Wonder of Women
B&W : Eleven reels / 8347 feet / 95 minutes
Directed by Clarence Brown
Cast: Lewis Stone [Stephen Trombolt], Leila Hyams [Karen], Peggy Wood [Brigitte], Harry Myers [Bruno Heim], Sarah Padden [Anna], George Fawcett [doctor], Blanche Frederici [Trombolt’s housekeeper], Wally Albright Jr. [Wulle-Wulle], Carmencita Johnson [Lottie], Anita Fremault (Anita Louise) [Lottie], Dietrich Haupt [Kurt], Ullrich Haupt [Kurt], Russ Columbo
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures Corporation production; distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Distributing Corporation. / Scenario by Bess Meredyth, with dialogue by Bess Meredyth, from the novel Die Frau des Steffen Trombolt (The Wife of Stephen Trombolt) by Hermann Sudermann. Art direction (production design) by Cedric Gibbons. Costume design by David Cox and Howard Greer. Songs “Ich Liebe Dich” by Fred Fisher and Martin Broones (music and lyrics), and “At Close of Day” by Ray Klages, Jesse Greer and Martin Broones (music and lyrics). Assistant director, Charles Dorian. Cinematography by Merritt B. Gerstad. Sound by Ralph Shugart and Douglas Shearer. Intertitles by Marian Ainslee. Edited by William Le Vanway. Music by William Axt, Arthur Lange and Sam Wineland. / © 5 September 1929 by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures Corporation [LP658]. Released 13 July 1929. / [?] Movietone 35mm spherical 1.20:1 format and/or Standard 35mm spherical 1.37:1 format? / The film was also released in the USA in a silent version at 8796 feet by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Distributing Corporation in 1929. / Silent film, with talking sequences, synchronized music and sound effects.
Survival status: The film is presumed lost : [?] Vitaphone? soundtrack discs survive in the UCLA Film and Television Archive film archive.
Current rights holder: (unknown)
Keywords: Art Deco - Germans - Marriages - Musicians (Pianists) - Widows
Listing updated: 26 January 2015.
References: Everson-American p. 246r; Mandelbaum-Screen pp. 13, 16 : ClasIm-305 p. 55 : Website-AFI; Website-IMDb : with additional information provided by Arne Andersen and David Pierce.