MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 89,860 this week

The Unfortunate Marriage (1917)

 |  Drama  |  1 July 1917 (USA)
7.8
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.8/10 from 38 users  
Reviews: 2 user | 1 critic

Add a Plot

Director:

Writers:

(novel), (scenario)
0Check in
0Share...

Family Entertainment Guide

Check out IMDb's comprehensive Family Entertainment Guide for recommendations for movies and TV series for every age and every viewing platform.

Visit our Family Entertainment Guide

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Unfortunate Marriage (1917)

The Unfortunate Marriage (1917) on IMDb 7.8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Unfortunate Marriage.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

The abandoned home of a wealthy man who supposedly committed suicide five years earlier is taken over by ghoulish figures - could they be vampires?

Director: Tod Browning
Stars: Lon Chaney, Marceline Day, Henry B. Walthall
Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Harry Doolittle wakes up on the day he's to marry Betty Bright. He has a terrible hangover. A strange woman appears in his room saying that he married her the night before, and just then, ... See full summary »

Director: Harry Edwards
Stars: Harry Langdon, Marceline Day, Charlotte Mineau
Adventure | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

François Villon, in his lifetime the most renowned poet in France, is also a prankster, an occasional criminal, and an ardent patriot.

Director: Alan Crosland
Stars: John Barrymore, Conrad Veidt, Marceline Day
Short | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

The ghost of a selfish, inconsiderate woman must make up for her past transgressions by making sure that her descendant marries the man who is right for her.

Stars: Florence La Badie, Justus D. Barnes, William Russell
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Director: Clifford Smith
Stars: Jack Hoxie, Marceline Day, William Welsh
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Director: Louis J. Gasnier
Stars: Marceline Day, Bert Lytell, Eileen Percy
Crime | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A messenger boy is wrongfully accused of stealing bonds worth $20,000.

Directors: Lawrence Marston, Edwin Thanhouser
Stars: William Garwood, Marie Eline, Florence La Badie
Certificate: Passed Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A returning seminary student goes up against a small New England town when he comes to the aid of a prostitute who has been injured, despite the townspeople's calls for her to be run out of... See full summary »

Director: John S. Robertson
Stars: Lars Hanson, Marceline Day, Pauline Starke
Drama | Mystery | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Stars: Alexander F. Frank, Viola Alberti, Charles Perley
The Woman in White II (1912)
Short | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Stars: Marguerite Snow, James Cruze, William Garwood
Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Harry and Marcie are on a train headed for a new job. There's comedy in the berths and during Harry's morning shave, then a thief steals the money Harry needed for his new job, so he has to... See full summary »

Director: Harry Edwards
Stars: Harry Langdon, Marceline Day, Frank J. Coleman
Cinderella (1911)
Short | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A young woman forced into servitude by her family gets more than she bargained for when her fairy godmother magically permits her to go to the royal ball.

Director: George Nichols
Stars: Florence La Badie, Harry Benham, Anna Rosemond
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
Florence La Badie ...
Richard Neill ...
Sir Percival Glyde (as Richard R. Neill)
Gertrude Dallas ...
Arthur Bauer ...
Count Fosco (as Arthur Bower)
Wayne Arey ...
J.H. Gilmour ...
Claude Cooper ...
Edit

Storyline

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

1 July 1917 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Unfortunate Marriage  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

This film is preserved in the Library of Congress collection. See more »

Connections

Version of Novela: La dama vestida de blanco (1967) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Beautiful Florence La Badie's Almost Last Film
10 December 2014 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I think it's just a fantastic attempt by a smaller studio to bring Wilkie Collins' classic Victorian tale of murder, madness and romance, "The Woman in White", to the screen. The Thanhouser company operated out of New Rochelle from a studio they had built from an old skating rink. In 1913 a fire destroyed the studios but the company just kept plugging away, even releasing a film "When the Studio Burned" to coincide with the disaster. They seemed to specialise in adaptations of classic novels and unlike the other reviewer I think this is a superior effort and can definitely be compared to other studios' films of the period. The titles are especially decorative with an Art Noveauish background.

While art teacher Walter Hartridge is walking to his new job he sees a "woman in white" running through the trees. She has just escaped from a lunatic asylum but implores Walter not to give her away and he keeps his word by acting dumb when a search party enquires after her. Walter and Laura, his new pupil, fall in love but unfortunately she has already been promised to Sir Percival Glyde - who is the "boo, hiss" villain. He is eager to get Laura's grumpy uncle to sign a clause that will enable either Laura or himself to inherit the estate in case of the other's death - and Sir Percival is determined not to die first!!! He also has Walter watched and interferes with the couple's letters so they both think the other is not serious about their love.

After the Glyde's honeymoon another bad egg arrives on the scene - he is Dr. Cuneo who conducts experiments on cute animals and is deeply in cahoots with Glyde's evil schemes. He sees a resemblance between Ann "the mad girl" and Laura and he hatches a plan....... I think the confusion comes about when Laura's older sister Marion, who has played a pretty subordinate role to the plot so far, but now, half way through becomes vital and propels the plot forward. Marion is drugged and taken away - Laura is told she is on a visit to London, then Ann is drugged and bought to the house, Laura is then drugged and taken away!!! Very confusing, especially as the lovely La Badie plays both Ann and Laura and Gertrude Dallas as Marion has a similar look!!!

1917 was the last year of production for Thanhouser. Earlier in the year an all round actor had died aged 62 but in October, when their brightest and most popular player Florence La Badie died in an automobile accident aged 27, the heart went out of the studio and by the end of the year Thanhouser was idle with no-one there except "the book-keeper and Mr. Thanhouser"!!


2 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss The Unfortunate Marriage (1917) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page