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DANCING MOTHERS
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PRESERVATION STATUS: Exists at The UCLA Film Archive

Famous Players-Lasky. Distributed by: Paramount Pictures. March 1, 1926 (copyright: March 3, 1926; LP22441). Silent; b&w. 35mm. 8 reels, 7,169 ft.

Presented by: Adolf Zukor, Jesse L. Lasky. Directed by: Herbert Brenon. Scenario: Forrest Halsey. Photographed by J. Roy Hunt. Art Director: Julian Boone Fleming.

Cast: Alice Joyce (Ethel Westcourt), Conway Tearle (Jerry Naughton), Clara Bow (Kittens Westcourt), Donald Keith (Kenneth Cobb), Dorothy Cumming (Mrs. Massarene), Elsie Lawson (Irma), Norman Trevor(Hugh Westcourt).

SOCIETY DRAMA. Source: Edgar Selwyn and Edmund Goulding, "Dancing Mothers" (New York opening: August 11, 1924).

Ethel Westcourt discovers that her husband is having an affair with another woman and that her daughter, Kittens, is seeing too much of Jerry Naughton. In an effort to break up the relationship between Naughton and Kittens, Ethel goes to see Naughton at his apartment and falls in love with him. Her husband discovers Ethel's new love and begs her to return to him. Ethel refuses and takes a boat to Paris, intending to start a new life there. (Information from "The American Film Institute Catalogue of Feature Films.")


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