Silk Stockings (1927 film)

Silk Stockings is a 1927 American silent comedy film directed by Wesley Ruggles and written by Beatrice Van and Albert DeMond. It is based on the 1914 play A Pair of Silk Stockings by Cyril Harcourt. The film stars Laura La Plante, John Harron, Otis Harlan, William Austin, Marcella Daly, and Heinie Conklin. The film was released on October 2, 1927, by Universal Pictures.[1][2][3]

Silk Stockings
1927 magazine cover
Directed byWesley Ruggles
Screenplay byBeatrice Van
Albert DeMond
Based onA Pair of Silk Stockings
1914 play
by Cyril Harcourt
Produced byCarl Laemmle (Pres)
StarringLaura La Plante
John Harron
Otis Harlan
William Austin
Marcella Daly
Heinie Conklin
CinematographyBen F. Reynolds
Distributed byUniversal Pictures
Release date
  • October 2, 1927 (1927-10-02)
Running time
70 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)

Plot edit

Happily married, Sam and Molly Thornhill are still a very much in love couple but one of their favorite pastimes is fighting. On the eve of their wedding anniversary, Sam is forced to stop over at the office to discuss business with some clients. Pressed by his haste to get home as soon as possible, he does not notice that a lady has slipped a silk stocking into his suit pocket which, upon his return, is immediately discovered by Molly. She and George Bagnall, a friend of the family, learn that in another similar case, it ended in divorce. Judge Moore, their mutual friend, thinks it well to teach the two quarrelsome spouses a lesson and suggests that Molly get a divorce. Reluctantly, she agrees to separate from her husband. While the two are at the seaside, visiting friends, the young wife is unable to hide her unhappiness. Moore then tells her that the divorce petition would be immediately rejected if she and her husband were found together in an awkward situation. She then rushes into what she believes to be her husband's room, but instead finds herself in front of George and his fiancée. The situation is resolved with the arrival of Sam who will take his beloved wife in his arms, thus offering her the excuse to retrace his steps.

Cast edit

Preservation edit

A print of Silk Stockings is in the George Eastman Museum Motion Picture Collection.[4]

References edit

  1. ^ "Silk Stockings (1927) - Overview". Retrieved March 13, 2019.
  2. ^ Janiss Garza. "Silk Stockings (1927) - Wesley Ruggles". AllMovie. Retrieved March 13, 2019.
  3. ^ "Silk Stockings". Retrieved March 13, 2019.
  4. ^ Library of Congress / FIAF American Silent Feature Film Survival Database: Silk Stockings

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