~The Marriage Circle~
1924
~LUBI-68: Florence Vidor & Monte Blue~
~Plot Synopsis~
Viennese doctor Monte Blue is madly in love with his wife Florence Vidor--so much so that many suspect
that they aren't married at all! Vidor's best friend Marie Prevost is an incurable coquette; Marie's
divorce-bound husband Adolphe Menjou hires detective Harry Myers to keep tabs on his wife. Inevitably,
Prevost meets and flirts with the true-blue Blue. Meanwhile, Blue's lecherous partner Creighton Hale sets
his sights on innocent Vidor. Thanks to the misunderstandings of detective Myers, both Blue and Vidor
are suspected of infidelity, but all ends well as doctor and wife are reunited and Prevost ends up with her
male counterpart Hale. The first of Ernst Lubitsch's sophisticated sex farces, The Marriage Circle was
reportedly Lubitsch's favorite film; he would remake it (and improve upon it tenfold) in 1932 as the
sprightly musical One Hour With You, with Maurice Chevalier and Jeanette MacDonald. Both original and
remake were based on Only a Dream, a play by Lothar Schmidt.

Plot Synopsis by Hal Erickson, AllMovie.com
Directed by: Ernst Lubitsch

Written by: Paul Bern

Based on the novel "Nur ein Traum, Lustspiel in 3 Akten," by Lothar
Schmidt (München, 1909).
~Cast~

Florence Vidor ...  Charlotte Braun
Monte Blue ...  Dr. Franz Braun
Marie Prevost ...  Mizzi Stock
Creighton Hale ...  Dr. Gustav Mueller
Adolphe Menjou ...  Professor Josef Stock
Harry Myers ...  Detective
Dale Fuller ...  Neurotic patient
Esther Ralston ...  Miss Hofer
~Remaining Credits~

Produced & Released by: Warner Bros. Pictures

Produced by: Ernst Lubitsch
Cinematography by: Charles Van Enger & Henry Sharp
Assistant Directors: Henry Blanke & James Flood
Art Titles: Victor Vance
Light Effects: F.N. Murphy

Length: 8 Reels
Runtime: 78 Minutes
Released: February 10, 1924
New York premiere: February 3, 1924
~LUBI-313: Marie Prevost & Adolphe Menjou~
~Monte Blue & Marie Prevost~
~Marie Prevost~
~Marie Prevost~
~Marie Prevost~