The Right to Love (1930 American film)

The Right to Love is a 1930 American pre-Code drama film which was nominated at the 4th Academy Awards for Best Cinematography (for Charles Lang).[1][2] It was based on Susan Glaspell's 1928 novel Brook Evans.[3]

The Right to Love
Paul Lukas and Ruth Chatterton
Directed byRichard Wallace
Written byZoe Akins
Susan Glaspell (novel-Brook Evans)
StarringRuth Chatterton
Paul Lukas
David Manners
Music byKarl Hajos (uncredited)
W. Franke Harling (uncredited)
CinematographyCharles Lang
Edited byEda Warren
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
  • December 27, 1930 (1930-12-27)
Running time
79 minutes
CountryUnited States


A woman's daughter learns she is illegitimate.



  1. The Right to Love details Archived 2016-03-06 at the Wayback Machine,; accessed September 1, 2015.
  2. "The 4th Academy Awards (1931) Nominees and Winners". (Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences). Archived from the original on October 10, 2014. Retrieved May 21, 2019.
  3. Encyclopedia of Feminist Literature - Page 230 1438109105 Mary Ellen Snodgrass - 2014 ... settling in Delphi, Greece, Glaspell married the poet Norman H├Ąghem Matson. She produced Brooke Evans (1928), the basis for the film The Right to Love (1930), and chronicled the collapse of her second union in Fugitive's Return (1929).
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