~The Age of Innocence~
~Age-137: Stuart Holmes & Beverly Bayne~
~Plot Synopsis~
Countess Ellen Olenska leaves her brutish husband in Poland and returns to her socially prominent
New York family, which is concerned lest there be scandal. Thus, there is a reception for Ellen, at
which is announced the engagement of Ellen's cousin, May Mingott, and Newland Archer. Several
men, including Newland, are attracted to Ellen, and the countess later finds it easy to lead a gay life
with bohemian friends. A passionate love springs up between Ellen and Newland, despite the
resistance of both to it. Newland marries May and hopes to forget Ellen, but in a subsequent meeting
they decide to go away together. Visiting Ellen, May shares a confidence that causes the countess to
decide to return to her husband. Ellen bids farewell to Newland with the suggestion that he can learn
the reason from his wife. Receiving the news that May expects a child, Newland repents and resolves
to be worthy of his wife.  

Plot Synopsis from afi.com
Directed by: Wesley Ruggles

Written by: Olga Printzlau

Based on the novel The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton (New York,

Edith Roberts ...May Mingott
Elliott Dexter ...Newland Archer
Willard Louis ...Philanderer
Fred Huntley
Gertrude Norman
Sigrid Holmquist
Beverly Bayne ...Countess Olenska
Stuart Holmes
Maxine Elliott Hicks
~Remaining Credits~

Produced & Released by: Warner Bros. Pictures

Length: 7 Reels
Runtime: 70 Minutes
Released: November 1, 1924