Tag Archives: Gloria Swanson
Fine Manners (1926) Richard Rosson, Lewis Milestone, Gloria Swanson, Eugene O’Brien, Helen Dunbar, Comedy
Perfect Understanding (1933) Cyril Gardner, Gloria Swanson, Laurence Olivier, John Halliday, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Tonight or Never (1931) Mervyn LeRoy, Gloria Swanson, Melvyn Douglas, Alison Skipworth, Comedy, Romance
Father Takes a Wife (1941) Jack Hively, Adolphe Menjou, Gloria Swanson, John Howard, Comedy, Romance
Frederick Osborne, Junior is slightly agitated because his father, Senior, is acting more like a college student than the president of a huge merchantile fleet. Senior reveals that he is going to marry Leslie Collier, the famous stage star, and Junior and his wife Enid are horrified and expect the worse from the hot-tempered father and the volatile actress. They have been married only five minutes before they have a quarrel, and have to be carried out of the house to begin a sea-voyage honeymoon. Carlos, a penniless stowaway with a high opinion of his singing ability, is invited to stay with Senior and his bride when they return to New York, the idea that sponsoring Carlos’ career will give Leslie the limelight she promised to fore-go when she married Senior. The routine of arranging Carlos’ debut disrupts the Osborne home and Senior goes home to the children. To save Senior’s marriage, Junior and Enid invite Carlos to stay in their home. Junior too soon stalks out.
The Affairs of Anatol (1921) Cecil B. DeMille, Wallace Reid, Gloria Swanson, Wanda Hawley, Comedy, Drama
Socialite Anatol Spencer seeks a better relation that he has with his wife. He sets up the friend of his youth Emilie in an apartment only to have her two-time him. He comforts the near suicide Annie only to have her rob him of his wallet. “Satan” Synne, the “wickedest woman in New York,” looks promising but she’s only plying her trade to help raise funds for her husband’s surgery. He decides to return to his wife, with all her faults, only to find her carousing with his best friend Max.
A stenographer who works for a lawyer falls in love with and marries a wealthy young man. His family has the marraige annulled, after which she gives birth to a child. Her former boss helps her out to ensure the child’s welfare, which starts gossip that she is a “kept woman.”