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Being Respectable

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Being Respectable
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Directed byPhil Rosen
Screenplay byDorothy Farnum
Based onBeing Respectable
by Grace Hodgson Landrau
StarringMarie Prevost
Monte Blue
Louise Fazenda
Irene Rich
Theodore von Eltz
Frank Currier
CinematographyH. Lyman Broening
Distributed byWarner Bros.
Release date
  • July 1, 1924 (1924-07-01)
Running time
80 minutes
CountryUnited States

Being Respectable is a 1924 American drama film directed by Phil Rosen and written by Dorothy Farnum. The film stars Marie Prevost, Monte Blue, Louise Fazenda, Irene Rich, Theodore von Eltz and Frank Currier. The film was released by Warner Bros. on July 1, 1924.[1][2][3]


Charles Carpenter is obliged to marry Suzanne, with pressure from his wealthy and respectable family, although he is in love with young Valerie Winship. Years later, when Valerie is back in town, they renew the affair and Carpenter plans to leave his wife and child for her, but in the end he yields to family duty and respectability.[4]



Being Respectable opened with mixed reviews from The New York Times. The New York Times Screen review characterized it as "only mildly interesting in parts, and frequently disappointing.".[5]


  1. ^ "Being Respectable (1924) - Overview". Retrieved December 11, 2017.
  2. ^ Janiss Garza. "Being Respectable (1924)". AllMovie. Retrieved December 11, 2017.
  3. ^ "Being Respectable". Retrieved December 11, 2017.
  4. ^ "AFI|Catalog". Retrieved November 6, 2018.
  5. ^ "The Screen". New York Times. August 4, 1924. p. 16. Archived from the original on November 6, 2018. Retrieved December 25, 2019.
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