Our Modern Maidens

Our Modern Maidens

Joan Crawford
Director: Jack Conway Cast: Joan Crawford
Joan Crawford
, Rod La Rocque
Rod La Rocque
, Douglas Fairbanks Jr.
Douglas Fairbanks Jr.
Jack Conway

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Overview

This follow-up to MGM's 1928 hit Our Dancing Daughters reunites the female stars of the earlier film: Joan Crawford (in her last silent film) and Anita Page. Crawford is engaged to Douglas Fairbanks Jr. (her real-life husband at the time), but both she and her fiance fall in love with other people before the wedding takes place. Fairbanks Jr. renders Anita Page pregnant, but goes through with his wedding to Crawford all the same. Meanwhile, Crawford romances diplomat Rod La Rocque, partly in the hopes of advancing Doug's career, but mostly out of boredom. At any other studio, the romantic intrigues of Our Modern Maidens would be played out in small living rooms and cozy apartment houses. But MGM had a positive mania for placing its stars in the biggest, draftiest mansions possible, then dressing them to the nines in expensive costumes designed by the studio's own fashion arbiter Adrian. Our Modern Maidens proved successful, spawning a third in this loosely constructed series, Our Blushing Brides (one contemporary critic wondered aloud if the next film would be Our Dizzy Divorcees).

Product Details

Release Date: 09/21/2010
UPC: 0883316276648
Original Release: 1929
Rating: NR
Source: Warner Archives
Presentation: [B&W, Full Frame]
Time: 1:15:00
Sales rank: 31,548

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Joan Crawford Billie Brown
Rod La Rocque Abbott
Douglas Fairbanks Gil
Anita Page Kentucky
Eddie Nugent Reg
Josephine Dunn Ginger
Albert Gran B. Bickering Brown
Dorothy Sebastian Actor

Technical Credits
Jack Conway Director
Adrian Costumes/Costume Designer
Marian Ainslee Editor
William Axt Score Composer
Ruth Cummings Editor
George Cunningham Choreography
Cedric Gibbons Art Director
Josephine Lovett Screenwriter
Oliver Marsh Cinematographer
Hunt Stromberg Producer
Sam S. Zimbalist Editor

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