The Gay Deceiver (1926)

Drama | 17 October 1926

Director:

John M. Stahl

Cinematographers:

Maximilian Fabian, Antonio Gaudio

Editor:

Margaret Booth

Production Company:

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Corp.
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HISTORY

In 1931, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer released Su última noche , a Spanish-language film based on the same source ... More Less

In 1931, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer released Su última noche , a Spanish-language film based on the same source material. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
19 Sep 1926.
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Variety
6 Oct 1926
p. 51.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Asst dir
WRITERS
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
Dir of photog
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
SET DECORATORS
Settings
Settings
COSTUMES
Ward
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the play Patachon by Maurice Hennequin and Félix Duquesnel (Paris, 23 Oct 1907) and the English-language adaptation, Toto , by Achmed Abdullah (New York, 21 Mar 1921).
DETAILS
Release Date:
17 October 1926
Premiere Information:
New York opening: 29 September 1926
Copyright Claimant:
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Corp.
Copyright Date:
23 September 1926
Copyright Number:
LP23139
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
6,624
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Antoine de Tillois leaves his puritanical wife and in Paris becomes known as King Toto, leader of the bohemian set. Their daughter, Louise, spends 8 months of each year with her mother in Blois and 4 in Paris with her father, her sole concern being to see them reunited. Although Louise has fallen in love with Robert Le Rivarol, she vows not to marry until she accomplishes her aim; consequently, Toto pretends to reform and announces he is giving up his Paris life to return to his wife. Merinville, her accountant, and his nephew--both after Louise's money--discover that Toto has been corresponding with the Countess de Sano, his latest mistress; they try to blackmail Toto and scheme to get an annulment of Louise's marriage, but Toto thwarts their plot. When the countess absconds with her husband's secretary, Toto and his wife are happily ... +


Antoine de Tillois leaves his puritanical wife and in Paris becomes known as King Toto, leader of the bohemian set. Their daughter, Louise, spends 8 months of each year with her mother in Blois and 4 in Paris with her father, her sole concern being to see them reunited. Although Louise has fallen in love with Robert Le Rivarol, she vows not to marry until she accomplishes her aim; consequently, Toto pretends to reform and announces he is giving up his Paris life to return to his wife. Merinville, her accountant, and his nephew--both after Louise's money--discover that Toto has been corresponding with the Countess de Sano, his latest mistress; they try to blackmail Toto and scheme to get an annulment of Louise's marriage, but Toto thwarts their plot. When the countess absconds with her husband's secretary, Toto and his wife are happily reconciled. +

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