Extravagance (1930)

Drama | 10 October 1930

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HISTORY

Contemporary sources conflict in crediting the film's story: copyright records and the Var review list A. P. Younger, while the 1931 FDYB credits M. B. Deering [or M. V. Dearing] with the story. Maree V. Dearing was married to Younger. It is possible that Younger may have written the story under her name or they collaborated on ... More Less

Contemporary sources conflict in crediting the film's story: copyright records and the Var review list A. P. Younger, while the 1931 FDYB credits M. B. Deering [or M. V. Dearing] with the story. Maree V. Dearing was married to Younger. It is possible that Younger may have written the story under her name or they collaborated on it. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
7 Dec 1930.
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New York Times
9 Dec 1930
p. 31.
Variety
10 Dec 1930
p. 26.
DETAILS
Release Date:
10 October 1930
Copyright Claimant:
Tiffany Productions, Inc.
Copyright Date:
18 September 1930
Copyright Number:
LP1668
Physical Properties:
Sound
RCA Photophone
Black and White
Length(in feet):
5,892
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Alice Kendall, who has always indulged her extravagant tastes, marries Fred Garlan, who after a year is fighting to keep his business financed and meet the constant expenses of his wife. He refuses her nothing--until she asks for a sable coat. Their best friend, Jim Hamilton, brags about his wife Esther's thrift, unaware that she has been given a sable coat by her wealthy lover, Harrison Morrell. When Alice and Fred quarrel over her new dress, she goes to a bridge party and he leaves on business. At the party Alice wins a large sum, receiving the flattery and indulgence of Morrell. Later, she buys a sable coat with money Morell has invested for her and joins Esther and Morrell at a restaurant. Fred sees Esther and Morrell together and warns Alice against her friend, then, discovering her coat, denounces her as a cheat. She decides to divorce him, but Esther's disillusionment and suicide lead to Alice's reconciliation with Fred and a realization of her thoughtless ... +


Alice Kendall, who has always indulged her extravagant tastes, marries Fred Garlan, who after a year is fighting to keep his business financed and meet the constant expenses of his wife. He refuses her nothing--until she asks for a sable coat. Their best friend, Jim Hamilton, brags about his wife Esther's thrift, unaware that she has been given a sable coat by her wealthy lover, Harrison Morrell. When Alice and Fred quarrel over her new dress, she goes to a bridge party and he leaves on business. At the party Alice wins a large sum, receiving the flattery and indulgence of Morrell. Later, she buys a sable coat with money Morell has invested for her and joins Esther and Morrell at a restaurant. Fred sees Esther and Morrell together and warns Alice against her friend, then, discovering her coat, denounces her as a cheat. She decides to divorce him, but Esther's disillusionment and suicide lead to Alice's reconciliation with Fred and a realization of her thoughtless extravagance. +

GENRE
Genre:
Sub-genre:
Domestic


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