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Children of Divorce (1927)

A young flapper tricks her childhood sweetheart into marrying her. He really loves another woman, but didn't marry her for fear the marriage would end in divorce, like his parents'. Complications ensue.

Directors:

Frank Lloyd, Josef von Sternberg (uncredited)

Writers:

Owen Johnson (novel) (as Owen McMahon Johnson), Adela Rogers St. Johns (story) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Clara Bow ... Kitty Flanders
Esther Ralston ... Jean Waddington
Gary Cooper ... Edward D. 'Ted' Larrabee
Einar Hanson ... Prince Ludovico de Saxe
Norman Trevor ... Duke Henri de Goncourt
Hedda Hopper ... Katherine Flanders
Edward Martindel ... Tom Larrabee
Julia Swayne Gordon ... Princess De Saxe
Tom Ricketts ... The Secretary
Albert Gran ... Mr. Seymour
Iris Stuart Iris Stuart ... Mousie
Margaret Campbell Margaret Campbell ... Mother Superior
Percy Williams ... Manning
Joyce Coad Joyce Coad ... Little Kitty
Yvonne Pelletier ... Little Jean
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Storyline

A young flapper tricks her childhood sweetheart into marrying her. He really loves another woman, but didn't marry her for fear the marriage would end in divorce, like his parents'. Complications ensue.

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Taglines:

Dancing Daughters, Jazz Orphans. "Courtship, Marriage, Divorce." Loveless lives and hearts hidden behind masks of riotous gayety. Lovable, pitiable children of divorce- (Print Ad-The Evening Sun,((Vancouver, B.C.)) 22 April 1927)

Genres:

Drama | Romance

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Details

Official Sites:

1st home video release ever

Country:

USA

Release Date:

25 April 1927 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Filhos do Divórcio See more »

Filming Locations:

Del Monte, California, USA See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Silent | Stereo (New score by Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Josef von Sternberg was called in by Paramount to reshoot some scenes, shoot new scenes and recut the existing footage after executives made the determination that the film was not releasable. See more »

Quotes

Kitty Flanders: You'd make a marvelous second husband but you are too much of a luxury for a poor girl's first husband.
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Ted and Jean and Vico and Kitty
16 August 2016 | by GManfredSee all my reviews

Seems as though everyone's in love with everyone else in this soaper from what ultimately became Paramount Studios. There are good performances from all concerned, even from Gary Cooper in his first starring role. It is summarized by the reviewer from the Library of Congress above, and is a jumble of love shuffled among the various characters. The nominal star is Clara Bow, who here plays the 'heavy', but all eyes are on Gary Cooper, who subsequently became a huge Hollywood star. Esther Ralston has the supporting actress role and she is beautiful in a sympathetic part.

The film is what amounts to a polemic on the hazards of divorce but is not without merit. There are several poignant, sentimental moments which hold up due to some very competent performances, even by Cooper himself in his first big part. The year is 1927 and the film holds some very outdated views of marriage and divorce but, as often with silents, they must be viewed with a sense of atavism, as when one goes to a museum - or, in this case, a film festival. (Capitolfest, Rome, N.Y., 8/12/16.


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