If I Marry Again (1925)

Melodrama | 15 February 1925

Cinematographer:

James C. Van Trees

Editor:

LeRoy Stone

Production Designer:

Milton Menasco

Production Company:

First National Pictures, Inc.
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HISTORY

Charles Brabin was originally set to direct If I Marry Again, but First National assigned him to So Big (1924, see entry) instead, according to the 9 Aug 1924 Exhibitors Trade Review. ... More Less

Charles Brabin was originally set to direct If I Marry Again, but First National assigned him to So Big (1924, see entry) instead, according to the 9 Aug 1924 Exhibitors Trade Review. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Exhibitors Trade Review
9 Aug 1924
p. 31.
Film Daily
18 Jan 1925.
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New York Times
12 Jan 1925
p. 11.
Variety
14 Jan 1925
p. 43.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
PRODUCER
WRITERS
Editorial supv
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
ART DIRECTOR
Art dir
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the short story "If Ever I Marry Again" by Gilbert Frankau in Metropolitan Magazine (Feb 1924).
DETAILS
Release Date:
15 February 1925
Premiere Information:
New York opening: 11 January 1925
Copyright Claimant:
First National Pictures, Inc.
Copyright Date:
18 December 1924
Copyright Number:
LP20913
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
7,401
Length(in reels):
8
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Determined that his son, Charles, will not be ruined by love for Jocelyn Margot, the daughter of a notorious San Francisco madam, John Jordan, a stern and proud businessman, sends him to manage one of the family plantations in the Tropics. Before he goes, however, Charles marries Jocelyn and takes her with him. The elder Jordan does not forgive this insult to the family name and position, but Jocelyn proves to be an excellent wife and bears Charles a son. After 4 years, Jordan, unrelenting, sends his personal manager, Wingate, to the Tropics to buy off Jocelyn. As Wingate arrives, Charles dies of a fever; Jocelyn then becomes determined that her son, as the Jordan heir, will receive all the advantages of that family's name and fortune. Returning to San Francisco, she is ignored by Jordon and out of spite decides to reopen her mother's whorehouse under the Jordan name. After inviting the best of local society to the grand opening, she relents and abandons the scheme; Jordan, who finally realizes her basic worth, then recognizes her son as his heir, and Wingate, who has fallen in love with her, takes Jocelyn and the small boy into his ... +


Determined that his son, Charles, will not be ruined by love for Jocelyn Margot, the daughter of a notorious San Francisco madam, John Jordan, a stern and proud businessman, sends him to manage one of the family plantations in the Tropics. Before he goes, however, Charles marries Jocelyn and takes her with him. The elder Jordan does not forgive this insult to the family name and position, but Jocelyn proves to be an excellent wife and bears Charles a son. After 4 years, Jordan, unrelenting, sends his personal manager, Wingate, to the Tropics to buy off Jocelyn. As Wingate arrives, Charles dies of a fever; Jocelyn then becomes determined that her son, as the Jordan heir, will receive all the advantages of that family's name and fortune. Returning to San Francisco, she is ignored by Jordon and out of spite decides to reopen her mother's whorehouse under the Jordan name. After inviting the best of local society to the grand opening, she relents and abandons the scheme; Jordan, who finally realizes her basic worth, then recognizes her son as his heir, and Wingate, who has fallen in love with her, takes Jocelyn and the small boy into his home. +

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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