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Breakfast at Sunrise
Director: Malcolm St. Clair (Dir)
Release Date:   23 Oct 1927
Duration (in feet):   6,042 or 6,222
Duration (in reels):   7
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Cast:   Constance Talmadge (Madeleine)  
    Alice White (Loulou)  
    Bryant Washburn (Marquis)  
    Paulette Duval (Georgiana)  
    Marie Dressler (Queen)  
    Albert Gran (Champignol)  
    Burr McIntosh (General)  
    David Mir (Prince)  
    Don Alvarado (Lussan)  
    Nellie Bly Baker (Madeleine's maid)  

Summary: Madeleine Watteau, a wealthy Parisienne, arrives at the Hotel Splendide coincidentally with the coming of Pierre Lussan, broke and hired for "atmospheric" purposes. Madeleine's fiancé, the Marquis de Cerisey, excuses himself from an engagement with her because of a headache while Pierre telephones Loulou, a dancer, and is refused a proposal of marriage. Madeleine is infuriated to learn that the marquis is in the dining room with another woman, and Pierre sees Loulou with a gay old blade. When placed at the same table, the jilted parties decide to win back their former flames by getting married to each other, after which they will divorce. They soon realize their jealousy of each other's erstwhile partners and realize also that they are meant for each other. 

Production Company: Constance Talmadge Productions  
Distribution Company: First National Pictures, Inc.  
Director: Malcolm St. Clair (Dir)
Producer: Joseph M. Schenck (Pres)
Writer: Gladys Unger (Adpt)
  Fred De Gresac (Scr story)
Photography: Robert B. Kurrle (Dir of photog)
Country: United States
Language: English

Source Text: Based on the novel Le Déjeuner au soleil by André Birabeau (c1925).
Authors: André Birabeau

Copyright Claimant Copyright Date Copyright Number
Joseph M. Schenck 30/8/1927 dd/mm/yyyy LP24335

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Genre: Romantic comedy
Subjects (Major): Courtship
  Paris (France)


Bibliographic Sources:   Date   Page
Film Daily   16 Oct 1927.   
New York Times   14 Nov 1927   p. 26.
Variety   16 Nov 1927   p. 21.

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