|Directed by||John G. Adolfi|
|Written by||Charles Kenyon based on the play Misdeal by Basil Woon|
|Edited by||James Gibbon|
|Distributed by||Warner Bros.|
Recaptured Love is a 1930 early talkie pre-Code musical drama film based on the play Misdeal by Basil Woon about a man who experiences a mid life crisis that results in his divorce. It stars Belle Bennett and John Halliday.
In this drama, a 50-year-old married man (played by John Halliday) goes with his wife (Belle Bennett) and son (Junior Durkin) to a nightclub in a fancy hotel in Detroit. He meets a gold-digger (Dorothy Burgess) there, singing the theme song of the picture, and eventually ends up going out with her on a subsequent occasion and falls in love with her. His wife finally finds out and this leads to her leaving him and getting a divorce in Paris. He is married to the gold-digger but finds life with her and her "jazz friends" to be too much for him. He begins to long for his old wife when he finds her in a nightclub with another man (Richard Tucker, not the famous tenor) and becomes jealous.
- Belle Bennett as Helen Parr
- John Halliday as Brentwood Parr
- Dorothy Burgess as Peggy Price
- Richard Tucker as Rawlings
- Junior Durkin as Henry Parr
- Brooks Benedict as Pat
The film survives complete. It was transferred on to 16mm film by Associated Artists Productions in the 1966 and shown on television. A 16mm copy is housed at the Wisconsin Center for Film & Theater Research.
- Noted: Recaptured Love, wisconsinhistory.org; accessed July 23, 2015.
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