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Manslaughter

USA, English, 100 mins

  • Director: Cecil B. DeMille
  • Writer: Jeanie Macpherson
  • Producer: Cecil B. DeMille; Jesse L. Lasky

CGiii Comment

Society-girl thrillseeker Lydia causes the death of motorcylce policeman and is prosecuted by her fiance...she is sent to prison and...
 
Lesbians in 1922 - Queen Victoria would have been spinning in her grave!
 
A melodramatic fiesta of overwrought camp.
 
Delicious.
 

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The(ir) Blurb...

Society-girl thrill seeker Lydia causes the death of motorcycle policeman and is prosecuted by her fiancé Daniel who describes in lurid detail the downfall of Rome. While she's in prison she reforms and Daniel becomes a wasted alcoholic.

Cast & Characters

Leatrice Joy as Lydia Thorne;
Thomas Meighan as Daniel J. O'Bannon;
Lois Wilson as Evans;
John Miltern as Gov. Stephan Albee;
George Fawcett as Judge Homans;
Julia Faye as Mrs. Drummond;
Edythe Chapman as Adeline Bennett;
Jack Mower as Drummond;
Dorothy Cumming as Eleanor Bellington;
Casson Ferguson as Bobby Dorest;
Michael D. Moore as Dicky Evans;
James Neill as Butler;
Sylvia Ashton as Prison matron;
Raymond Hatton as Brown;
Mabel Van Buren as Prisoner

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