A Lost Lady (1934)

61 mins | Melodrama | 29 September 1934

Director:

Alfred E. Green

Cinematographer:

Sid Hickox

Editor:

Owen Marks

Production Designer:

Jack Okey

Production Company:

Warner Bros. Productions Corp.
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HISTORY

According to a Jun 1934 HR news item, John Eldredge was cast in the film, but left the production when he was cast in First National's Flirtation Walk . A Mar 1934 HR news item announced Kay Francis would star in the film. The first reel was missing from the viewed print. Cather's story was first filmed by Warner Bros. in 1925. It starred Irene Rich and was directed by Harry Beaumont (see AFI Catalog of Feature Films, 1921-30 ; ... More Less

According to a Jun 1934 HR news item, John Eldredge was cast in the film, but left the production when he was cast in First National's Flirtation Walk . A Mar 1934 HR news item announced Kay Francis would star in the film. The first reel was missing from the viewed print. Cather's story was first filmed by Warner Bros. in 1925. It starred Irene Rich and was directed by Harry Beaumont (see AFI Catalog of Feature Films, 1921-30 ; F2.3196). More Less

BIBLIOGRAPHIC SOURCES
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Daily Variety
7 Jun 34
p. 3.
Daily Variety
9 Jul 34
p. 5.
Film Daily
5 Oct 34
p. 8.
Hollywood Reporter
12 Mar 34
p. 2.
Hollywood Reporter
2 Jun 34
p. 3.
International Photographer
1 Mar 34
p. 17.
Motion Picture Daily
27 Aug 34
p. 6.
Motion Picture Herald
8 Sep 34
p. 39.
New York Times
4 Oct 34
p. 19.
Variety
9 Oct 34
p. 18.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Asst dir
PRODUCER
WRITERS
PHOTOGRAPHY
Photog
Asst cam
Chief elec
Still photog
ART DIRECTOR
Art dir
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
SET DECORATOR
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the novel A Lost Lady by Willa Cather (New York, 1923).
AUTHOR
DETAILS
Release Date:
29 September 1934
Production Date:
7 June--9 July 1934
Copyright Claimant:
First National Pictures, Inc.
Copyright Date:
25 September 1934
Copyright Number:
LP4971
Physical Properties:
Sound
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
61
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
PCA No:
147
SYNOPSIS

Just before her marriage, Marian Ormsby learns that her fiancé, Ned Montgomery, has been killed by the husband of the woman with whom he has been having an affair. Her uncle sends her to the mountains to recover from her tragedy, and there she meets Daniel Forrester, an older corporation lawyer from Chicago, who saves her from a fall. Daniel falls in love with her and proposes. Believing that she can never love again, Marian agrees to marry him on the condition that honesty rather than love will be the basis of their marriage. They are happy until Frank Ellinger, a pilot, makes a forced landing in their garden, and Marian falls in love with him. She tells Daniel about their affair, and although he is stunned, he hides his hurt until he is brought home one day with a heart attack. Marian guiltily sends Frank away and nurses Daniel through his illness. Daniel is cold to Marian during his recovery. When Marian reads a newspaper announcment of Frank's approaching marriage, she telephones him to beg him not to marry, but cancels the call before he answers. When Daniel is nearly well, he asks Marian to stay near him and absolves her from blame for her affair with Frank. Marian and Daniel kiss and admit their love for one ... +


Just before her marriage, Marian Ormsby learns that her fiancé, Ned Montgomery, has been killed by the husband of the woman with whom he has been having an affair. Her uncle sends her to the mountains to recover from her tragedy, and there she meets Daniel Forrester, an older corporation lawyer from Chicago, who saves her from a fall. Daniel falls in love with her and proposes. Believing that she can never love again, Marian agrees to marry him on the condition that honesty rather than love will be the basis of their marriage. They are happy until Frank Ellinger, a pilot, makes a forced landing in their garden, and Marian falls in love with him. She tells Daniel about their affair, and although he is stunned, he hides his hurt until he is brought home one day with a heart attack. Marian guiltily sends Frank away and nurses Daniel through his illness. Daniel is cold to Marian during his recovery. When Marian reads a newspaper announcment of Frank's approaching marriage, she telephones him to beg him not to marry, but cancels the call before he answers. When Daniel is nearly well, he asks Marian to stay near him and absolves her from blame for her affair with Frank. Marian and Daniel kiss and admit their love for one another. +

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