Larita Filton is named as correspondent in a scandalous divorce case. She escapes to France to rebuild her life where she meets John Whittaker. They are later married, but John's well-to-do family finds out Larita's secret.Written by
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The play opened in London and New York City in 1925. The New York City production began on December 7, 1925 and had one hundred forty-seven performances with Jane Cowl as Larita, Robert Harris as John, and Halliwell Hobbes as Colonel Whittaker. See more »
While sitting with Larita after she is hit with the tennis ball, John's sitting position changes between shots. See more »
In 2004, the Turner Classic Movies channel broadcast a version digitally remastered by Hypercube LLC for the National Film Museum Incorporated. It has a new piano score composed and performed by Douglas M. Protsik and runs 89 minutes. See more »
A powerful movie made during a time when divorce wasn't discussed
I will admit that at times this movie seems slow. However, if you take a look deeper at the time frame in which this movie was presented you can easily see the risk that Hitchcock took. In the movie the main character is divorced and disgraced by her horrible husband. When she tries to regain some normalcy by marrying again, the ghosts of her past come to prevent any happiness in her future. Once again she is shamed, disgraced, and helpless prey for the photographers and newspapers who use her high social standing and demise to sell their goods.
A very compelling look into hypocrisy and judgment in a time when both were at their highest peak.
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