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 Brook. ...

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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.

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SOURCE CITATIONS
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
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Asst dir
Dial dir
PRODUCERS
Edward R. Halperin
Supv
Edward R. Halperin
Adv
WRITERS
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
ART DIRECTOR
FILM EDITOR
Donn Hayes
Film ed
SOUND
Harold Hobson
Rec eng
PRODUCTION MISC
Prod mgr
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the novel East Lynne by Mrs. Henry Wood (1861).
LITERARY SOURCE AUTHOR
DETAILS
Release Date:
1930
Premiere Information:
New York State license: 19 Nov 1930
Production Date:

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 ...

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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.

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GENRE
Genre:
Sub-genre:
Society, Domestic


Subject

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Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
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