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Our Modern Maidens (1929)

Passed  -  Drama | Comedy  -  8 September 1929 (USA)
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A flapper charms a diplomat to procure her fiancé a career opportunity, while the fiancé starts a relationship with her best friend.



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Complete credited cast:
Edward J. Nugent ...
Reg (as Edward Nugent)
Josephine Dunn ...
Albert Gran ...
B. Bickering Brown


Young vivacious Billie uses her charms on influential businessman Glenn Abbott in hopes of getting her secret fiancée Gil a diplomatic appointment. Meanwhile Gil's affections meander to beautiful ingenue Kentucky, Billie's best friend. After securing Gil's appointment, Abbott is crushed to learn of Billie's impending marriage. What Billie didn't count on was Gil getting Kentucky pregnant. This throws her wedding day into scandal and creates turmoil in the lives of the youthful quartet. Written by Gary Jackson <>

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An all-talking--singing and dancing jazz party!


Drama | Comedy


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8 September 1929 (USA)  »

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Our Modern Maidens  »

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Sound Mix:

| (Western Electric System) (musical score and sound effects)

Aspect Ratio:

1.20 : 1
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Did You Know?


Joan Crawford married co-star Douglas Fairbanks Jr. in a well orchestrated publicity event for the film. See more »


Kentucky Strafford: Love! Beautiful love! Will it sweep me away in a cloud of glory or steal upon me... gently?
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Followed by Our Blushing Brides (1930) See more »


Il barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville)
(1816) (uncredited))
Music by Gioachino Rossini
Played a bit on piccolo by Edward J. Nugent
Excerpts integrated into the music score
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Doug & Joan & Rod & Anita
24 July 2012 | by (Earth) – See all my reviews

The night of her prom, wealthy man-hungry Joan Crawford (as Billie Brown) agrees to marry childhood sweetheart Douglas Fairbanks Jr. (as Gilbert "Gil" Jordan). The partying couple decide to keep their engagement a secret and continue to play the field, however. In order to secure her fiancé an enviable Paris appointment, Ms. Crawford get cozy with suave diplomat Rod La Rocque (as Glenn "Dynamite" Abbott). Meanwhile, Mr. Fairbanks is getting close enough with pretty Anita Page (as Kentucky Strafford) to produce a child. The four lovers must find out where true love lies...

MGM's follow-up to "flapper"-era Joan Crawford's hit "Our Dancing Daughters" (1928) helped secure her position as a #1 box office star. The film is lively, richly-produced and thankfully available with its original "synchronized sound effects" soundtrack. "Our Modern Maidens" corresponded perfectly with the short, real-life marriage of Crawford and Fairbanks. He has a great scene, at the 4th of July party doing impressions of John Barrymore (in "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde"), John Gilbert (with a Garbo double, in "Flesh and the Devil") and father Douglas Fairbanks (in "Robin Hood").

****** Our Modern Maidens (9/6/29) Jack Conway ~ Joan Crawford, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Rod La Rocque, Anita Page

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