A Woman of Affairs (1928)

90 mins | Drama | 15 December 1928

Director:

Clarence Brown

Cinematographer:

William Daniels

Editor:

Hugh Wynn

Production Designer:

Cedric Gibbons

Production Company:

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Corp.
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HISTORY

According to a directory chart in the 11 Aug 1928 Exhibitors Herald and Moving Picture World, production began on 31 Jul 1928. The 29 Sep 1928 Exhibitors Herald and Moving Picture World reported that after filming for a week of exteriors around Southern California in mid-Sep, director Clarence Brown had returned to the Culver City studio for interiors.
       Michael Arlen's novel The Green Hat also served as the basis for the 1934 M-G-M production Outcast Lady, which was directed by Robert Z. Leonard and starred Constance Bennett and Herbert Marshall (see entry).
       This was the third film that teamed Greta Garbo and John Gilbert.
       A 35mm print of A Woman of Affairs was screened at the 10th TCM Classic Film Festival in Hollywood, CA, on 14 Apr 2019. ...

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According to a directory chart in the 11 Aug 1928 Exhibitors Herald and Moving Picture World, production began on 31 Jul 1928. The 29 Sep 1928 Exhibitors Herald and Moving Picture World reported that after filming for a week of exteriors around Southern California in mid-Sep, director Clarence Brown had returned to the Culver City studio for interiors.
       Michael Arlen's novel The Green Hat also served as the basis for the 1934 M-G-M production Outcast Lady, which was directed by Robert Z. Leonard and starred Constance Bennett and Herbert Marshall (see entry).
       This was the third film that teamed Greta Garbo and John Gilbert.
       A 35mm print of A Woman of Affairs was screened at the 10th TCM Classic Film Festival in Hollywood, CA, on 14 Apr 2019.

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GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS
SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Exhibitors Herald and Moving Picture World
11 Aug 1928
p. 77
Exhibitors Herald and Moving Picture World
29 Sep 1928
p. 34
Film Daily
27 Jan 1929
p. 4
Motion Picture News
9 Dec 1927
p. 1830
New York Times
21 Jan 1929
p. 18
The Film Spectator
24 Nov 1928
p. 6
Variety
23 Jan 1929
p. 18
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Asst dir
WRITERS
Titles
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
ART DIRECTOR
Art dir
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
COSTUMES
Gowns
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the novel The Green Hat by Michael Arlen (New York, 1924).
LITERARY SOURCE AUTHOR
SONGS
"Love's First Kiss," words by Raymond Klages, music by William Axt and David Mendoza.
DETAILS
Release Date:
15 December 1928
Production Date:
began 31 Jul 1928
Copyright Info
Claimant
Date
Copyright Number
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Distributing Corp.
10 December 1928
LP25980
Physical Properties:
Black and White
Sound, also silent
Sd eff and mus score by Movietone
Duration(in mins):
90
Length(in feet):
8,319
Country:
United States
Language:
English
SYNOPSIS

Sleek, elegant Diana Merrick falls in love with aristocratic Neville Holderness, but owing to his father's disapproval of her family's way of life, she and Neville are forbidden to marry. Living with a reckless enthusiasm, Diana finally marries her brother's friend, David Furness, unaware that he is a thief. On their honeymoon in France, learning that the police are after him, David kills himself, and Diana sets out to repay the victims of her husband's crimes. Returning after some years to England, she is too late to save her brother from his fatal alcoholism; and when Neville attempts to return to her, Diana turns him away, influenced by his father's attitude and the fact that he is married. Diana then drives her car into the tree beneath which she and Neville first declared their love, and ...

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Sleek, elegant Diana Merrick falls in love with aristocratic Neville Holderness, but owing to his father's disapproval of her family's way of life, she and Neville are forbidden to marry. Living with a reckless enthusiasm, Diana finally marries her brother's friend, David Furness, unaware that he is a thief. On their honeymoon in France, learning that the police are after him, David kills himself, and Diana sets out to repay the victims of her husband's crimes. Returning after some years to England, she is too late to save her brother from his fatal alcoholism; and when Neville attempts to return to her, Diana turns him away, influenced by his father's attitude and the fact that he is married. Diana then drives her car into the tree beneath which she and Neville first declared their love, and dies.

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Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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