Ex-Flame (1930)

68 mins | Drama | 1930

Director:

Victor Halperin

Cinematographer:

Ernest Miller

Editor:

W. Donn Hayes

Production Designer:

Charles Cadwallader

Production Company:

Liberty Productions
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HISTORY

Incidental songs are included in the film. Ex-Flame marked the film debut of world-renowned jazz musician Louis Armstrong (1901--1971), who appeared with his band.
       There have been many filmed adaptations of the novel East Lynne , on which Ex-Flame loosely was based. For information on other versions, please consult the entry above for the 1931 Fox film East Lynne , directed by Frank Lloyd and starring Ann Harding and Clive ... More Less

Incidental songs are included in the film. Ex-Flame marked the film debut of world-renowned jazz musician Louis Armstrong (1901--1971), who appeared with his band.
       There have been many filmed adaptations of the novel East Lynne , on which Ex-Flame loosely was based. For information on other versions, please consult the entry above for the 1931 Fox film East Lynne , directed by Frank Lloyd and starring Ann Harding and Clive Brook. More Less

BIBLIOGRAPHIC SOURCES
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
25 Jan 1931.
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New York Times
24 Jan 1931
p. 15.
Variety
28 Jan 1931
p. 15.
DETAILS
Release Date:
1930
Premiere Information:
New York State license: 19 November 1930
Physical Properties:
Sound
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
68
Length(in feet):
6,480 , 6,698
Length(in reels):
8
Country:
United States
Language:
English
SYNOPSIS

After 4 years of wedded bliss at the Austin family estate, Kitty (Lady Catherine) becomes jealous of her husband's ex-flame, Barbara Lacey, who has divorced her American husband and is visiting a neighboring estate with Beaumont Winthrop, an ex-flame of Kitty's. Incensed at Carlisle's attention to Barbara, Kitty leaves home with her baby and later is visited by Beau, who has a short time to live and wishes to declare his love for her. Bidding Kitty goodby late at night, Beau collapses. Kitty then calls a doctor, and a scandal ensues. As a result, Kitty loses custody of her son, and she begins resort-hopping with one man after another. Reading of Carlisle's engagement to Barbara, Kitty returns to England bent on kidnaping her son, but Carlisle finds her hiding in a closet, and they are ... +


After 4 years of wedded bliss at the Austin family estate, Kitty (Lady Catherine) becomes jealous of her husband's ex-flame, Barbara Lacey, who has divorced her American husband and is visiting a neighboring estate with Beaumont Winthrop, an ex-flame of Kitty's. Incensed at Carlisle's attention to Barbara, Kitty leaves home with her baby and later is visited by Beau, who has a short time to live and wishes to declare his love for her. Bidding Kitty goodby late at night, Beau collapses. Kitty then calls a doctor, and a scandal ensues. As a result, Kitty loses custody of her son, and she begins resort-hopping with one man after another. Reading of Carlisle's engagement to Barbara, Kitty returns to England bent on kidnaping her son, but Carlisle finds her hiding in a closet, and they are reconciled. +

GENRE
Genre:
Sub-genre:
Society, Domestic


Subject

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

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