The First Year (1926)

Genres - Romance, Comedy Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Marriage Drama  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Frank Craven's hit Broadway comedy The First Year was gracefully adapted for the screen by Oscar-winning wordsmith Frances Marion. Matt Moore and Kathryn Perry star as young married couple Tom and Grace, who do their best to cope with the million-and-one crises facing them during their first year together. At the film's midpoint, it looks as though the couple is headed for the divorce courts when a dinner party designed to improve Tom's business chances goes horribly awry. Happily, things straighten out in time for Grace to inform her hubby that a "little stranger" is on the way. The sensitive direction of Frank Borzage helped lift The First Year several notches above the usual domestic-comedy syndrome.



dinner-party, husband-and-wife, marriage, newlywed, pregnancy, business