The First Year


1h 15m 1926

Brief Synopsis

One of the films that Borzage shot under contract for Fox before he began his run of box-office hits. This is a comedy built up around the disastrous dinner that a couple of newlyweds organise for an important financial partner of the husband's.

Film Details

Release Date
Jan 24, 1926
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Fox Film Corp.
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the play The First Year, a Comic Tragedy of Married Life, in Three Acts by Frank Craven (New York, c1921).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 15m
Sound
Silent
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.33 : 1
Film Length
6,038ft (6 reels)

Synopsis

Tom Tucker, an easygoing, bashful type, marries Grace Livingston and moves with her to a small country town. During the first year of their marriage, Grace, who is more ambitious for Tom than he is for himself, becomes discontented and restless. Tom, who finally works up a deal with a railroad company from which he stands to make a lot of money, invites the principals in the deal, Mr. and Mrs. Barstow, to dinner. The dinner is a disaster: the maid is inexperienced and clumsy; Grace lets slip an unfortunate remark; and Dick Loring, once a rival for Grace's love, drops in unexpectedly. When Grace realizes that Tom may spoil the deal, she goes to her mother's house. While she is gone, Tom signs the final papers and goes after Grace. They are reconciled, and Tom learns that she is going to have a baby.

Film Details

Release Date
Jan 24, 1926
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Fox Film Corp.
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the play The First Year, a Comic Tragedy of Married Life, in Three Acts by Frank Craven (New York, c1921).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 15m
Sound
Silent
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.33 : 1
Film Length
6,038ft (6 reels)

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