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Our Modern Maidens

Released Sep 8, 1929 1h 15m Romance List
Reviews 45% Audience Score 50+ Ratings
Billie (Joan Crawford) is a liberated woman of the Jazz Age. The heiress lives a carefree life, and is engaged to young diplomat Gil Jordan (Douglas Fairbanks Jr.). Sparks fly when she meets Glenn Abbott (Rod La Rocque) a senior diplomat she hopes can influence Gil's diplomatic assignment. Billie denies her attraction to Glenn, but when she realizes that Gil has been involved with her friend Kentucky (Anita Page), she seeks an answer that will make all these lovers happy. Read More Read Less
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Audience Member The best romance movie ever made! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/26/23 Full Review Audience Member Our Modern Maidens (1929) This is a great pre-code silent movie and one of three of Joan Crawford's famous "Flapper" series. So you know it's just a little over the top soap opera. She plays coquettish Billie Brown who is secretly engaged to Gill (Douglas Fairbanks Jr.). Billie is trying to get Gill an appointment as an American diplomat in Paris, and she seduces the influential Abbott (Rod La Rocque) who can get the job done. Gil is sort of feeling lonely and left out watching Billie put the moves on the older Abbott. Billie's girlfriend, the young, innocent Kentucky (Anita Page) is slowly falling for Gil. They have a little dalliance, but Gil still seems to love Billie. Abbott is in love with Billie too, but she keeps a sly distance from him. He soon finds out about Billie and Gil's engagement, and tells Billie off. For some reason Billie has some feelings for Abbott. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/16/23 Full Review Audience Member interesting pre-code dram-com Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Audience Member Socialite flapper Joan hits on a powerful guy in order to get her secret fiance an embassy job. Joan falls in love with powerful guy, secret fiance gets Joan's innocent best friend pregnant (!), Joan and fiance marry, and before they even leave for their honeymoon, everyone winds up with the right person. A pre-Hayes Code, silent melodrama, with great sets and costumes. The 55th of Joan's 81 films that I've seen. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/04/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis Billie (Joan Crawford) is a liberated woman of the Jazz Age. The heiress lives a carefree life, and is engaged to young diplomat Gil Jordan (Douglas Fairbanks Jr.). Sparks fly when she meets Glenn Abbott (Rod La Rocque) a senior diplomat she hopes can influence Gil's diplomatic assignment. Billie denies her attraction to Glenn, but when she realizes that Gil has been involved with her friend Kentucky (Anita Page), she seeks an answer that will make all these lovers happy.
Director
Jack Conway
Producer
Jack Conway, Hunt Stromberg
Screenwriter
Marian Ainslee, Ruth Cummings
Distributor
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Production Co
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Genre
Romance
Release Date (Theaters)
Sep 8, 1929, Original
Release Date (Streaming)
Sep 1, 2009
Runtime
1h 15m
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