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Private Lives is a american film of genre Drama directed by Sidney Franklin released in USA on 12 december 1931 with Norma Shearer

Private Lives (1931)

Private Lives
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Released in USA 12 december 1931
Length 1h24
Directed by
OriginUSA
Genres Drama,    Comedy,    Comedy-drama,    Romantic comedy,    Romance
Rating66% 3.3449153.3449153.3449153.3449153.344915

Private Lives is a 1931 American Pre-Code comedy film directed by Sidney Franklin. The screenplay by Hanns Kräly and Richard Schayer is based on the 1930 play Private Lives by Noël Coward.

Synopsis

Elyot Chase and Amanda Prynne, divorced after a tempestuous marriage, are dismayed to discover they both have opted to honeymoon with their new spouses at the same hotel on the French Riviera. Elyot finds his bride Sybil's questions about Amanda annoying, while Amanda wishes her new husband Victor would stop referring to Elyot every chance he gets. When Elyot discovers Amanda on the terrace their adjoining suites share, he insists he and Sybil immediately depart for Paris, the same plan Amanda proposes to Victor. The two ex-spouses quarrel with their new mates, both of whom set off in search of peace and quiet.

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