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Miss Lulu Bett (1921)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama | November 1921 (USA)
A once-timid young woman gains newfound confidence after a failed marriage, much to the chagrin of her miserable family.

Writers:

Clara Beranger (adaptation), Zona Gale (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Lois Wilson ... Lulu Bett
Milton Sills ... Neil Cornish
Theodore Roberts ... Dwight Deacon
Helen Ferguson ... Diana Deacon
Mabel Van Buren ... Ina Deacon
Mae Giraci Mae Giraci ... Monona Deacon (as May Giraci)
Clarence Burton ... Ninian Deacon
Ethel Wales ... Grandma Bett
Taylor Graves Taylor Graves ... Bobby Larkin
Charles Ogle ... Station Agent
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Wlliam deMille produced and directed Miss Lulu Bett, a film of extraordinary conviction and insight. It was then often the custom for unmarried women to lodge with family; thus we discover Miss Lulu in a boring Midwestern town, an exploited household drudge for her sister and her overbearing brother-in-law. In the course of the story (based upon the Pulitzer Prize play and novel by Zona Gale), Lulu evolves from slavery into an attractive and self-assured woman, prepared to make her own life. Revealed through wonderful performances and clever use of props, the characters are extraordinarily solid and involving. Written by Anonymous

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated
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The original Broadway production of "Miss Lulu Bett" by Zona Gale opened on December 27, 1920 at the Belmont Theater, ran for 198 performances and won the Pulitzer Prize in Drama in 1921. See more »

Quotes

Mrs. Dwight Deacon: Oh, Dwightie, have I kept you waiting?
Dwight Deacon: After twenty years of being married to you, my darling, I aught to be used to waiting.
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20 January 2016 | by gavin6942See all my reviews

Wlliam deMille produced and directed Miss Lulu Bett, a film of extraordinary conviction and insight. It was then often the custom for unmarried women to lodge with family; thus we discover Miss Lulu in a boring Midwestern town, an exploited household drudge for her sister and her overbearing brother-in-law.

All I have to say about this film is that if you have the ability to see it with a soundtrack, or better yet a live organ, do that. Unfortunately for me, the copy I saw was without sound of any kind which made the viewing experience tedious. The rating would be higher, probably, except that it is hard to judge a film I thought was difficult to enjoy.


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Country:

USA

Language:

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Release Date:

November 1921 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Lulu's friare See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Paramount Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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