Happiness (1924)

Drama | 9 March 1924

Director:

King Vidor

Cinematographer:

Chester Lyons

Production Company:

Metro Pictures Corp.
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HISTORY

According to the 23 Feb 1924 Exhibitors Herald, Happiness was adapted from the stage play by J. Hartley Manners, husband of leading actress Laurette Taylor. The 15 Oct 1923 FD stated that King Vidor, who previously worked with Taylor in Peg o’ My Heart (1922, see entry), was temporarily released from his contract at the Goldwyn Pictures Corp. to direct the project for Metro Pictures Corp.
       The 17 Nov 1923 Moving Picture World reported that the production had recently arrived in New York City for several weeks of exterior shooting. The 23 Feb 1924 Exhibitors Herald indicated that principal photography had been completed the previous week. A 30 Oct 1923 FD item listed Winifred Dunn as the scenario editor, David Howard as assistant director, and Sarah Hudson as script ... More Less

According to the 23 Feb 1924 Exhibitors Herald, Happiness was adapted from the stage play by J. Hartley Manners, husband of leading actress Laurette Taylor. The 15 Oct 1923 FD stated that King Vidor, who previously worked with Taylor in Peg o’ My Heart (1922, see entry), was temporarily released from his contract at the Goldwyn Pictures Corp. to direct the project for Metro Pictures Corp.
       The 17 Nov 1923 Moving Picture World reported that the production had recently arrived in New York City for several weeks of exterior shooting. The 23 Feb 1924 Exhibitors Herald indicated that principal photography had been completed the previous week. A 30 Oct 1923 FD item listed Winifred Dunn as the scenario editor, David Howard as assistant director, and Sarah Hudson as script clerk. More Less

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS
BIBLIOGRAPHIC SOURCES
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Exhibitors Herald
23 Feb 1924
p. 68.
Film Daily
15 Oct 1923
p. 4.
Film Daily
30 Oct 1923
p. 2.
Moving Picture World
17 Nov 1923
p. 327.
DETAILS
Release Date:
9 March 1924
Production Date:
late fall 1923--mid February 1924
Copyright Claimant:
Metro Pictures
Copyright Date:
5 March 1924
Copyright Number:
LP20031
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
7,745
Length(in reels):
8
Country:
United States
Language:
English
SYNOPSIS

Jenny, a poor New York shopgirl, is befriended by two members of the bored and idle rich, Mrs. Chrystal Pole and Philip Chandos, who through the association deepen their lives. The girl marries Fermoy MacDonough, an electrician, and years later these four principals are able to recount their experience to benefit another ... +


Jenny, a poor New York shopgirl, is befriended by two members of the bored and idle rich, Mrs. Chrystal Pole and Philip Chandos, who through the association deepen their lives. The girl marries Fermoy MacDonough, an electrician, and years later these four principals are able to recount their experience to benefit another waif. +

GENRE
Genre:
Sub-genre:
Society


Subject

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

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