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A society woman believes her husband is having an affair, a misconception which may have dire personal consequences for all involved.

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Lord Darlington
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Lady Windermere
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Lord Windermere
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Mrs. Erlynne
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Lord Augustus Lorton (as Edw. Martindel)
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The Duchess of Berwick (as Mme. Daumery)
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Billie Bennett ...
Lady Plymdale (uncredited)
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Party Guest (uncredited)
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Mrs. Cowper-Cowper (uncredited)
Frank Finch Smiles ...
Waiter with Party Guest List (uncredited)
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Party Guest (uncredited)
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Party Guest (uncredited)
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Waiter at the Party (uncredited)

Directed by

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Ernst Lubitsch

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Oscar Wilde ... (by)
 
Julien Josephson ... (adapted to the screen by)
 
Maude Fulton ... (titles by) and
Eric Locke ... (titles by)

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Ernst Lubitsch ... producer (uncredited)
Darryl F. Zanuck ... producer (uncredited)

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Yati Durant ... (new score)

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Charles Van Enger ... (photography)

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Ernst Lubitsch ... (uncredited)

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Harold Grieve
Edgar G. Ulmer ... (uncredited)

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Sophie Wachner ... (costumes)

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George Hippard ... assistant director
Ernst Laemmle ... assistant director

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Victor Vance ... art titles

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F.N. Murphy ... electrical effects

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Willard Van Enger ... assistant camera (uncredited)

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Samuel Goldwyn ... ronald colman appears courtesy of
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Plot Summary

Mrs Erlynne, the mother of Lady Windermere--who doesn't know about her--wants to be introduced in society so that she can marry Lord Augustus Lorton. Lord Windermere, who helped her with a cheque, invites her to his wife's birthday party, but Lady Windermere thinks she has reason to be jealous, so she decides to leave her husband and go to Lord Darlington, who is pining for her. Mrs Erlynne finds this out and tries to prevent this mistake, but her daughter leaves her fan in Lord Darlingtons residence. Written by Stephan Eichenberg

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Taglines The super-sensation of the Screen-the crowning achievement of the foremost Motion Picture Director in the world today- Ernst Lubitsch (Print Ad- Greenfield Recorder, ((Greenfield, Mass.)) 9 January 1926) See more »
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Also Known As
  • L'éventail de Lady Windermere (France)
  • Lady Windermeres Fächer (Germany)
  • El abanico de Lady Windermere (Spain)
  • ウインダミア夫人の扇 (Japan, Japanese title)
  • O Leque de Lady Margarida (Brazil)
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  • 120 min
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Budget $320,000 (estimated)

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Trivia One of the 50 films in the three-disk boxed DVD set called "More Treasures from American Film Archives, 1894-1931" (2004), compiled by the National Film Preservation Foundation from five American film archives. This film is preserved by the Museum of Modern Art, has a running time of 89 minutes and an added piano music score. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Historia del cine: Epoca muda (1983). See more »
Quotes Opening title card: Lady Windermere faced the grave problem of seating her dinner guests.
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