Breakfast at Sunrise was the penultimate movie vehicle for Constance Talmadge, who retired when talkies came in two years later. Dressed up like a million dollars, Talmadge is cast as wealthy and spoiled Parisian lass Madeline, who decides to make her equally wealthy lover, the Marquis (Bryant Washburn), jealous. Thus, she marries the poverty-stricken Lussan (Don Alvarado), who agrees to the union to spite his sweetheart Georgianna (Paulette Duval). Unfortunately, neither Madeline nor Lussan counted on falling in love with each other -- but that's just what happens. Director Mal St. Clair, perhaps the best of the Lubitsch imitators, manages to extract much from little, with no small assistance from supporting actress Marie Dressler, cast as a worldly-wise queen.
by Hal Erickson synopsis