Fred to marry his sweetheart, Agnes. +

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Viewed by AFI
Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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