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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.

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Kitty Flanders
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Jean Waddington
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Edward D. 'Ted' Larrabee
Einar Hanson ...
Prince Ludovico de Saxe
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Duke Henri de Goncourt
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Katherine Flanders
Edward Martindel ...
Tom Larrabee
Julia Swayne Gordon ...
Princess De Saxe
Tom Ricketts ...
The Secretary
Albert Gran ...
Mr. Seymour
Iris Stuart ...
Mousie
Margaret Campbell ...
Mother Superior
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Manning
Joyce Coad ...
Little Kitty
Yvonne Pelletier ...
Little Jean
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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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25 April 1927 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Filhos do Divórcio  »

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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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Worth seeing for the three lead performances
16 August 2007 | by (NY NY) – See all my reviews

Although the message is ridiculous (it is better to kill yourself than to divorce your spouse) this soapy film is definitely worth seeing for the performances of the three leads. Clara Bow is absolutely delightful

  • at her coquettish flapper best. This is one of her few roles that


does have a tragic conclusion. Cary Grant and Esther Ralston are also quite good.

This comment was originally submitted 7 years ago and apparently deleted. Due to spoilers perhaps??? I don't think I gave away too much. AND there has yet to be another comment posted on this extremely rare film. I would think that someone might want to read about it, since it is never shown and unavailable in any format. Please keep that in mind before deleting.

Another interesting item about this film: A young Hedda Hopper plays a supporting role, years before she became the gossip queen of Hollywood.


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