Recaptured Love

Recaptured Love is a 1930 early talkie pre-Code musical drama film based on the play Misdeal by Basil Woon about a man who experiences a mid life crisis that results in his divorce. It stars Belle Bennett and John Halliday.

Recaptured Love
Directed byJohn G. Adolfi
Written byCharles Kenyon based on the play Misdeal by Basil Woon
StarringJohn Halliday
Belle Bennett
Dorothy Burgess
Junior Durkin
CinematographyJohn Stumar
Edited byJames Gibbon
Distributed byWarner Bros.
Release date
  • July 8, 1930 (1930-07-08)
Running time
77 minutes
CountryUnited States


In this drama, a 50-year-old married man (played by John Halliday) goes with his wife (Belle Bennett) and son (Junior Durkin) to a nightclub in a fancy hotel in Detroit. He meets a gold-digger (Dorothy Burgess) there, singing the theme song of the picture, and eventually ends up going out with her on a subsequent occasion and falls in love with her. His wife finally finds out and this leads to her leaving him and getting a divorce in Paris. He is married to the gold-digger but finds life with her and her "jazz friends" to be too much for him. He begins to long for his old wife when he finds her in a nightclub with another man (Richard Tucker, not the famous tenor) and becomes jealous.



The film survives complete. It was transferred on to 16mm film by Associated Artists Productions in 1966 and shown on television. A 16mm copy is housed at the Wisconsin Center for Film & Theater Research.[1] It is also preserved in the Library of Congress collection.[2]


  1. Noted: Recaptured Love,; accessed July 23, 2015.
  2. Catalog of Holdings The American Film Institute Collection and The United Artists Collection at The Library of Congress, (<-book title) p.150 c.1978 by The American Film Institute
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