Honor of the Family

Honor of the Family is a 1931 American Pre-Code drama film released by First National Pictures (a subsidiary of Warner Bros.), starring Bebe Daniels and Warren William. It was based on the play by Emil Fabre, from the Honoré de Balzac novel, La Rabouilleuse.[1]

Honor of the Family
Directed byLloyd Bacon
Written by
Based on La Rabouilleuse play
by Émile Fabre from novel by Balzac
CinematographyErnest Haller
Distributed byFirst National Pictures: A Subsidiary of Warner Bros.
Release date
  • October 17, 1931 (1931-10-17)
Running time
66 minutes
CountryUnited States

This was the talkie debut for Warren William who would become one of the major stars for Warner Brothers over the next five years.[2] It also marked Dita Parlo's first English-speaking role.[1]


Preservation status

The film is now considered to be a lost film, with no film elements known to exist. The soundtrack, recorded separately on Vitaphone disks, survives.

See also


  1. "Honor of the Family". Catalog of Feature Films. American Film Institute. Retrieved 2015-03-11.
  2. Steinhagen, Jon (2010). "Talkers, Fast and Smooth: Lee Tracy and Warren William". In New England Vintage Film Society (ed.). Playbills to Photoplays. Xlibris Corporation. ISBN 978-1-4535-8775-1.

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