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Another adaptation of the play The Best People was produced as a sound film by Paramount in 1930. Entitled Fast and Loose, that film was directed by Fred Newmeyer and starred Miriam Hopkins and Carole Lombard (see ... More Less

Another adaptation of the play The Best People was produced as a sound film by Paramount in 1930. Entitled Fast and Loose, that film was directed by Fred Newmeyer and starred Miriam Hopkins and Carole Lombard (see entry). More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
1 Nov 1925.
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New York Times
21 Oct 1925
p. 21.
Variety
21 Oct 1925
p. 35.
DETAILS
Release Date:
9 November 1925
Premiere Information:
New York opening: 18 October 1925
Copyright Claimant:
Famous Players-Lasky Corp.
Copyright Date:
28 December 1925
Copyright Number:
LP22169
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
5,700
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Wealthy Mrs. Lenox intends that her son and daughter shall marry into their own class; the children, Bertie and Marian, plan otherwise: Marian is in love with Henry Morgan, the sensible family chauffeur, and Bertie loves Sally O'Neil, a chorus girl. Arthur Rockmere, Marian's anemic, sometime fiancé, arranges with Marian's father and her uncle, Throckmorton, to meet with Alice and Millie (one of Alice's friends) in order to buy off Alice. Bertie learns of the meeting and tries to disrupt it, landing in jail in the company of Alice, Millie, and Throckmorton. Millie bails them out; Bertie marries Alice, Marian marries Henry, and Uncle Throckmorton, the self-styled social arbiter, marries ... +


Wealthy Mrs. Lenox intends that her son and daughter shall marry into their own class; the children, Bertie and Marian, plan otherwise: Marian is in love with Henry Morgan, the sensible family chauffeur, and Bertie loves Sally O'Neil, a chorus girl. Arthur Rockmere, Marian's anemic, sometime fiancé, arranges with Marian's father and her uncle, Throckmorton, to meet with Alice and Millie (one of Alice's friends) in order to buy off Alice. Bertie learns of the meeting and tries to disrupt it, landing in jail in the company of Alice, Millie, and Throckmorton. Millie bails them out; Bertie marries Alice, Marian marries Henry, and Uncle Throckmorton, the self-styled social arbiter, marries Millie. +

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Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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