Children of Divorce (1927) - Rotten Tomatoes

Children of Divorce (1927)

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At the insistence of silent screen star Clara Bow, up-and-coming Gary Cooper was cast in a prominent role in Bow's 1927 vehicle Children of Divorce. Bow, Cooper. and Esther Ralston play three wealthy, spoiled young products of broken homes. Though Cooper and Bow are deeply in love, they are hesitant about making a committment, remembering the pain of their parents' divorce. Both lose out on true happiness when Cooper is tricked into marriage by the calculating Ralston; on the rebound, Bow marries a man she does not love, who is unfaithful to her. It takes several torturous plot convolutions before a happy ending can be reached. Gary Cooper looks uncomfortable in the role of a vaccilating weakling, but his genuine off-screen affection for Clara Bow comes through loud and clear (and never mind that this is a silent picture).

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Cast

Don Marion
as Little Ted
Yvonne Pelletier
as Little Kitty
Einar Hansen
as Prince Ludovico de Sfax
Edward Martindel
as Tom Larrabee
Julia Swayne Gordon
as Princess De Sfax
Gary Cooper
as Ted Larrabee
Esther Ralston
as Jean Waddington
Joyce Coad
as Mother Superior
Tom Ricketts
as The Secretary
Clara Bow
as Kitty Flanders
Hedda Hopper
as Katherine Flanders
Iris Stuart
as Princess de Sfax
Norman Trevor
as Duke de Gondreville
Albert Gran
as Mr. Seymour
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Costume designer and Sternberg associate Travis Banton also deserves credit for the exquisite outfits, particularly the ladies' whisper-thin, hand-beaded dresses.

August 4, 2021 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

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