Compromised (1931)

55 or 65 mins | Melodrama | 5 December 1931

Director:

John G. Adolfi

Production Company:

First National Pictures, Inc.
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HISTORY

The film's pre-release title was We Three . This was also the release title in Britain. According to FD , the film was originally to star Dolores Costello, but Loretta Young was substituted. Rose Hobart took over from Young, who was cast in Upper Underworld . Adolfi then took over direction from John Francis Dillon. Sources variously call Hobart's character Stella or Ann. FD credits Waldemar Young with the adaptation and Florence Ryerson with the ... More Less

The film's pre-release title was We Three . This was also the release title in Britain. According to FD , the film was originally to star Dolores Costello, but Loretta Young was substituted. Rose Hobart took over from Young, who was cast in Upper Underworld . Adolfi then took over direction from John Francis Dillon. Sources variously call Hobart's character Stella or Ann. FD credits Waldemar Young with the adaptation and Florence Ryerson with the dialogue. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
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DATE
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Film Daily
15 Feb 31
p. 2.
Film Daily
8 Mar 31
p. 4.
Film Daily
9 Mar 31
p. 6.
Film Daily
8 Nov 31
p. 10.
Motion Picture Herald
12-Sep-31
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New York Times
7 Nov 31
p. 16.
Variety
10 Nov 31
p. 15.
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
We Three
Release Date:
5 December 1931
Copyright Claimant:
First National Pictures, Inc.
Copyright Date:
23 October 1931
Copyright Number:
LP2574
Physical Properties:
Sound
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
55 or 65
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Stella, an illegitimate child, works as a maid in Mrs. Munsey's boardinghouse. One of the boarders is Sidney Brock, the son of the owner of Brock Mills. He is engaged to Connie Holt, a woman of his own social class, but she tires of waiting for him to advance in business and visits him at the boardinghouse to announce her engagement to another man. Stunned, Sidney gets drunk and Stella takes care of him. Awakened by Sidney's drunken speech, Mrs. Munsey finds Stella in Sidney's arms and accuses her of being just like her mother. To protect her, Sidney tells Mrs. Munsey that they are going to be married. Sidney's father deeply disapproves of the marriage, but at first, Stella and Sidney are happy. After the couple has a child, Sandy, Mr. Brock relents and invites the family to live with him at the Brock mansion in Boston. Stella is unhappy there because she sees Brock winning Sidney and Sandy away from her. Connie returns to Boston with a Paris divorce and plans to lure Sidney back. She stops Sidney, who is in a hurry to return home for a picnic with Stella and Sandy, and asks him to drive her home. Brock, having seen them leave, tells Stella that Sidney is at Connie's apartment. In the meantime, Sidney calls his house to tell Stella he will be late but learns that Stella has already left. At the apartment, Connie's behavior leads Stella to believe that Sidney is there. She returns home to tell Brock that she will get a Reno divorce as he wishes, leaving Sidney ... +


Stella, an illegitimate child, works as a maid in Mrs. Munsey's boardinghouse. One of the boarders is Sidney Brock, the son of the owner of Brock Mills. He is engaged to Connie Holt, a woman of his own social class, but she tires of waiting for him to advance in business and visits him at the boardinghouse to announce her engagement to another man. Stunned, Sidney gets drunk and Stella takes care of him. Awakened by Sidney's drunken speech, Mrs. Munsey finds Stella in Sidney's arms and accuses her of being just like her mother. To protect her, Sidney tells Mrs. Munsey that they are going to be married. Sidney's father deeply disapproves of the marriage, but at first, Stella and Sidney are happy. After the couple has a child, Sandy, Mr. Brock relents and invites the family to live with him at the Brock mansion in Boston. Stella is unhappy there because she sees Brock winning Sidney and Sandy away from her. Connie returns to Boston with a Paris divorce and plans to lure Sidney back. She stops Sidney, who is in a hurry to return home for a picnic with Stella and Sandy, and asks him to drive her home. Brock, having seen them leave, tells Stella that Sidney is at Connie's apartment. In the meantime, Sidney calls his house to tell Stella he will be late but learns that Stella has already left. At the apartment, Connie's behavior leads Stella to believe that Sidney is there. She returns home to tell Brock that she will get a Reno divorce as he wishes, leaving Sidney free to marry Connie, but Sidney arrives in time to stop his father's machinations. He tells Stella that he loves her and only her and that they will never be separated. +

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