7.5/10
47
3 user 2 critic

Saturday Night (1922)

Though betrothed to fellow socialite Richard, Iris weds her chauffeur Tom leaving Richard to marry the family laundress' daughter Shamrock. Class differences lead to divorces and remarriages.

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (story)
Reviews
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Manslaughter (1922)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Society-girl thrill seeker Lydia causes the death of motorcycle policeman and is prosecuted by her fiancé Daniel who describes in lurid detail the downfall of Rome. While she's in prison she reforms and Daniel becomes a wasted alcoholic.

Director: Cecil B. DeMille
Stars: Leatrice Joy, Thomas Meighan, Lois Wilson
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Mary Maddock becomes a seamstress after her husband Steve wastes their money on booze. Her employer provides her as an escort to accompany millionaire Mallory. Her husband tries ... See full summary »

Director: Cecil B. DeMille
Stars: Agnes Ayres, Clarence Burton, Theodore Roberts
Certificate: Passed Biography | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

The first part tells the story of Moses leading the Jews from Egypt to the Promised Land, his receipt of the tablets and the worship of the golden calf. The second part shows the efficacy ... See full summary »

Director: Cecil B. DeMille
Stars: Theodore Roberts, Charles de Rochefort, Estelle Taylor
Triumph (1924)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

The will states that the tin factory goes to his wastrel son King if he'll settle down or else to his son by another marriage factory manager William. Both sons wants factory forewoman Ann.

Director: Cecil B. DeMille
Stars: Leatrice Joy, Rod La Rocque, Victor Varconi
Adam's Rib (1923)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Michael Ramsay only has time for gathering his fortune in wheat. His wife seeks comfort elsewhere and, to avoid a scandal, her daughter Matilda assumes her mother's guilt. Ramsay nearly goes broke but gets rich again; his wife returns.

Director: Cecil B. DeMille
Stars: Milton Sills, Elliott Dexter, Theodore Kosloff
Madam Satan (1930)
Certificate: Passed Musical | Romance | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Angela and Bob Brooks are an upper class couple. Unfortunately, Bob is an unfaithful husband. But Angela has a plan to win back her husband's affections. An elaborate masquerade ball is to ... See full summary »

Director: Cecil B. DeMille
Stars: Kay Johnson, Reginald Denny, Lillian Roth
Certificate: Passed Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Two teenagers, one an atheist and the other a Christian, fall in love at a brutal reform school.

Director: Cecil B. DeMille
Stars: Lina Basquette, Marie Prevost, Tom Keene
The Buccaneer (1938)
Adventure | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Semi-fictional account of pirate Jean Lafitte's involvement in the War of 1812.

Director: Cecil B. DeMille
Stars: Fredric March, Franciska Gaal, Akim Tamiroff
Certificate: Passed Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A romantic rivalry among members of a secret society becomes even tenser when one of the men is assigned to carry out an assassination.

Director: Wallace Worsley
Stars: Lon Chaney, Leatrice Joy, John Bowers
The Squaw Man (1914)
Action | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A chivalrous British officer takes the blame for his cousin's embezzlement and journeys to the American West to start a new life on a cattle ranch.

Directors: Oscar Apfel, Cecil B. DeMille
Stars: Dustin Farnum, Monroe Salisbury, Winifred Kingston
The Plainsman (1936)
Biography | History | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Wild Bill Hickok attempts to stop an Indian uprising that was started by white gun-runners.

Director: Cecil B. DeMille
Stars: Gary Cooper, Jean Arthur, James Ellison
Adventure | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

When strongman Samson rejects the love of the beautiful Philistine woman Delilah, she seeks vengeance that brings horrible consequences they both regret.

Director: Cecil B. DeMille
Stars: Hedy Lamarr, Victor Mature, George Sanders
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
Iris Van Suydam
...
Richard Prentiss
...
Shamrock O'Day
...
Tom McGuire
...
Elsie Prentiss
...
Mrs. Prentiss
...
Uncle Van
Sylvia Ashton ...
Mrs. O'Day
...
The Count Demitry Scardoff
...
Tompkins - the Butler
...
The Professor
...
Mrs. Ferguson
Edit

Storyline

Though betrothed to fellow socialite Richard, Iris weds her chauffeur Tom leaving Richard to marry the family laundress' daughter Shamrock. Class differences lead to divorces and remarriages.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

melodrama | See All (1) »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Edit

Details

Country:

Release Date:

29 January 1922 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Le détour  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Leatrice Joy did all her own stunt work, including driving the Kissel automobile across the 150 foot (46 metres) tall Arroyo Seco railway trestle. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Great Gatsby (2013) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Leatrice Joy Starring in a DeMille Film.
24 May 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This comedy/drama from Cecil B. DeMille was Leatrice Joy's first starring film for the director after Gloria Swanson moved on. She plays a bored rich girl who is engaged to bored rich boy Conrad Nagel. The poor things have nothing to do but dress up and go to parties. They are sort of engaged.

But Joy is attracted to take-charge chauffeur Jack Mower and Nagel is fascinated by feisty laundress Edith Roberts. What to do? Things come to a head when bitchy sister Julia Faye forces the wedding announcement at a big party and Joy and Nagel meekly fall in line ... that is until fate throws the couple into the paths of their secret loves.

Wreckless Joy causes a train to smash her roadster, but she is saved by Mower. And Nagel runs off and marries Roberts. Society is shocked by the marriages. Joy is forced to live in a cold water tenement after Mower is fired, and Roberts is the butt of Faye's endless jokes as she tries to fit in with the society types.

Will love conquer all? Or will everyday life break up these mismatched marriages? It takes a blazing tenement fire to settle the issue.

The 4 stars all do well, with Leatrice Joy especially watchable. Julia Faye is notable as the sister. Co-stars include Theodore Roberts, Edythe Chapman, and Sylvia Ashton. Costumes and interior designs are sumptuous, and the Halloween pool party is not to be missed!


16 of 16 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?