Her Private Life

Her Private Life is a surviving[1] 1929 American pre-Code drama film directed by Alexander Korda and starring Billie Dove, Walter Pidgeon and Holmes Herbert. The plot concerns an English aristocrat who causes a scandal when she divorces her husband and runs off with a young American. The film had been considered a lost film.[2] However, as July 2016, according to the Library of Congress, the film was found in an Italian archive.

Her Private Life
Walter Pidgeon, Montagu Love and Billie Dove
Directed byAlexander Korda
Produced byNed Marin
Screenplay byForrest Halsey
Based onDéclassée
by Zoë Akins
StarringBillie Dove
Walter Pidgeon
Holmes Herbert
Montagu Love
Music byCecil Copping
Alois Reiser
CinematographyJohn F. Seitz
Edited byHarold Young
Distributed byWarner Bros. Pictures, Inc.
Release date
  • August 25, 1929 (1929-08-25)
Running time
80 minutes
CountryUnited States

This was Korda's second sound film, following The Squall. It is a remake of the 1925 silent film Déclassée by Robert G. Vignola, which was itself an adaptation of a 1919 play of the same name by Zoë Akins.[3]


See also



  • Kulik, Karol. Alexander Korda: The Man Who Could Work Miracles. Virgin Books, 1990.

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