Grounds for Divorce (1925)

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In spite of a good cast and excellent direction from Paul Bern, this comedy -- based on the play by Ernest Vajda -- did not have much appeal for U.S. audiences, who found it hard to identify with the sophisticated French characters. Parisian divorce lawyer Maurice Sorbier (Matt Moore) is too wrapped up in his cases to pay much attention to his marriage to Alice (Florence Vidor). On the couple's year anniversary, he is so intent on his meeting with famous actress Marianne (Louise Fadenza) that Alice decides to seek a divorce herself. Despite the fact that she is currently being pursued by aviator Guido (George Beranger), a few months later she weds Count Zapata (Harry Myers). Guido is still determined to win Alice, so he takes the count up in his plane and proceeds to perform a number of daring stunts until the newlywed husband is more than willing to sign a letter of renunciation. So Alice divorces the count, but Sorbier finds out. He slips in and remarries her before Guido gets his chance.