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Warner Brothers Pictures. August 1, 1925 (copyright: April 23, 1925; LP21387). Silent; b&w. 35mm. 7 reels, 6,722 ft.
Director: Ernst Lubitsch. Scenario: Hans Kraly. Photographed by: Charles Van Enger.
Cast: Marie Prevost (Loulou Fleury), Monte Blue (Gaston Fleury), John Roche (Maurice Ferriere), Clara Bow (Grizette), Willard Louis (Avocat Dubois).
DOMESTIC COMEDY: Source: Victorien Sardou and Emile de Najac. "Cyprienne" or "Divorcons" (Paris, 1883).
Gaston Fleury's wife, Loulou, takes a perfunctory interest in music but a deeper one in a musician named Maurice. Although Gaston has no intention of releasing his wife into the hands of Maurice, he feigns willingness to give Loulou a divorce. Loulou then becomes bored with Maurice, and clever maneuvering on the part of Gaston brings her to want desperately a reconciliation with him. He happily fulfills her wish. (Information from "The American Film Institute Catalogue of Feature Films".)
"One of its virtues is that it is enacted by a short cast with the principal trio of players always in the foreground. They are Marie Prevost, Monte Blue and John Roche. Clara Bow absolutely triumphs in the role of a lawyer's steno..." It is well acted, delightfully directed and edited without a wasted foot of film, and on the whole is a picture that should get box office returns."
One of the years 10 best films.
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