Wife of the Centaur (1924)

Drama | 1 December 1924

Director:

King Vidor

Writer:

Douglas Doty

Cinematographer:

John Arnold

Editor:

Hugh Wynn

Production Designer:

Cedric Gibbons

Production Company:

Metro-Goldwyn Pictures Corp.
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HISTORY

On 18 Nov 1923, FD announced that Metro-Goldwyn Pictures Co. had acquired film rights to Cyril Hume’s 1923 novel, Wife of the Centaur.
       According to the 4 Oct 1924 Moving Picture World, principal photography began late Sep 1924 at the Metro-Goldwyn back lot in Culver City, CA. Items in the 11 Oct 1924 and 18 Oct 1924 Exhibitors Trade Review indicated that opening sequences were shot first, followed by scenes at the Jacob Danziger Estate in Beverly Hills, CA.
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On 18 Nov 1923, FD announced that Metro-Goldwyn Pictures Co. had acquired film rights to Cyril Hume’s 1923 novel, Wife of the Centaur.
       According to the 4 Oct 1924 Moving Picture World, principal photography began late Sep 1924 at the Metro-Goldwyn back lot in Culver City, CA. Items in the 11 Oct 1924 and 18 Oct 1924 Exhibitors Trade Review indicated that opening sequences were shot first, followed by scenes at the Jacob Danziger Estate in Beverly Hills, CA.

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GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS
SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Exhibitors Trade Review
11 Oct 1924
p. 31
Exhibitors Trade Review
18 Oct 1924
p. 39
Film Daily
18 Nov 1923
p. 8
Moving Picture World
4 Oct 1924
p. 415
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Asst dir
PRODUCER
WRITER
Douglas Z. Doty
Adpt
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
ART DIRECTOR
Art dir
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
COSTUMES
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the novel Wife of the Centaur by Cyril Hume (New York, c1923).
LITERARY SOURCE AUTHOR
DETAILS
Release Date:
1 December 1924
Production Date:
began late Sep 1924
Copyright Info
Claimant
Date
Copyright Number
Metro-Goldwyn Pictures
12 December 1924
LP20909
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
6,586
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
Language:
English
SYNOPSIS

Jeffrey Dwyer, a gifted but neurotic novelist, is attracted to Joan Converse, a young and innocent girl, but neglects her when he meets the voluptuous Inez Martin. After a short, passionate affair, Inez discards Jeffrey in favor of Harry Todd, whom she marries; Jeffrey turns to drink and debauchery and no longer writes. When he realizes the waste and futility of his life, he marries Joan, rents a lodge in the mountains, and writes a second and successful novel. He and Joan are happy until Inez, whose marriage has failed, decides that she wants to resume her relationship with him. She rents a lodge near his, and Jeffrey, after a sharp conflict between the idealistic and the sensual in his nature, leaves a letter for Joan, telling her that he is deserting her, and goes to Inez. Quickly realizing, however, that his infatuation with Inez is over, he returns to Joan, who forgives him and gladly welcomes him home ...

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Jeffrey Dwyer, a gifted but neurotic novelist, is attracted to Joan Converse, a young and innocent girl, but neglects her when he meets the voluptuous Inez Martin. After a short, passionate affair, Inez discards Jeffrey in favor of Harry Todd, whom she marries; Jeffrey turns to drink and debauchery and no longer writes. When he realizes the waste and futility of his life, he marries Joan, rents a lodge in the mountains, and writes a second and successful novel. He and Joan are happy until Inez, whose marriage has failed, decides that she wants to resume her relationship with him. She rents a lodge near his, and Jeffrey, after a sharp conflict between the idealistic and the sensual in his nature, leaves a letter for Joan, telling her that he is deserting her, and goes to Inez. Quickly realizing, however, that his infatuation with Inez is over, he returns to Joan, who forgives him and gladly welcomes him home again.

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GENRE
Genre:
Sub-genre:
Domestic


Subject

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

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