Children of the Ritz

Children of the Ritz is a 1929 drama film from First National Pictures. Starring Dorothy Mackaill and Jack Mulhall.

Children of the Ritz
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Directed byJohn Francis Dillon
CinematographyJames Van Trees
Edited byLeroy Stone
Distributed byWarner Bros. Pictures, Inc.
Release date
  • March 3, 1929 (1929-03-03)
Running time
7 reels (approximately 70 minutes)
CountryUnited States

The movie was silent with its own Vitaphone soundtrack and sound effects recorded on Vitaphone phonographic records, and may have been released in dual silent and sound versions. The plot is based on a Cornell Woolrich story.


A spoiled rich girl falls for a poor chauffeur. Their situations are changed when her family loses all their money and he wins $50,000 at a racetrack. They get married, but it's not long before she starts spending their money the way she used to spend hers.


Preservation status

Children of the Ritz is now considered a lost film.

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