The Marriage Playground
B&W : Nine reels / 7182 feet
Directed by Lothar Mendes
Cast: Mary Brian [Judith Wheater], Fredric March [Martin Boyne], Lilyan Tashman [Joyce Wheater], Huntley Gordon [Cliffe Wheater], Kay Francis [Zinnia La Crosse], William Austin [Lord Wrench], Seena Owen [Rose Sellers], Philippe de Lacy [Terry], Anita Louise [Blanca], Little Mitzi (Mitzi Green) [Zinnie], Billy Seay [Astorre (Bun)], Ruby Parsley [Beatrice (Beechy)], Donald Smith [Chipstone (Chip)], Jocelyn Lee [Sybil Lullmer], Maude Turner Gordon [Aunt Julia Langley], David Newell [Gerald Omerod], Armand Kaliz [Prince Matriano], Joan Standing [Miss Scopy], Gordon De Main [Mr. Delafield]
Paramount Famous Lasky Corporation production; distributed by Paramount Pictures Corporation. / Screenplay by J. Walter Ruben, with dialogue by Doris Anderson, from the adaptation by Doris Anderson of the novel The Children by Edith Wharton. General manager of West Coast production, B.P. Schulberg. Cinematography by Victor Milner. Sound recording engineer, M.M. Paggi. / © 21 December 1929 by Paramount Famous Lasky Corporation [LP932]. Released 21 December 1929. / [?] Movietone 35mm spherical 1.20:1 format and/or Standard 35mm spherical 1.33:1 format? Movietone sound-on-film sound system. / Working title: The Children. Owen’s last film. Green’s film debut. The film was also released in the USA in a silent version at 6610 feet by Paramount Pictures Corporation. / Full-sound film.
Survival status: Print exists.
Current rights holder: (unknown)
Keywords: Children - Divorce - Families - Italy: Venice - Marriages - Switzerland - Synchronized sound film
Listing updated: 4 October 2014.
References: Best-Those pp. 56, 100 : ClasIm-226 p. 43; Seattle Post-Intelligencer, 1 December 1929, p. 9E : Website-AFI.
Home video: DVD.