Her Private Life

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Her Private Life
Directed by Alexander Korda
Produced by Ned Marin
Screenplay by Forrest Halsey
Based on Déclassée 
by Zoë Akins
Starring Billie Dove
Walter Pidgeon
Holmes Herbert
Montagu Love
Music by Cecil Copping
Alois Reiser
Cinematography John F. Seitz
Edited by Harold Young
Distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc.
Release dates
  • August 25, 1929 (1929-08-25) (United States)
Running time
80 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Her Private Life is a lost[1][2] 1929 American Pre-Code drama film directed by Alexander Korda and starring Billie Dove, Walter Pidgeon and Holmes Herbert. The plot concerns an English aristocrat who causes a scandal when she divorces her husband and runs off with a young American. In the late 1940s and 1950s, Warner Bros. destroyed many of its negatives due to nitrate film decomposition. Studio records indicate that the negative of and filmography pre-1931 was marked "Junked 12/27/48" (December 27, 1948).

The film was Korda's second sound film, following The Squall. The film is a remake of the 1925 silent film Déclassée by Robert G. Vignola, which was itself an adaptation of a 1919 play of the same name by Zoë Akins.[3]




  • Kulik, Karol. Alexander Korda: The Man Who Could Work Miracles. Virgin Books, 1990.

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